The veteran Dancing Tornado, whose last two victories have been over 3m, will surely find this on the short side. The trip is no problem for Prince Of Fire, who followed his victory at Down Royal in August with another on the Flat at Dundalk. Curvacious is definitely making progress and overcame problems in-running to score at Killarney while Shadow Catcher has been going well in higher class events than this. MAKE YOUR MARK hasn't quite lived up to expectations but there was nothing wrong with his latest run behind stablemate The Paparrazi Kid in a very tough handicap at Punchestown and he looks the one to be on. Moon Dice has been chasing but usually performs with credit at this level and higher so looks a threat.
Dancing Tornado (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Held up, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd entering straight, 4th 3 out, ridden and no impression next, kept on same pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Bondage (11-7) at Killarney 2m 4f hdl sft.
Gabriel Brandy (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, awkward jump 3rd, closer order when not fluent 3 out, 2nd when not fluent next, challenged and mistake last, soon wide, stayed on best under pressure to lead run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd beating Cloone Springs (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Prince Of Fire (GER) 20-1 (10-10) In touch, weakened 4 out, 21st of 22, well behind Cockney Sparrow (9-9) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Curvacious (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Made all, ridden clear approaching last where nearly ran into marker pole, not fluent final flight, reducing lead but always holding on run-in, won at Killarney 2m 1f hdl sft beating Speckled Wood (11-7) by 2l, 6 ran.
Make Your Mark (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Waited with, progress going well from 4 out, 7th before straight, soon no impression, 6th and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 22, 6l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Moon Dice (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, keen hold, 3rd 3 out, soon no impression, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 5, 13l behind Rupert Lamb (11-1) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs in Apr.
Shadow Catcher 13-2 (11-6) Mid-division on inner, ridden in 10th 3 out, no extra, 11th of 22, 13l behind Captain Arceus (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl in Apr.