TIME PLEASE was only caught in the final strides by The Crafty Butcher at Killarney last month. Edward O'Grady's charge gets the nod on only his third start over fences. Ring Ben finished back in third at Killarney so Chill looks a bigger threat on his recent second at Kilbeggan. Sizing India ran well for a long way before fading at Punchestown last time and Limpopo Tom has been thereabouts in all three chase starts including a recent third at Ballinrobe. Hurdles winners Abolitionist and Sir Loujay have yet to figure over the larger obstacles.
Abolitionist (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Soon mid-division, not fluent 4 out, improved travelling smoothly from next, 5th approaching straight, no impression in 3rd from 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 18, 8l behind Mallards In Flight (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Afatcat 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 3 out, ridden and headed after next, no extra and dropped to 8th before last, weakened, 12th of 16, 18l behind Noble Call (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Apr.
Akinspirit (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leader, left moderate 3rd at 6th, no impression when mistake 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 8, well behind Alelchi Inois (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase gd in May.
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, reminders after 4th, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra in moderate 7th after 3 out, eased early straight, 7th of 9, well behind Wooly Tom (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Jan.
Chill (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, a little closer from before 6 out, 3rd 2 out, chased winner last, no impression run-in, kept on well close home, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Bally Longford (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chase gd.
Limpopo Tom (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace in 3rd from before last, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Arzembouy Premier (10-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f beg chs gd in May.
Moon Prince (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) Mid-division, carried left 8th, headway next, challenged after until ridden before next, no extra before last, 6th of 12, 21l behind The Rattler Obrien (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Raydari (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 11, 48l behind Roman Numeral (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.
Ring Ben (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leader, moderate 3rd when fell 6th, in a race won by Alelchi Inois (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase gd in May, 8 ran.
See It As It Is (IRE) 28-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along and lost place when slight mistake 3 out, no extra, 14th of 16, 30l behind Benefitthewest (10-10) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Sir Loujay (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leader, never a factor, left remote 4th at 7th, completely tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Alelchi Inois (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase gd in May.
Sizing India (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, slightly slow 2nd, moderate 4th before straight, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 7, 13l behind Howwoulduno (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs gd in May.
Suffren (USA) 13-8fav (10-6) Soon mid-division at slow pace to 5th, ridden along from 4 out, chased leaders on outer into straight, soon no extra, no danger when mistake 2 out, 9th of 10, 31l behind Band Of Blood (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl in May.
Time Please (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, left disputing lead 3 out, soon led, mistake next, pressed run-in, kept on, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind The Crafty Butcher (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs in May.
Milan Elite (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Tr ldrs, cl 2nd 4out, sn not qckn & wknd, 4th of 7, 24l behind Port Rock (12-2) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp.