This is no straightforward task for Willie Mullins' MORNING RUN but you would expect the mare to step up considerably on her victory at Punchestown and she has a bit more scope than Downpatrick winner Solita. Nina Carberry's mount Hontytonktennessee is better than he showed at Punchestown last month while Mr Boss Man has shown some ability but will probably do better over hurdles. Winning pointer Port Rock also falls into that category.
Honkytonktennessee (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Soon mid-division, 6th 6f out, no extra from under 4f out, weakened and eased from before straight, last of 11, well behind High Stratos (12-0) at Punchestown 2m NH flat in May.
Mr Boss Man (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, 2nd 3f out, ridden into straight, soon no impression, dropped to moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Killer Crow (12-0) at Listowel 2m 4f NH flat gd.
Morning Run (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Rear of mid-division, progress 4f out and went 2nd before straight, ridden to lead under 2f out, headed briefly final furlong, rallied well under pressure to lead final 100 yards, won at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat in May beating Carrigmoorna Rock (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 25 ran.
Port Rock (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Alw pr, ld from 1/2 way, jnd aftr 2out, brfly, alw in command, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp beating Sir Ollar (11-6) by 8l, 7 ran.
Solita (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, took closer order over 4f out, travelled smoothly and led over 2f out, ridden out and kept on well close home, easily, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f NH flat gd in May beating Cut Loose (12-0) by 7l, 9 ran.
Thomas Ledger (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Led, headed before straight, dropped to 4th 2f out, no extra in moderate 6th from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 13l behind Marinero (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m NH flat gf in May.
Agoodnightatspa (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Clonard Lad (11-12) at Naas 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Scolboa Rock (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 3f out, 5th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 10l behind Big Kern (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f ldy N H flat gd.