Few horses carry double penalties to victory in bumpers but MACBRIDE should buck the trend with Sarah O'Brien able to use her allowance. Aidan O'Brien's charge has plenty of stamina as he showed over 2m3f at Cork and can outstay Mr Boss Man, who was over 11l behind him at Limerick in May. Dubh Eile was around 8l behind him at Gowran last weekend and also looks held while the remainder have plenty to find.
MacBride (IRE) 13-8fav (11-7) Made all, pressed from under 3f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Cork 2m 3f NH flat gf beating Most Peculiar (12-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Mr Boss Man (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Held up, 7th halfway, closer in 5th 6f out, progress into 2nd 3f out, soon ridden, no extra over 1f out, 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Totally Dominant (12-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f NH flat gf.
Dubh Eile (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, 4th approaching straight, under pressure from 3f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Macbride (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f NH flat gf.
Military Class (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden 5f out, dropped to 6th approaching straight, no impression from 3f out, soon no extra, 6th of 10, 42l behind Macbride (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f NH flat gf.
Notorious Villain (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pulled way into 4th halfway, ridden approaching straight and dropped to 6th, no extra, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 27l behind Curley Bill (11-11) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat sft in Nov '12.
The Four Deuces (IRE) Big Bad Bob mare out of Sinner Girl.
Think Of Me 25-1 (11-0) Rear, ran off bend over 2f out, not recover, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Powersbomb (11-8) at Sligo 2m 2f NH flat gf.
Ard Cregg (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 10th of 13, 20l behind Phil's Magic (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo NH flat gd in Jun.