SHEMSHAL makes a quick reappearance after finishing fourth in a handicap at Punchestown on Thursday but his form looks head and shoulders above that of his rivals and he's likely to go off a short price. Santo Prince could be the danger having already shown plenty of promise at Leopardstown and Gowran, though German Flat winner Odit wasn't disgraced when third over track and trip on his hurdling debut. Knockans Bridge was placed in seven on his 14 runs between the flags but will need more of a stamina test.
Odit (GER) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, clipped heels and pecked after 3rd, soon mid-division, 8th halfway, progress into 4th before straight, ridden to challenge 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Black Spot On (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
The Black Devil (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 15th of 25, well behind Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Castaway Island (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led and clear early, headed and ridden 3f out, soon weakened quickly, last of 7, 24l behind Bentelimar (11-9) at Tramore 2m N H flat in Apr.
Dan Bogan (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden and no extra in 8th entering straight, weakened, 10th of 14, 49l behind Victoria Hill (11-11) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Jan.
Drive The Bus (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked winner, driven and lost place over 5f out, soon ridden, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 48l behind Donna's Diamond (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
French Press (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, 5th halfway, mistake 5 out, 7th next, ridden and no impression before straight, no extra before 2 out, 9th of 17, 23l behind Princess Leya (11-5) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Jack's Ranger (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outer, weakened 4 out, never a factor, 21st of 26, well behind Baby King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Keep Hope Alive 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden before straight, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 9l behind Princess Leya (11-5) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Knight Of Bangkok 25-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 3 out, ridden and no extra before straight, 8th of 16, 22l behind Carriganog (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Knockans Bridge (IRE) 9-4 (12-2) Pr & disp, eff 2out, not go with wnr last, ko, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Abhainn Dubh (12-2) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Progenitor (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen hold and chased leader in 2nd, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 15, well behind Sretaw (7-11) at Curragh 1m App hcp gd in Oct (flat).
Santo Prince (USA) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, progress into 4th entering straight, ridden 3 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Florishwells D'ete (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Shemshal (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, improved into mid-division into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 4th of 25, 12l behind Macnicholson (11-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 88-123.
Velocity Of Light 7-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 9l behind Stocktons Wing (10-0) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo hcp hvy in Aug '12 (flat).
Big Tony (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division on outer, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 13l behind Zambezi Tiger (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar (flat).
Bronco Bill (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Mill Lady.
Cape Glory (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, pushed along and no extra after 3 out, 12th of 13, 39l behind Ivan Grozny (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) in Apr.
Whipper's Boy (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) With leader, lost place 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, tailed off, 14th of 17, 50l behind Brownsea Brink (8-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep (flat).
Fellisha (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 12l behind Hello Humpfrey (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov (flat).
Zarma 50-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 9th of 16, 46l behind Gold Platinum (10-8) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Kennell Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, hampered 4th, 5th halfway, ridden approaching 2 out where pecked, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 17l behind Wood Breizh (11-7) at Tramore 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr.
Wot A Shot (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) 6th of 9, 31l behind More Madness (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft in Oct.
Paddy's Faith (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, closer in 9th approaching straight, hit 2 out, soon no impression, 9th of 23, 30l behind Aklan (11-10) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.