Shaiyzar came with a late run though couldn't quite get to Shes No Joke here last month but didn't appear to have made the expected progress on a return visit a fortnight later. The Visitor hasn't been able to muster a finishing burst in his last two races over much shorter trips so stepping up could suit. LAVINIAD has shown up well in three starts on Turf and should be winning soon and though this is a big step-up in trip he can take it in his stride. Shield won a Leopardstown bumper in March and was runner-up over hurdles last month and he does have a decent performance in a Curragh maiden to his credit while Ballyadam Brook has won five races over jumps.
Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 4th for much, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 5th of 10, 21l behind Chamonix (9-5) at Killarney 1m 6f mdn stks in Jul '12.
Carvelas (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Prominent and led after 2f out, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, dropped to 3rd 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Traveller's Tales (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Nov.
Exit Seven (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, ridden and no impression halfway, weakened, 7th of 8, 21l behind Kavaco (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Gocheck (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, ridden entering straight, moderate 5th 2f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 31l behind Shaneshill (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Nov.
Luimneach Abu (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 11l behind High Net Worth (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Patrolman (USA) 50-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, moderate 4th and no impression from under 2f out, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Deep Speed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
Shaiyzar (IRE) 7-4fav (9-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, progress to challenge early straight, ridden in 3rd 1f out, no impression on winner and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Hoe Hoe (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Shield (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Settled in rear and well off pace halfway, some headway into 5th 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Mckinley (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Zipped Up (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th early, no extra approaching straight, last of 13, well behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov '12.
The Visitor (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden into 2nd 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Kavaco (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Kentucky Woman (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, switched right under 2f out and ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace but no impression on winner, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Hoe Hoe (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Laviniad (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders and took keen hold, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 4th entering straight and no extra from 1f out, 5th of 13, 7l behind Al Murqab (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn stks sft in Nov.
Sharlanda (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 8th and ridden early straight, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd near line, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Hoe Hoe (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Voice Of A Curlew (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden approaching straight, progress to go 5th under pressure 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Hoe Hoe (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Tobair An Sheeda (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 9th halfway, 7th and no impression under pressure 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Shes No Joke (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Winter Lion (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along before straight, soon no impression, 10th of 13, 23l behind Deep Speed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
The Hatter Glacken (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 33l behind Deep Speed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.