HOLD EM COWBOY won at Navan in December and scored over fences at Fairyhouse the following month. Gordon Elliott rarely wastes a trip across the Irish Sea and the top weight may have too much class for today's rivals. Los Nadis has the past form to figure but has disappointed since finishing second at Musselburgh on New Year's Day and, along with Ryton Runner, was well behind Sybarite over a longer trip here last month. Merrydown is also proving hard to place, as is Quel Elite, while Caerlaverock hasn't won since 2010.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Soon in rear, slow jump 3rd, soon well behind, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Aces And Kings (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Quel Elite (FR) 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden to chase leading pair after 3 out until after next, no impression before last, 4th of 9, 7l behind Lie Forrit (11-12) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.
Merrydown (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, stumbled badly 6th, ridden in rear next, well beaten after 4 out, 7th of 13, 32l behind Vivaldi Collonges (11-6) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Los Nadis (GER) 16-1 (11-1) Behind, under pressure when hampered 9th, never dangerous, tailed off, 7th of 11, 41l behind Sybarite (11-4) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Apr.
Caerlaverock (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) In touch in 5th, headway before 8th, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 5th of 7, well behind Sealous Scout (11-1) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Aggie's lad (IRE) 50-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, held up, headway to chase leaders before 3rd, 2nd next, led after 5th, ridden and headed before 2 out, chased winner until the last, weakened flat, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mr Utah (11-8) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Little Boy Boru (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, progress into 8th 3 out, soon ridden, 8th at last, kept on without threatening run-in, 5th of 16, 11l behind Allez Vic (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Mar.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, hard after 9th, lost place 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 11, 36l behind Sybarite (11-4) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Apr.
Rinnagree Rosie 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, took closer order 5th, went 2nd 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 27l behind Finaghy Ayr (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Mar.