Goal unshipped his rider after being hampered at Kilbeggan last time but has every chance on his earlier placed efforts. However, he may find it tough giving 8lb to OLD PRIDE. The latter has been threatening to break his duck with a couple of good recent efforts at Down Royal to his name and Tom Taaffe's charge can make amends after returning a losing favourite on his latest start. Spot Again, Honest John Martin, Bach To The Party and Elsie Freda all finished behind the selection last time and Westhaven's best recent form has been over the larger obstacles. Military Bowl is partnered by Ruby Walsh for his reappearance and is worth a second glance on that basis.
Goal (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace, 9th approaching 3 out, badly hampered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Honourable Emperor (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun, 14 ran.
Military Bowl (USA) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Westhaven (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) In rear, no impression from 4 out, went moderate 7th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 12, 16l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs gs in Apr.
Controlurthoughts (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th 3 out, no impression, 9th of 19, 49l behind Ballinalacken (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Dfordarsi (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Towards rear, jumped left at times, no impression from 4 out, 11th of 19, well behind Ballinalacken (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Honest John Martin (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, moderate 9th 5 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 11th of 20, 43l behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.
Old Pride (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Keen hold, prominent, kept on same pace under pressure in 3rd from before last, 3rd of 20, 6l behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.
Spot Again (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Never better than mid-division, completely tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.
Tisamystery (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 5th entering straight, no extra before 3 out, weakened, 7th of 18, well behind Wontbelongnow (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in May.
Wonderful Memories (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Mid-division, weakened entering straight, never a factor, 14th of 16, 27l behind Pepparpot (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 sft in May (flat).
Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, no threat from 4 out and behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Speckled Wood (10-12) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb, 18 ran.
Bach To The Party (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders, moderate 7th approaching 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 12th of 20, well behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.
Elsie Freda (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Impeded 1st, chased leaders, moderate 5th approaching 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 20, 30l behind Que Pasa (11-5) at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun.
Katelyn's Way (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, some headway 4f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 16, 32l behind Devils Paintbrush (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gf in Jun.
My Betty (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th under 4f out, soon no impression, 12th of 17, well behind Devils Bride (12-0) at Roscommon 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Nell's Nan (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 3rd 3 out, distant 2nd next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 31l behind Musawama (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Jackdillon (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Led before 2nd, ridden and headed 2 out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 43l behind Ebazan (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Afatcat 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th into straight, no impression when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace, 10th of 18, well behind Another Rebel (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Jun.
Kinghenrytheninth (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra approaching 2 out where left moderate 8th, 8th of 14, 23l behind Banana Flambe (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May.