ARE YA RIGHT CHIEF was a little disappointing when tackling this trip for the first time at Punchestown last month but his overall form is strong and he can defy a penalty for his bumper success. Winning point-to-pointer Pestal And Mortar ran a cracking race on ground probably too fast for her at Downpatrick and must be a major threat with her allowances as must Vicalus, who was just touched off over 2m4f on fast ground here in April. Misty Weather is another receiving plenty of weight and she's always looked as though this longer trip would suit. Easy Mate did well when stepped up to 2m4f at Ballinrobe and is another to consider in an open event.
Are Ya Right Chief (IRE) 5-6fav (11-12) Prominent, led or disputed lead from 5th, mistake 3 out and headed next, soon driven along and no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Seriatim (11-5) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl sft in May.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 18, well behind Dreaming On (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Easy Mate (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, progress 5th, soon chased leaders, moderate 4th after 2 out, ridden to close last, no impression and kept on run-in, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Lean Times (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
By The Banks (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, progress into moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 18, 24l behind Whispering Hills (11-12) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft.
Canis Major (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 5th aftr a mile, went 2nd bef 2out & still cl 3rd with ev ch bef last, so flat but no ex nr fin, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Accordingtopalm (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp sft.
Caspian Piper (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Led, headed 7th, ridden and dropped to 4th approaching 3 out, no extra in straight, 6th of 11, 9l behind Coldwinters (10-13) at Kilbeggan 3m cond hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Fairwood Massini (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Settled in rear of mid-division on outer, 8th halfway, good headway to go close 3rd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Page One Two Nine (11-2) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf, 12 ran.
Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden from before 6 out, soon lost place and no extra, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Sorted (10-1) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr, 23 ran.
Too Wild For Der (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Soon chased leaders, lost place 6th, dropped to rear and pulled up after 6 out, in a race won by The Amarillo Kid (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gf, 13 ran.
Urraiocht (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some progress from 3 out, left 2 places closer entering straight, kept on one paced, 6th of 18, 44l behind Dreaming On (10-6) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Blackberryblossom (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, closer in moderate 8th from 6 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 9th of 14, 37l behind Missunited (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Combustible Kate (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Prominent, led after 3 out, headed and no extra from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Carlos Fandango (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gf.
Misty Weather (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, challenged on outer in 3rd straight, no impression under pressure from 2 out, slight mistake and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Missunited (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Nuggets Of Wisdom (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Soon led, slow jump and headed 3rd, on terms again 3 out, lost place approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 12th of 22, well behind Baresi (11-1) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May.
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 6th halfway, went 3rd 3 out, 2nd approaching next, kept on under pressure run-in but no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Good Time In Milan (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf.
Vicalus (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, closed 4 out, gained narrow lead from 2 out, just headed before last, kept on well run-in without matching winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Fairymount Lord (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Apr.
Hoggen Green (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Foreverpresenting (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May, 10 ran.
Bonny Blackdoe (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Towards rear, no impression from after 3 out, some progress when fell 2 out, in a race won by Cnoc Na Sioga (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gf, 9 ran.
Cosmic Wonder (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd approaching straight, 3rd and no extra final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Superior Quality (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f ldy N H flat gd.