The market should prove invaluable here but TALBOT ROAD, a very easy winner of his only start between the flags at Monksgrange in March, can remain unbeaten. Thomond scrambled home on his introduction at Kilmallock in April but Noel Meade has won this twice in recent years so this one shouldn't be underestimated. Willie Mullins saddles Outlander, pulled up in his first two point-to-points but runner-up at Lisronagh in March and sure to do better while Saffron Wells showed some promise in a Punchestown bumper in April. All Day Long and Indian File are newcomers to note in a tricky finale to unravel.
All Day Long (IRE) Sadler's Wells gelding out of Aunt Aggie.
Colonial Boy (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Rr, 9th when fell 5th, in a race won by Oscar Fortune (11-7) at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov, 10 ran.
Eight Chimes (FR) Kaldounevees gelding out of Octet.
Indian File (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of One By One.
Max Fine (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Alw rr, n j fluent, cto, 7th of 11, well behind Sail By The Sea (11-7) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Outlander (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Ww, prog to 3rd 4out, rdn in 2nd from 3out, not get to wnr, ko, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Bally Beaufort (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Railway Tommy (IRE) Artan gelding out of Colbinstown Pearl.
Royal Boru (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Dawn Court.
Saffron Wells (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) In rear, headway from 3f out, kept on without threatening straight, never nearer, 7th of 23, 11l behind Grand Jesture (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Apr.
Talbot Road (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Mid-div, 6th 1/2way, headway in 2nd after 3out, left in front 2out, ko run-in, easily, won at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Hot Whiskey (10-11) by 20l, 9 ran.
Thomond (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid-div, 8th 1/2way, 3rd 3out, ld app str, jn lst, kow run-in, won at Kilmallock 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Love Rory (10-11) by hd, 16 ran.
Time And Patience (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Prominent, 4th approaching straight, soon weakened, completely tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Bonisland (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Oct.
Catch A Penny (IRE) Catcher In The Rye filly out of Penny Pincher.
Lady Temptress (IRE) 15-8fav (10-2) Free going to start, keen hold in mid-division, weakened 5f out, completely tailed off, last of 11, well behind Hidden Lite (10-2) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat in Mar.
Scarlet Feather Flemensfirth filly out of Saddleeruppat.
Shantilly (IRE) Shantou filly out of Balda Girl.
Sophie Rose (IRE) Definite Article filly out of Classic Silk.