A very poor turnout as Castletimon has been getting beaten in bumpers and over hurdles and Massini's Trap has gone backwards since a very promising debut at Leopardstown in July. Noble Call had little chance over a mile last time though may need even further than this so the vote goes to TREASURE THE RIDGE. He's shown a bit of improvement this season after a very long absence and was staying on again over a mile at Limerick after being outpaced at the furlong pole.
Castletimon (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, 5th 4f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 4th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 13l behind Marchese Marconi (9-7) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn stks hvy in Apr.
Dontmesswitdezohan (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 6l behind Bayan (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Massini's Trap (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Waited with, wide straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 6th of 14, 8l behind Zeftan (9-7) at Limerick 1m mdn stks.
Noble Call (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Soon chased leaders, 6th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 5l behind Killena Boy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
Snap Bach (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 16, 50l behind Stepwise (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn stks.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Prominent, 3rd 1 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Zeftan (9-7) at Limerick 1m mdn stks.