ENDLESS INTRIGUE is held in high regard by Dermot Weld and the dual bumper and Flat winner hasn't had much racing for a six-year-old. He'll be fit enough for this and can get his new career off to a successful start. Marlay Park, also the winner of two bumpers, is still a maiden after nine starts over timber which is a real surprise as he has produced several very useful performances and will be better for a fine return behind Fists Of Fury at Thurles. Silverlord, whose second to Oilily at Gowran in June is probably the best form on view, has produced his best efforts on faster ground than he's likely to meet today. Glam Gerry made a very encouraging debut when a close third behind Saville Row at Down Royal but that was over 2m6f and this may prove too short. Mackeys Forge appeared to find 2m4f at Punchestown beyond him last time and is better judged on his earlier form over today's trip.
Alderwood (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, switched to outer before 3 out, effort and no impression before 2 out, one pace, 10th of 25, 18l behind Medical Card (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Barbaric Times (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Ballyhaunis (11-12) at Thurles 2m hdl in Nov.
Endless Intrigue (IRE) 9-4fav (12-0) Chased leaders, well off pace, closed 3f out, 2nd 2f out, soon led, stayed on well final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 14, nk behind Shop Dj (11-1) at Curragh 2m N H flat in May.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway in 8th 3 out, ridden into 4th before 2 out, 3rd 2 out, challenged last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 3/4l behind Saville Row (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f mdn hdl in Nov.
Green Grenello 8-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, moderate 5th after 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 38l behind Imperial Shabra (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Kildare Blowin (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Prominent, 5th halfway, lost place from 6f out, soon no extra and eased, completely tailed off, 21st of 22, well behind He's Our Man (11-11) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat sft in Oct.
Last Time D'albain (FR) 66-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 15th of 22, well behind Our Gar (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl gd in Apr.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, improved into 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and outpaced, 3rd straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 10l behind Oscars Well (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Marlay Park (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, progress to chase leaders after 4 out, 6th before straight, challenged from 2 out, on terms approaching last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Fists Of Fury (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Mc Paddy (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Uncle Junior (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f 5yo nhf gd in Jun '07.
Ricardian (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression in moderate before 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 17l behind Gagewell Flyer (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Roll Over Rover (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 6th before 3 out, ridden into 4th after 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Carrigmartin (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Ross Limestone (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress 3 out, 10th after 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 23, 18l behind Inspector Clouseau (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Sea Stallion (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, some headway into moderate 5th before 4 out, no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 19, 13l behind Frisco Depot (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Nov.
Seaway Prince (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway briefly 6f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Byerley Bear (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat sft.
Silverlord (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased winner 2 out, ridden approaching last, not quicken run-in, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Colleoni (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Chapter Eleven (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Towards rear, brought down 3rd, in a race won by Medical Card (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Nov, 25 ran.
Spa Waters (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, hampered at 6th, no threat and kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 19, 47l behind Frisco Depot (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Nov.
Castel Moton (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, some headway early straight, moderate 6th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 28l behind Gagewell Flyer (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.