Recent course and distance winner Authinger will be popular again. Baresi has the class to make light of his welter burden and won't be far away if back to his best while Slieveardagh doesn't look badly treated nowadays. HOWWOULDUNO has been in good form lately and makes his handicap debut over the larger obstacles. He makes more appeal than veterans Your Busy and Fisher Bridge and gets the nod. Rodriguez still has a bit of scope but has been out of sorts lately.
Baresi (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, 4th approaching straight, no impression from after 2 out, no extra when pecked last, 6th of 9, 21l behind Away We Go (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 6f chs.
Slieveardagh (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Soon prominent, lost place from 4 out, 6th into straight, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 10, 8l behind Lord Ben (11-2) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Your Busy (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Soon led, headed before 5th, remained prominent, dropped to 9th and no extra from before straight, 11th of 17, 27l behind Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl gd.
Howwoulduno (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led but often pressed, headed last, soon carried right, one pace and no impression final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Falcarragh (10-12) at Perth 2m nov chs (4) sft.
Authinger (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway on outer 5 out, close 3rd travelling well after 4 out, improved to lead when bad mistake 2 out, went clear before last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf in May beating Jansboy (11-12) by 3l, 8 ran.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, chasing leaders when bad mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Lord Ben (11-2) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd, 10 ran.
Fisher Bridge (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, closer in 6th approaching 3 out, no impression from before straight, no extra in 5th at last, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 11l behind Rivage D'Or (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Rodriguez (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Led, joined briefly 9th, joined again 5 out, mistake next, soon headed, dropped to 4th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 11l behind Golden Kite (10-10) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gd.
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 7-2 (10-1) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden after 4 out, dropped to 4th before 2 out, soon no impression, slight mistake at last, 4th of 6, 9l behind Shabra Charity (9-7) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in May.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, pushed along from 4 out, no extra when not fluent 3 out, 14th of 15, 47l behind Golden Kite (10-10) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gd.
Carmels Boy (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Soon prominent, led before 3rd, veered left approaching 6 out, soon headed, very wide 4 out, on terms again from next, headed and 3rd before straight, no extra in 4th at last, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Rivage D'Or (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.