The filly Golanedge gets plenty of allowances and will have come on for her debut behind Heck Thomas at Punchestown. Top Othe Ra showed improvement from his opening run when not beaten far at Cork and should make further progress while Bell Weir showed a bit of promise at Roscommon last time and could be suited by today's quicker conditions. Noel Meade has been introducing some smart newcomers this campaign so Bose Ikard has to be respected but JUBILEE YEAR made a nice debut behind Blacklough at Killarney in May and with that experience under his belt he can return to action with a victory.
Best Value (IRE) Helissio gelding out of Upper Mount Clair.
Fitzcarraldo 13-2 (11-7) Disputed lead, headed 7f out, ridden and weakened from 4f out, 11th of 16, 34l behind Incas Article (11-9) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Jun '11.
Bell Weir 12-1 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, closed to chase leaders approaching straight, 3rd 2f out, soon dropped to 4th and no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 12l behind Bonisland (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Oct.
Bose Ikard (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Dolldyedee.
Jubilee Year (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th under 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Blacklough (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in May.
Posiden Sea (FR) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division best, no impression under pressure approaching straight, 9th of 14, 11l behind Blacklough (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in May.
Top Othe Ra (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Prominent, pulled hard, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 4th of 18, 8l behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.
Maontri (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Arabian Dream.
Young Lady (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 17, 22l behind Hats And Heels (11-4) at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo sft in Nov '11.
Golanedge (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd approaching straight and soon ridden along, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 17l behind Heck Thomas (11-10) at Punchestown 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-7yo) hvy in Oct.