WILDE BLUE YONDER will find this a lot easier than the Grade 2 he contested at Aintree in April. Alan King's four-year-old can get off the mark here at the main expense of May's Kilbeggan second At Reception, who is now in Jonjo O'Neill's care. Theatrebar only found one too good at Exeter in the spring while Uppingham was fourth here in June, though was beaten 17 lengths. Smiles For Miles was second in a point-to-point at Dromohane in March but makes his debut under Rules today and the filly Presenting Pricilla is just as interesting.
At Reception (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, moderate 6th 4f out, moderate 5th before straight, went 2nd well inside final furlong, kept on without reaching winner, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Balboni (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat sft in May.
Cusheen Bridge (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Led 1f, prominent, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 14l behind Wadswick Court (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Royal Macnab (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) In touch, headway to join leader over 10f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 31l behind Knock House (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Smiles For Miles (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Ww rr, prog from 5out, further prog 4out & went 3rd 2out, 2nd at last, so flat, no ex final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Mortlestown (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Mar.
Tea In Marrakech (IRE) Spadoun gelding out of Bagatelle.
Theatrebar 10-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, chased winner over 2f out, kept on, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Southfield Vic (10-11) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Uppingham 7-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway on inside 7f out, outpaced by leaders final 3f, 4th of 9, 17l behind Neville (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Wilde Blue Yonder (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, faded final furlong, 11th of 19, 19l behind Killyglass (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gs in Apr.
Presenting Pricila (IRE) Presenting filly out of Inishbeg House.