Cairdin has won a bumper and been successful twice over hurdles. He finished runner-up on his only start on Turf on the Flat in October when he had the likes of Go Native and Jezki behind. Diamondgeezer Luke has been plodding around here in his own time and has now gone 31 career starts without winning. Noah Webster ran well over this trip when runner-up here but then poorly back over 1m4f last week. He should be in the shake-up but with Jim Bolger's yard in unstoppable form the newcomer PASTILLA, who cost 190,000 dollars and makes her belated debut in this moderate affair, is handed the vote.
Cairdin (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Led, headed after 7f, 2nd halfway, pushed along 5f out, ridden in 6th 4f out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 17l behind Pique Sous (9-11) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Feb.
Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Soon led, ridden and strongly pressed 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd under 1f out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Raise The Beat (9-10) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Mar.
Duc D'Anjou (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) 9th of 14, 7l behind Asian Wing (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Loveinasanddune 50-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, soon no impression on leaders, 5th of 12, 12l behind Raise The Beat (9-10) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Mar.
Nivek's Dream (IRE) 20-1 (12-3) 7th of 25, 11l behind Jacksonslady (11-9) at Punchestown 1m 7f stks gd in May '11.
Noah Webster (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Mid-division, pushed along and dropped towards rear 4f out, 13th of 14, 17l behind Buccaneer Bob (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Ydal (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 33l behind Demurely (9-0) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks sft in Jun.
Dynaperformer (IRE) Dynaformer filly out of Coachella.
Pastilla Pulpit filly out of Paiota Falls.