Double Seven has been progressing at a rate of knots but will need to do so again following a 9lb rise for completing a hat-trick at Tipperary. Some Present, who has mainly contested Grade 1 level in novice company, makes his handicap debut from what could prove to be a lenient mark and he's on the short-list as is Pozyc, though he's up 8lb for a scrambling victory at Listowel. The progressive chaser Ad Idem is on a fair mark as he reverts to hurdles but Bale O'Shea is 19lb higher than when winning this a year ago. A four-year-old has been successful in this in the past so KING'S PARADE is taken to score for the younger brigade. Aidan Whelan's charge looked ideally suited by stepping up in trip here a couple of weeks ago where the soft ground was also a help and he can complete a quick double.
Made In Taipan (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Led and clear early, joined before 2 out, soon headed and no extra, 8th of 11, 40l behind Capellanus (10-6) at Galway 2m hcp hdl hvy.
Double Seven (IRE) 9-4fav (11-6) Waited with in 6th, 5th 4 out, pushed along in 4th approaching straight, challenged and on terms last, led and stayed on best closing stages, won at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl sft beating Mubrook (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Sweet My Lord (FR) 8-1 (10-6) Mid-division on inside, mistake 4 out, driven next, weakened and hampered 2 out, 12th of 15, 29l behind Recession Proof (10-8) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Feb.
Some Present (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, well off pace, closer order from before 3 out, 2nd next, 3rd and kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Cavite Beta (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep.
Chamirey (FR) 8-11fav (11-12) Chased leaders, never fluent and mistakes throughout, under pressure 5 out, soon behind, rallied to go moderate 3rd after last, 3rd of 5, 26l behind Soft Spoken Guy (10-12) at Kelso 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs in Apr.
Pozyc (FR) Evensfav (10-4) Waited with, keen hold, good progress to go 2nd into straight, led before 2 out, clear approaching last, reduced lead closing stages, all out, won at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Sep beating Faltering Fullback (10-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Tillahow (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, disputed from 3 out until headed under pressure entering straight, no extra from before last, weakened run-in, 5th of 13, 12l behind Street Entertainer (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl gd in May.
Ad Idem (IRE) 9-1 (10-4) Towards rear, no impression in 9th 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Wishfull Thinking (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 5f nov chs gd in May, 17 ran.
Killyglen (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Close up, tended to race wide, no extra and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Ongenstown Lad (10-13) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Sep.
Medical Card (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th approaching 6 out, soon no impression, pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Last Instalment (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl in Apr, 16 ran.
Cootamundra (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, improved 6 out, closed from 4 out, 3rd 2 out, chased winner and no impression under pressure from before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Ongenstown Lad (10-13) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Sep.
Bale O'shea (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, 9th of 24, 12l behind The Shepherd (10-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl 0-140 hvy in Dec.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden before 2 out where left 4th, stayed on to 2nd last, soon challenged, no extra closing stages, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Ghareer (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Feb.
Define (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) Soon towards rear, short of room and switched to outer before 3 out, closed into 4th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Sebadee (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Jul.
Rocco's Hall (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Not jump fluently and reminders at stages, prominent for much, dropped to last and no extra from after 5 out, completely tailed off, last of 5, well behind Treacle (11-8) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-130 sft.
King's Parade 10-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 2nd 3 out, led entering straight, challenged 2 out, ridden to assert before last, kept on well, won at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl beating Gamede (10-7) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Vital Plot (USA) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 2 out, ridden entering straight, no extra from last, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Carutomark (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Jeunopse (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, 3rd entering straight, ridden and no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 13l behind Leceile (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m mares mdn hdl gd.