Park Ranger has won three times on the Flat but is still a maiden after 15 starts over timber. Alfred James and Regal Athlete have very long absences to overcome but Shemshal showed plenty of potential in bumpers earlier this year and should make a hurdler. Somethingwonderful made a winning bumper debut at Galway a year ago but didn't make the expected progress, though he should do better on this quicker ground. SALAM ALAYKUM is rated 91 on the Flat after three victories and made a bright start over hurdles when staying on well behind Fantasy King at Navan last month. Conditions will suit him and he can go one better.
Alfred James 3-1fav (12-0) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd approaching straight, went 2nd and challenged under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, not match winner, 2nd of 25, 1 1/2l behind Golanbrook (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat gd in May '11.
Catchin Time (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Attempted to make all, headed and no extra from before 2 out, 8th of 11, 47l behind Milborough (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Court Frontier (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division off pace and never a factor, 8th halfway and no extra from 4 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, well behind King Shabra (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl gf.
Highanna Leader (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Rcd keenly in mid div, prog to 5th at 4th, drpd twrds rr of mid div 4out, rdn & up 3out, wknd & pu last, in a race won by Blakemount (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 17 ran.
Mollies Gent (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, some progress 4 out, moderate 11th 3 out, soon ridden, no extra from 2 out, 7th of 20, 25l behind Bishops Road (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft.
One Goal (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, closer order from before straight, soon 2nd, no impression when slight mistake last, soon no extra and dropped to 4th on line, 4th of 16, 13l behind Minella Fiveo (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Park Ranger (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, pushed along into moderate 5th before straight, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on to 3rd last, 3rd of 18, 26l behind Lagan Canal (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Regal Athlete (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression, 7th of 19, 25l behind Fort George (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun '11.
Salam Alaykum (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, soon struggling, went 2nd and kept on without troubling winner run-in, 2nd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Fantasy King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Shemshal (FR) 3-1 (12-0) Settled towards reara, some headway approaching straight and went 4th over 2f out, ridden and no impression 1f out, no extra, 4th of 11, 14l behind Fayette County (11-7) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Somethingwonderful (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th 5f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace straight, 5th of 15, 48l behind Turnandgo (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
The Yellow Bin (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 9th after 3 out, no extra 2 out, 12th of 20, 29l behind Arctic Fire (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Velis Nolis (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div, 8th 1/2 way, prog 3rd 3out, 5th 2out, wknd & cont onepce, 6th of 18, 26l behind Pleasant Company (12-0) at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Cielador (IRE) Celtic Swing mare out of Cieladeed.