The Boat People should make a chaser and her two victories over timber at Cork have been a bonus. Playtime Ben has the ability to win over fences but his jumping has left plenty to be desired so far and he may need a confidence-booster. Raajih was having only his second run over fences at Tramore last month and appeared to find the 2m6f just too far so he's likely to get involved here but it's CLOONE SPRINGS who is given the verdict as he has been showing improved form over hurdles and has the benefit of three runs over fences behind him.
Captain Declan (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 8th of 12, 39l behind Charger (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug '11.
Captain Ocana (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Keen early and pulled way into lead 1st, headed 3 out and dropped to 4th next, no extra, 5th of 10, 13l behind Chebona Bula (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, no extra from before straight, pulled up before last, in a race won by Wrong Turn (10-5) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May, 12 ran.
Clara More (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no impression leaders before 4 out, soon weakened and tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Coolnagorna Giggs (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase sft in Apr.
Cloone Springs (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, 2nd 2 out, no impression winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Moscow Chief (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf in May.
Definite Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct, 17 ran.
Dingaling (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 9th of 18, well behind Irish Soul (11-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in May.
Jack The Pirate (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon well off pace towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 33l behind Esporao (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase.
Ma Chara (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Soon close up, bad mistake and unseated rider 5 out, in a race won by Keep On Track (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs gf, 14 ran.
Playtime Ben (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Waited with, fell 7th, in a race won by Golden Kite (10-6) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gf, 16 ran.
Present Potential (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Attempted to make all, joined from 4 out, headed approaching straight, renewed effort last, every chance run-in, not get back to winner near the finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Coolnagorna Giggs (11-9) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Prominent in chasing group, well off the pace, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace from before 2 out, 7th of 14, 24l behind Esporao (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase.
Streets Of Newyork 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division best, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 13, 32l behind Georgie (9-12) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Aug.
The Boat People (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led, challenged 5 out, headed after 4 out, regained lead entering straight, challenged 2 out, soon ridden, strongly pressed from last and all out, won at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May beating Foot Soldier (10-12) by 1/2l, 19 ran.
Raajih 7-1 (11-5) Towards rear, 8th halfway, went 4th 3 out and 3rd before next, soon no chance with winner, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Chebona Bula (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Mattara (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, 5th halfway, fell 4 out, in a race won by Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy in Feb, 16 ran.
Birzali (FR) 5-1 (10-11) Soon held up in touch, ridden after 2 out (normal 3 out), weakened before next, 6th of 12, 21l behind Lyssio (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Theshowisover (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 20l behind Arnaud (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in May.