This has produced a much better field than could have been anticipated though both Mr Cracker and Muirhead are much better known as chasers these days. The former landed a Listowel handicap last month but appeared to find fast ground against him at Down Royal while the once high-class hurdler Muirhead finished fourth in the bet365 at Sandown last time and hasn't won over timber for two years. OILILY scored on the Flat at this time a year ago and has had just two runs so far this year. Her latest came in a Grade 1 behind Glens Melody at Punchestown where the heavy ground was against her and with ideal conditions she will take some beating. Edeymi is useful on his day but fell on his chasing bow at Tramore and may have had his confidence dented
Gimli's Rock (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, ridden from 5 out, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Tribes And Banner (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs gf in May.
Edeymi (IRE) 15-8fav (11-6) Settled in mid-division, 9th halfway, headway to track leaders in 4th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Sands Cove (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase gd in May, 15 ran.
Mr Cracker (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 6th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 18, 13l behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Muirhead (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Towards rear, headway from after 4 out, driven and went 4th before 2 out, stayed on same pace and no impression flat, 4th of 19, 16l behind Quentin Collonges (10-12) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Waited with, mistake 8th, last 6 out, no danger from 4 out, rider without irons briefly straight, completely tailed off, last of 6, well behind Rathlin (11-9) at Killarney 2m 4f chs sft in May.
Tillahow (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Refused to race, in a race won by Far Away So Close (11-8) at Wexford 2m 1f chs gf, 5 ran.
Oilily (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Urged in at the start and pushed along early, raced last of the 5, dropped behind before straight, ran on strongly without threatening from before last, last of 5, 4l behind Glens Melody (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 2f mares hdl Grd 1 (1) hvy in Apr.