JUSTIFICATION should prove best of the Ballydoyle pair and looks the one to be on here. A winner over 1m6f at Lepardstown, he was sent to the UK for the Chester Cup but found plenty of trouble in-running and did well to finish so close. This should be run at a furious pace and his stamina can see him home. Leah Claire was in good form over hurdles before reverting to Turf with a victory over this trip at Lepardstown. She's still well treated and looks a threat along with Clara Bel La, who could do with more rain after her easy victory in the Tipperary mud. Fairview Star and Aladdins Cave fought a battle at Leopardstown last month and the latter can reverse the form with Ronan Whelan's claim a bonus.
Bob Le Beau (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) 8th of 10, 14l behind Kassiano (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Feb.
Rich Coast 4-1 (9-10) Keen hold and chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, dropped to 4th inside final furlong, last of 4, 13l behind El Salvador (9-9) at Limerick 1m 4f stks hvy in Apr.
Top Spin (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Soon mid-division, 6th over 3f out, no extra from 2f out, last of 10, 23l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
Aladdins Cave 6-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, stayed on to 2nd 1f out, pressed winner closing stages, held close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Fairview Star (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp.
Parkers Mill (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Vastonea (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft.
Justification 7-2fav (8-8) Held up in mid-division on inside, not clear run and switched right over 3f out, ridden and staying on same pace when edged left over 1f out, no further headway inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Address Unknown (9-0) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fairview Star (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp.
Solo Performer (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Keen hold and chased leaders in 3rd, 2nd 6f out, challenged 4f out, ridden entering straight, no extra in 3rd 3f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 17l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-0) at Navan 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1).
Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Rear of mid-division, dropped to last and off pace 5f out, ridden along entering straight, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Prospectorous (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (60-90) (4yo+) pol.
Show Court (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up, 9th halfway, moderate 6th 4f out, ridden in 7th entering straight, 4th 1 1/2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 11l behind Justification (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Cul Baire (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, went moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Ansgar (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec.
Fairview Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Made all, clear 3 1/2f out, ridden 2f out, reduced advantage 1f out, strongly pressed and kept on well closing stages, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp beating Aladdins Cave (9-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Johann Bach (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1l behind Prospectorous (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (60-90) (4yo+) pol.
Raydari (FR) 9-2 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along in 6th 2f out, short of room briefly 1 1/2f out, switched to inner and went 5th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, went 2nd near line, just failed, unlucky, 2nd of 14, nk behind Prospectorous (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (60-90) (4yo+) pol.
Shukhov (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 3f out, 10th of 12, 44l behind Lethal Weapon (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 3f hcp 50-80.
Clara Bel La (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along into 6th 3f out, challenged 2f out, disputed 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Tipperary 1m 4f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) hvy beating Concrete And Clay (8-1) by 3l, 10 ran.
Fantasy King 4-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, settled in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression straight, 6th of 9, 11l behind Raydari (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr.
El Gran Torino (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th 3f out, ridden into moderate 4th entering straight, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Catch The Moment (11-2) at Galway 1m 4f am mdn stks gd in Jul '11.
Empresario (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 13th of 16, 13l behind Reposer (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp.
Leah Claire (IRE) 15-8 (8-10) Raced in 4th, 3rd 4f out, ridden to chase leader in 2nd from 2f out, closed 1f out, led well inside final furlong, stayed on best, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) sft in Apr beating Tantalising (9-3) by nk, 7 ran.
Hold The Line (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Attempted to make all, ridden and pressed 2f out, narrowly headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd and no impression from under 1f out, kept on into 2nd near finish, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Secret Recipe (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3yo aut stk hvy.