He's Our Man, Koko Lane and Thomas Edison have all displayed useful jumping form and are preferred in order. He's Our Man has fitness assured and is very much at home on quick ground whereas Koko Lane may well need the run and Thomas Edison has shown his best when conditions have been soft or testing. However, they do have to concede plenty of weight to the younger brigade here. Stepping Down has posted runner-up efforts on both starts, the most recent of which only came in claiming company and CARDINAL PALACE makes greater appeal. He has not been strongly supported in the market on either of his last two starts but has acquitted himself really well, especially when hunting up Zarkiyr at Tipperary when last seen. The form looks strong as the third that day, Teoirim, has gone on to land a decent handicap at Leopardstown this week.
Catcher In The Bog (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, closer in 8th 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on without threatening final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind Stradater (10-0) at Limerick 7f mdn stks sft in Jun.
He's Our Man (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, fell 6th, in a race won by Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun, 18 ran.
Koko Lane (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th into straight, kept on from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 16, 9l behind Shu Lewis (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Out Of Sight (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Table Forty Six (11-7) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in May '11.
Regusci (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Rear of mid-division early, swift headway into 2nd halfway, challenged 5 out, led after 4 out, rider lost iron briefly and headed entering straight, 3rd and still travelling when fell 2 out, in a race won by The Boat People (11-2) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May, 19 ran.
Thomas Edison (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, slightly hampered 1st, plenty to do in rear of mid-division when badly hampered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Abbey Lane (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan, 28 ran.
Boragh Waters (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Slowly away, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 19l behind Menadati (9-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Cardinal Palace (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, travelled best early straight and headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and soon strongly pressed, headed 100 yards out and no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Zarkiyr (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Flight Ofthe Saker (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Waited with, no extra from over 2f out, last of 13, 43l behind The Vatican (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Golden Silence (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 9l behind Durand (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut gf in Jun.
Brookland Breeze (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 32l behind The Vatican (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Lick Ur Lips Lulu (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Pinewoods Lily.
Stepping Down (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Mid-division, moderate 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 3f out, 2nd and no impression leader 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Jan Van Eyck (8-13) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo clm in Jun.