BULGADEN's close seconds to Discoteca at Cork and Shamkhal at Killarney are the best pieces of form on view here and he appeared not to stay when sent over 2m4f at Clonmel. Back over the minimum trip he's handed another chance. Experimentalist has run well enough behind some decent performers though his lack of pace is a problem over this trip but he holds Face Value on their run at Sligo a couple of weeks ago. Both, however, have it all to do to reverse form with Westhaven, who showed improved form to finish runner-up that day and looks a threat to all with further progress likely. Mulleady can prove best of the remainder.
Face Value 9-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, 8th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on run-in, 4th of 13, 12l behind Liberty's Gift (11-7) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Swampfire (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 3rd approaching straight, closed under pressure but no impression when mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 8l behind Medicinal Compound (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl sft.
Westhaven (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Liberty's Gift (11-7) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Aspen (GER) 33-1 (11-1) Soon well off pace towards rear, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Medicinal Compound (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl sft.
Bulgaden (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden after next, 3rd entering straight, soon no extra and dropped to 4th, 5th of 8, 27l behind Tugboat (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Experimentalist 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out, no impression in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Liberty's Gift (11-7) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th approaching straight, kept on one pace from 2f out, 4th of 14, 8l behind Cebuano (10-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol (flat).
Rodeo Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 4th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 18, 23l behind Medicinal Compound (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl sft.
Iconic Sway (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, saddle slipped early, towards rear halfway, weakened 4 out, last of 13, well behind Liberty's Gift (11-7) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Mulleady (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division and well off pace, moderate 7th approaching straight, progress under pressure to chase leaders last, no impression and kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Medicinal Compound (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl sft.
Pj's Dream (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Always behind, last of 8, well behind Casimir Road (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl sft.