The form pick on her excellent third to the classy Bullock Harbour on her debut at Punchestown has to be THIEVING GYPSY though potential punters will need to forgive a very poor effort on her return from a six-months break at Gowran earlier this month where she hardly picked her feet out of the soft ground. Jakros showed much improved form when just beaten by Another Chieftain at Tipperary though Noel Meade's charge looks in need of a stamina test which he is not certain to get here. Three Monkeys has shown ability and anything saddled by Willie Mullins in bumpers is worthy of consideration while winning point-to-pointer Emmas Island ran reasonably well on her bumper debut though she's likely to do better when faced with a set of obstacles.
Bockey (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rcd 4th till ran out 3out, in a race won by Swallows Delight (12-0) at Donore 3m ire ptp gd in May, 9 ran.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) Rudimentary gelding out of Marys Course.
Jakros (IRE) 7-2fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 20, 1/2l behind Another Chieftain (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat.
Hang Up My Boots (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Rcd 2nd, not qckn bef 3out, rallied bef last, row to ld late, won at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gs beating Hidden Harmony (11-7) by hd, 12 ran.
Smalib Monterg (FR) Smadoun gelding out of Liberty's.
Audrelles Dream (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, moderate 8th 4 out, soon no extra, 12th of 16, well behind Afasheen (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mrs nov hdl G3 sft in Aug '08.
Buttonhole Rose (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, some headway in 9th 4f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, 11th of 15, 49l behind Grace N' Favour (11-2) at Sligo 2m mrs N H flat gd in May.
Emmas Island (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Moderate 4th, progress into 3rd 4f out, driven along 3f out, moderate 2nd and kept on final furlong, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Father Shine (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat fm in Sep.
Three Monkeys (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 5l behind Rebel Fitz (12-0) at Listowel 2m 5yo nhf in Sep.
Thieving Gypsy (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no extra under pressure early straight, 13th of 20, 48l behind House Rules (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nhf.