Lagan Canal makes his hurdling bow after a narrow victory in a bumper at Perth where he looked to have a bit in hand. However, he faces a stiff task against decent rivals who include BOB LE BEAU, rated 100 on the Flat and better for the experience of his recent debut effort over timber on this track. He's handed the vote though Old Pride finished in front of him that day and also has scope for further progress. Winning point-to-pointer Never Complain has shown some promise in two starts over timber though may need further but Railway Tommy should do well now turning his attention to jumping.
Bob Le Beau (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, closed approaching 3 out, 5th next, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Howwoulduno (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Lagan Canal (IRE) 9-4 (11-1) Held up in touch, smooth headway 4f out, went 2nd going well over 2f out, pushed along to lead on line, cheekily, won at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gf beating Vasco Pierji (10-12) by shd, 7 ran.
Railway Tommy (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Mid-division, 7th on outer 5f out, ridden 3f out, no impression, 8th of 15, well behind Turnandgo (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Que Pasa (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden in moderate 9th entering straight, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 37l behind The Liquidator (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat (1) sft in Apr.
Black Bart (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, 9th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 11th of 17, 49l behind Howwoulduno (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Flashing Icon (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until still 3rd when ro 3out, in a race won by Premier Portrait (12-0) at Ballybunion 3m ire ptp sft in May, 17 ran.
Honest John Martin (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on outer, weakened quickly from 4f out, last of 23, well behind Stephanie Frances (11-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf gf in May.
Manuka King (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 22, 50l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Never Complain (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 30l behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Old Pride (IRE) 11-4 (11-1) Led from 2nd, keen hold and soon went on, reduced lead approaching 3 out, soon joined, headed approaching last, kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Howwoulduno (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Silverglade (IRE) Kris Kin gelding out of Forest Lady.
Travis McGee (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra in 7th approaching 3 out, 7th of 11, 42l behind Umpact (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Bach To The Party (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Mid-division, 11th halfway, weakened 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Young Finnegan (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl hvy in May, 20 ran.
Elsie Freda (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before straight, 8th of 9, 49l behind Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Granny Riona (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, not fluent 6 out, soon no danger, 12th of 18, well behind Bally Longford (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Luso's Way (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Lady Of Glencoe (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf in May, 22 ran.
Official Lady (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division when fell 1st, in a race won by Lady Of Glencoe (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf in May, 22 ran.
Palace Hall (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden 10th before 2 out, no impression, 14th of 22, 42l behind Lady Of Glencoe (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Putra's Hand (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, no danger from under 4f out, 14th of 16, well behind Devils Paintbrush (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gf.
Sister Annie (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, moderate 8th and no extra from before straight, 9th of 10, well behind Royal Flight (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Camnor Grand (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Alw pr, chall 3out, rdn & ko best last, won at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp in Apr beating Garrenjames Mist (11-7) by 2l, 12 ran.
Spot Again (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Towards rear, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 12, 38l behind Usuel Smurfer (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf.
Tyanee Hunt (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Rr, rdn along from 8th, pu 5out, in a race won by It's A Steal (10-11) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Nov '11, 10 ran.