ART OF LOGISTICS is well clear on official ratings and the race conditions are in his favour. A debut winner on his chasing bow at Gowran was followed by a Grade 3 success on this track and he returned to land a very strong looking handicap last month. He's impossible to oppose, despite Back To Balloo's all-the-way victory at Fairyhouse which was achieved on very fast ground. Churchfield Champ hasn't fulfilled early promise and the once-promising Loosen My Lord has been hunting and no longer looks up to the level of the selection.
Art Of Logistics (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, impeded by faller at 4th, closer in 2nd approaching straight, challenged and led before last, stayed on well run-in,, won at Punchestown 2m hcp chs gd in May beating Mallowney (11-10) by 2l, 8 ran.
Back To Balloo (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, soon led and jumped left throughout, clear approaching 5th, stayed on well from 3 out, unchallenged, won at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs gf in May beating Arzembouy Premier (10-8) by 9l, 7 ran.
Churchfield Champ (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Prominent, disputed lead briefly after 4th, ridden in 2nd entering straight, disputing 2nd at last, weakened run-in, 7th of 9, 13l behind Luke's Benefit (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft in Jan.
Loosen My Load (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Prominent in chasing group, closed up from 7 out, 3rd 3 out, no impression from next, moderate 4th when not fluent last, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 17l behind Oscar Barton (10-11) at Cork 2m 4f hts chs in Apr.