Jessica Harrington won this last year but Citizenship, though a C&D winner, will need to improve on what he's shown to date. Ballysteen didn't have much chance in a Fairyhouse Grade 2 when last seen in April and should do better back over this trip though TRIFOLIUM looks the one to beat. Charles Byrnes' charge has a Grade 2 penalty for his victory here in February which he followed with narrow defeats in the highest class at Cheltenham and at the Festival here. He has every chance of going right to the top over hurdles and should make a winning return though the concession of 13lb to Miley Shah on this sort of ground won't be easy as he is fit from a fair effort behind Captain Cee Bee at Tipperary earlier this month.
Trifolium (FR) 4-7fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, travelling well when slight mistake 2 out, led and soon ridden clear, strongly pressed from last, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Alderwood (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Apr.
Citizenship 9-1 (10-9) Waited with, fell 3rd, in a race won by Baily Green (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft in Sep, 15 ran.
Ballysteen (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, lost place from before next, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 20l behind Jenari (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Khan Tengri (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway into 5th after 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 15l behind Dont Tell Pa (10-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Dysios (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway into 4th after 3 out, ridden in 5th and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 18l behind Burrenbridge Lodge (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl hvy in Sep.
Miley Shah (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, led after 5 out, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Captain Cee Bee (11-7) at Tipperary 2m hdl G2 (1) hvy.