Willie Mullins won this a year ago with Pique Sous and DEVILS BRIDE looks the one to be on here after his demolition job at Roscommon. He looks a really smart prospect but will need to be if he's to see off Bach To Whitingbay, who would now be chasing a five-timer but for falling in a Tramore point-to-point in April and had Spa Hill 8l behind when landing a Cork bumper on fast ground last time. Indian Road Runner showed the benefit of a promising Fairyhouse debut to score at Kilbeggan though that was on soft going and Some Officer could need a bit further after a convincing success over 2m2f at Sligo last week.
Bach To Whitingbay (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead over 5f out, ridden clear over 2f out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gf beating Spa Hill (10-8) by 8l, 13 ran.
Devils Bride (IRE) 7-2fav (12-0) Chased leaders, raced wide, closed in 2nd from before straight, challenged and led over 1 1/2f out, soon asserted, stayed on well to draw clear, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m N H flat sft in Jun beating Waylander (11-7) by 12l, 17 ran.
Indian Road Runner (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, good progress to be close up from under 4f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat sft in May beating Dainty Diva (11-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Some Officer (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, good headway to lead approaching straight and ridden to assert well over 1f out, driven out and kept on well, won at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat gd beating Close One (11-8) by 9l, 12 ran.
Araku Valley (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Lagan Canal (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f N H flat gf.
Celtic Fashion (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, pushed along 4 out, headway next and left 6th 2 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 22l behind Maxim Gorky (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Jun '12.
Spa Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 4f out, ridden 3f out, no impression 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd on line, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Bach To Whitingbay (11-9) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gf.
Mornington Belle (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Towards rear, kept on same pace from under 4f out, 11th of 13, 46l behind Private Treasure (11-2) at Limerick 2m Lstd N H flat (1) gd in Apr.