Scots Gaelic had been going well over hurdles before a good effort over 2m1f at Clonmel and this may prove too short. Dermot Weld is probably lining Force Of Habit up for another crack at Galway and he may just need this but Placere has to go on the short-list after a promising run at Roscommon, her first since November. Adatara ran well behind Paddy The Celeb at Roscommon and the tough Prince Of Fashion can never be left out of calculations. Why But Why's only success came over 1m2f on this track and he hasn't exactly been consistent over hurdles but he should be in the mix though a chance is taken on GREY BUNTING, a winner on the Flat in the UK for Barry Hills and a good third over hurdles at Cork last month. The lightly-raced Buille Cliste is another to consider in an open contest.
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Prominent, on terms 6f out, pushed along 5f out, soon led and ridden clear before straight, reduced lead over 1f out where headed, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Headford Flyer (8-13) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 sft in May.
Force Of Habit 5-1 (9-9) Prominent, 2nd over 2f out, no impression under pressure into straight, 8th of 13, 6l behind Much Acclaimed (9-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, closer early straight, ridden in 4th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Northgate (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr.
Master Melody (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway into 6th 2f out, ridden in 5th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Alhellal (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in May.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to challenge 3f out, brought wide into straight and soon no extra, eased when beaten 1f out, last of 8, 21l behind Long Live The King (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 sft in Jul.
Grey Bunting 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 21l behind Oldrik (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep '10.
Why But Why (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along 2f out, no impression from 1f out, 7th of 12, 5l behind Scots Gaelic (9-12) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp 50-80 gd in Aug.
Henry Adams (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, driven along in 3rd approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 9th of 11, 27l behind Alhellal (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Total Reality (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, went 5th entering straight, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Rodriguez (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Mar.
Placere (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear, 6th over 4f out, kept on well under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 6l behind Emotional Dream (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn fll stks gd in May.
Buille Cliste (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 3rd approaching straight, no impression under pressure and dropped to 5th 1f out, 5th of 16, 6l behind Star Of Aragon (9-7) at Wexford 1m 6f hcp 47-65 in May.
Adatara (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Soon chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, moderate 6th 1f out, kept on well under pressure without threatening final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in May.
Burma Rock (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 17, 32l behind Asiya (9-4) at Tipperary 1m 6f hcp 50-75 in Jun '11.
Academic Accolade 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 15, 8l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in May.
The Drunken Dr (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Sky Pilot (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Magic Minstrel 20-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 13, 8l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in May.