Willie Mullins has won two of the four renewals and PASSAGE VENDOME should make it three. A winning bumper on fast ground, he was probably a bit unfortunate to be beaten on his hurdling bow at Tramore as he was given plenty to do and Emmet Mullins won't make the same mistake this time. Celestial Prospect ran really well behind Saint Gervais at Clonmel and normal progress will see him in the shake-up but Noble Pageant may not appreciate returning to the minimum trip and some of these are likely to prove too quick for him. The consistent bumper Six Stone Ned makes his hurdling debut and is one to keep an eye on.
Passage Vendome (FR) 7-2 (11-12) Waited with in mid-division, moderate 6th after 3 out, closed travelling approaching next, ridden into 3rd at last, kept on run-in without troubling winner, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Coldstonesober (10-13) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Foildearg (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, weakened from 4 out, completely tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Eyesontheprize (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov.
Beatsupreme 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 2 out, ridden in 3rd before last, kept on same pace run-in without troubling first 2, 3rd of 20, 3 1/2l behind Mobile Sizer (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Celestial Prospect (AUS) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders , improved to lead 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed after 2 out, no impression on winner from last, 2nd of 17, 4 1/2l behind Saint Gervais (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Finish The Story (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Soon led, sent on over 1 mile out, reduced lead 5f out, headed before straight, soon no impression, 10th of 19, 35l behind Kilbarry Beauty (11-7) at Cork 2m 2f N H flat in Apr.
Gizzit (IRE) 22-1 (11-9) Mid-division, moderate 7th after 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 42l behind Ample Appeal (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Noble Pageant (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 6th 4 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 23, 39l behind Sorted (10-1) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 in Apr.
Six Stone Ned (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Waited with in mid-division, closed to track leaders from 4f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, on terms inside final furlong, not match winner closing stages, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Piper Hill (10-11) at Thurles 2m NH flat gf in Apr.
Skule Hill (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alw twrds rr, 12th by 5th, fair 11th aftr 4out, to when pu 2out, in a race won by Ardkilly Witness (12-0) at Knockanard 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb, 17 ran.
Amigan Lady (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 18th of 20, well behind Station Lane (10-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Broadway Twist (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th 5f out, 4th from 4f out, no extra under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 9th of 14, 34l behind Letherbelucky (11-9) at Wexford 2m 4f mares n h flat gf in Apr.
Busyasabee (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Keen tracked leader until 2nd, weakened next, behind when pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Jimbill (11-0) at Fakenham 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec, 10 ran.
Great Oak (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th approaching straight, soon no extra, 10th of 20, well behind Enter The Indian (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Apr.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and completely tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Sorted (11-10) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Vic Chic (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, blundered 2nd, never a factor, 14th of 20, 47l behind Mobile Sizer (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.