High Stratos was having his first start for Jessica Harrington when landing a bumper at the Festival here and has all the credentials to make a decent hurdler. Aidan O'Brien hasn't had much success recently so he'll be hoping MARCHESE MARCONI can make a successful debut. He ran very well in several strong handicaps on the level last year, including when runner-up in the Irish Cesarewitch, and there's every chance he'll do well over timber so gets the verdict. Tooreen Legend also did well on the Flat and reappeared after a long break to score at Dundalk in March. He's another who should have a good career over timber as should Cape Glory. Fourni beat a smart performer in Shesafoxylady in a Galway bumper on fast ground last September and if taking to this easier going is another to consider.
Drive The Bus (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always behind, trailing 4 out, no impression, never a factor, 14th of 20, well behind Odit (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf.
Goodluck Noel (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Indabag.
High Stratos 14-1 (12-0) Chased leaders early until towards rear after halfway, closer order 6f out, improved to chase leaders approaching straight, soon moderate 3rd, closed to challenge between horses 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Punchestown 2m N H flat beating Kauto Grand Mogol (11-7) by 3l, 11 ran.
Kolaphos 3-1fav (11-12) Waited with, soon in mid-division, went 10th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 10th of 16, 34l behind Asockastar (11-7) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Lonan (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 6th before straight, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 14th of 17, 31l behind Princess Leya (11-5) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Lunch Master (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 16th of 17, 40l behind Princess Leya (11-5) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Took keen hold early, soon mid-division, remote 8th before straight, soon no danger, 10th of 17, well behind Katie T (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, progress early straight and went 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Cullentry Royal (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp in Mar (flat).
Phangio (USA) 11-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra from 4 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind The Mooch (11-12) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Roumanian (FR) 50-1 (11-9) Went left and lost considerable ground start, in rear, no danger and kept on from after 4 out, 17th of 24, 43l behind Shield (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
To Choose (IRE) 50-1 (10-2) In rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 18, 16l behind Cool Macavity (10-7) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in Apr.
Elsie 50-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, not fluent 4th, jumped left 3 out, ridden approaching straight, soon weakened, completely tailed off,, 6th of 8, well behind Adriana Des Mottes (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares nov hdl Gr 1 (1) sft in Apr.
Emma Pavlova (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 4th 5 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, moderate 4th next, left , 3rd at last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 9, 34l behind Alonso (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Fourni (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led from 3f out, asserted into straight and soon clear, kept on well final furlong, just held on, won at Galway 2m mrs N H flat gf in Sep beating Shesafoxylady (11-7) by shd, 20 ran.
Queen Alphabet (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 4f out, hampered and lost place approaching straight, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 25, 6l behind Morning Run (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat.
Regula (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up, moderate 5th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, weakened and tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Rasco (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Dec.
Rumble Doll (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along before straight, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Milsean (11-12) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
Abu Nayef (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Prominent early, 9th before halfway, no extra from 3 out, 16th of 20, well behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Cape Glory (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on outer, mistake 4th, went 2nd when mistake 3 out, soon dropped to 3rd, kept on without threatening in 3rd from last, 3rd of 20, 1 3/4l behind Odit (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf.
Mawj Tamy (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, driven over 2f out, hung right on home turn and weakened soon after, 7th of 8, 23l behind Squire Osbaldeston (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep (flat).
Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 22, 13l behind Campanology (10-0) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Sep (flat).
Open For Business (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Keeps Sake.
Progenitor (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen hold and chased leader in 2nd, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 15, well behind Sretaw (7-11) at Curragh 1m App hcp gd in Oct (flat).
Tooreen Legend (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Not fluent 1st, soon mid-division, niggled along circuit to go, soon no impression and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Guitar Pete (10-12) at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl in Sep, 16 ran.
Whipper's Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, progress into 9th 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 20, 26l behind Odit (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf.
Newsreader (USA) 100-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along 3 out and no extra approaching next, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Arctic Fire (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nh nov hdl.
Jack Of Spades (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up, bad mistake 2nd, towards when mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Indian Icon (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl, 18 ran.
Walk To Freedom (IRE) Arcadio gelding out of Carryonharriet.