Landsdowne made a bright start to the season over this trip on soft ground at Limerick and didn't quite get home over a mile at Naas on his subsequent start. He can go well as can Bramante, who finished fifth on his handicap bow at Dundalk last month though he was disqualified when his young rider failed to weigh in. King's Road, who has been hurdling and was entered to run over 1m2f at Gowran last night, finished runner-up over 1m4f at Tipperary last month so takes a dramatic drop in trip. Another who has been hurdling, Badger Or Bust, couldn't take advantage of a lowly all-weather mark last time though this trip and going has brought out the best in him in the past but in an open contest AN MHI, whose one success came over this trip at Tipperary in August, gets the vote as he looked in need of the run on his reappearance at Naas where he ran well for a long way.
Dan Noir (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, ridden and one pace straight, 7th of 13, 15l behind Hawa Bali (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec.
Inishtearaght (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 11l behind Sports Casual (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Badger Or Bust (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, close 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Private Ryan (8-12) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-60 pol in Apr.
Landsdowne (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 18, 7l behind Andalucia Lady (8-13) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-60 in Apr.
Orpens Peach (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Dwelt and towards rear early, progress and ridden from 3f out, 5th 1f out, no impression, 6th of 16, 4l behind Mrs Batt (9-2) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-60 sft in Apr.
Bramante 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, some late headway in 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong (failed to weigh-in), in a race won by Atlas Peak (8-12) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol in Apr, 14 ran.
Tres Froide (FR) 33-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 14l behind Blaze Brightly (9-4) at Tipperary 7f stks gf in Apr.
Arbiter (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 20l behind It's A Mans World (8-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Rock On Ciara (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, stayed on into close 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 2l behind Private Ryan (8-12) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-60 pol in Apr.
An Mhi (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, some late headway final furlong, 11th of 18, 10l behind Andalucia Lady (8-13) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-60 in Apr.
King's Road 16-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden to go moderate 3rd over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, not get to winner, 2nd of 18, hd behind Tinas Exhibition (9-3) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Munsters Call (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 9th of 15, 6l behind Kateeva (8-8) at Tipperary 5f app hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Aristotelian (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, good headway early straight, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 7th of 14, 7l behind Appletreemagic (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-60 pol in Apr.
Waiting For Atrain (IRE) 66-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from over 2f out, weakened, last of 14, 18l behind Dance Secretary (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf.
Little Village (IRE) 9-2fav (8-13) Soon mid-division, ridden and no impression before straight, 14th of 16, 22l behind Mrs Batt (9-2) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-60 sft in Apr.
Pimlico Sound (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 7th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Goodbye Earl (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Captain James (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra from over 2f out, 11th of 18, 10l behind Mount Abora (9-8) at Cork 1m app hcp 47-60 gd in Apr.
Liffey Bank (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, weakened from 3f out, 12th of 16, 19l behind Mrs Batt (9-2) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-60 sft in Apr.
Ladinsky (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, disputed before halfway, led narrowly over 2f out, headed under pressure 1 1/2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 19l behind Via Mia (9-2) at Naas 7f app hcp 47-60 gf.
Elusive Moon (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Lily's Star (8-11) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.