Lady Olwyn is a front-runner who has been finding it difficult to get home so today's heavy ground won't be in her favour. Eirland showed enough promise on his opening run at Fairyhouse at the end of last month to suggest he may do best of those with bumper experience but winning point-to-pointers Flemenstar and Rathnaroughy have long absences to overcome. Lord Gale is certain to attract support from the Willie Mullins' followers but he doesn't have a typical bumper pedigree and a chance is taken with fellow newcomer GARRYNCURRA, the fifth foal of a mare who scored over 1m4f and has already produced four winners.
Flemenstar (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Alw pr, ld 2out, sn in command, easily, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp sft in Apr beating Faith Keeper (12-0) by 20l, 11 ran.
Lanespark (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, closer in 8th 5 out, 6th before 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from after next, 5th of 18, 6l behind Ocean Bright (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Premier Rule (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 27l behind Samain (11-12) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Jan.
Rathnaroughy (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ww in rr, prog aftr 4out, cl up 2out, ld last, row, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy in Apr beating Canadian Venture (12-0) by 6l, 12 ran.
Eirland (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, headway into 5th entering straight, ridden to challenge in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out where 5th, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Tusa Eire (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
Garraheen Chief (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Garraheen Lady.
Garryncurra (IRE) Orpen gelding out of Spicebird.
Lord Gale (IRE) Bach gelding out of Wire Lady.
Memories Of Milan (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 10th halfway, no extra and kept on one pace from 2 out, 7th of 24, 34l behind So Young (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Yanavita (IRE) Bach gelding out of Fishers Lady.
Illaney Lady (IRE) Muchea mare out of April Heights.
Lady Olwyn (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Led, strongly pressed approaching straight, soon joined, headed under pressure and dropped to 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th over 1f out, 4th of 9, 14l behind Black Benny (11-9) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Jan.