BOLD THADY QUILL won this a year ago and is just 2lb higher despite returning to form at Naas. He looks well enough handicapped to follow his win of a year ago and Shane Foley gets on very well with him. Potomac has had very little experience which may just count against him but he ran well on heavy going at Leopardstown last time and is progressing fast enough to give a good account. Northern Rocked has been racing at a higher level since completing a double in April last year and will appreciate being dropped in grade and in the ratings. He looks a big threat as does the former Barry Hills-trained Gunner Lindley, who is just 2lb higher than when gaining his last success in a big field on soft ground at York in October 2010.
Super Say (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, ridden and no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 17, 8l behind Glor Na Mara (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in May.
Northern Rocked (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden under 2f out, close 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Great Huzzar (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp hvy in May.
Waydownsouth (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 8th of 10, 15l behind Pivot Bridge (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp hvy.
Ask Jack (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 16th of 17, 15l behind Glor Na Mara (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in May.
Gunner Lindley (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 11th of 17, 13l behind Glor Na Mara (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in May.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace, 10th of 17, 11l behind Glor Na Mara (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in May.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 5-1fav (8-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden along in 11th 3f out, good headway on outer to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong and kept on best under pressure, won at Naas 7f hcp gf beating Jamesie (9-8) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Potomac (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway to lead entering straight, strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, soon no impression and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Pivot Bridge (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp hvy.
Maundy Money 8-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear, closer in 5th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 7, 9l behind Rock On Ciara (8-9) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 gf.