The front-running Benbecula didn't quite last home over 1m3f on heavy ground at Limerick so this trip and going should prove ideal and he's one to keep on the right side. Aurifodina made a winning handicap debut over 1m1f at Cork and didn't appreciate stepping down in trip at Leopardstown. He is expected to do better but was behind SMOKE CHARGER in that latter event and there doesn't appear any reason for a reversal of the form - with the latter's stable going well, he's taken to come out on top here. Balmont Flyer had been in cracking form on Polytrack before a 9lb rise stopped him in his tracks while all three of Lonan's runs have been at Dundalk though there's no reason why he shouldn't do as well on Turf and he looks quite nicely treated.
Qasser (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 5th 2f out and no extra from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 8l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft in Apr.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division early, 5th halfway, travelled well in 4th 3f out, led entering straight, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Clara Bel La (8-13) at Tipperary 1m 4f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) hvy.
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, eased final furlong, 8th of 10, 18l behind Salam Alaykum (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Feb.
Benbecula 3-1fav (9-12) Led, ridden to assert over 2f out, challenged 1f out, soon headed and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind The Four Elms (9-11) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr.
Wrekin Rock (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd travelling well 2f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, 2nd and no impression winner 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol in Mar.
Saga Eiger (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
Lonan (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol in Mar.
Valbucca (IRE) 4-1fav (8-8) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 2f out, ridden to chase leader from over 1f out, stayed on best final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp hvy in Oct, 10 ran.
Aurifodina (IRE) 2-1fav (9-10) Keen hold, chased leaders, challenged and on terms 1f out, headed and kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Stronger Than Me (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Bualadh Croi (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out and soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace and dropped to 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Confident Cub (9-2) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
General Bunching (USA) 9-2 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden in 5th 3f out, soon no impression, eased final furlong, last of 8, 10l behind House Limit (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.
Coco Bella (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in close 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out and weakened, last of 8, 12l behind Aurifodina (9-9) at Cork 1m app hcp 50-70 sft in Mar.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and progress into 2nd 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Hurricane Sky (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.