SHALAMZAR's third at Limerick in April is just about the best recent form on offer in this and Barry Geraghty can steer Tony Martin's charge home in front today. Cut Loose was well backed in all four starts in bumpers and might do better now switching to hurdles. Empressario has had a break but would be in the firing-line if fully wound-up and Piece D'Or had a run on the Flat last month and has shown some ability. She looks the pick of the remainder.
Attraction Ticket 100-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden along before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Waxies Dargle (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan, 22 ran.
Empresario (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Led, headed before 2 out, weakened from last, 5th of 12, 7l behind Rockabilly Riot (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Sang Tiger (GER) 28-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride and always behind, ridden 4f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 33l behind Thomas Edison (8-13) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in May (flat).
Shalamzar (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, jumped slightly right 5th, soon 6th, slight mistake 4 out, no impression in moderate 7th when jumped a little right 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 21l behind Bentelimar (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl in May.
Captain Carleton (IRE) 12-1 (12-2) Ld & disp, not qckn 2out with ldrs but ko onepce, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Long House Hall (12-2) at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Condagene (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden no extra before straight, 14th of 20, 31l behind Shemshal (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Cut Loose (IRE) 13-8fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd for much, under pressure and no impression approaching 3f out, still moderate 3rd approaching straight, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 49l behind Thats My Rabbit (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m NH flat gd.
Hi Chap (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, dropped to moderate 8th and no impression from before straight, 8th of 18, 34l behind Bless N'ject (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May.
In The Long Grass (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up off leaders in 4th, closer halfway, 5th 5 out, ridden and no impression next, weakened and tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Bahati Boy (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Ram Them All (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon disputed lead, led 4th where not fluent, not fluent next, joined 5 out where not fluent, headed after 4 out, 2nd approaching straight, no extra from 2 out, 8th of 18, 23l behind Ballychorus (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd.
That's A Fact (IRE) 66-1 (12-0) Held up, 17th into straight, soon no impression, 15th of 25, 35l behind Totally Dominant (12-0) at Punchestown 2m NH flat.
Jumping Juju (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden along over 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Solita (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat gd in May.
Piece D'or (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) On her toes at the start, soon mid-division, improved to lead before straight, went clear from before 2 out where a little awkward, reduced lead but still every chance when fell last, in a race won by Emily Gray (11-7) at Limerick 2m mares mdn hdl gd in Oct, 12 ran.