Winning point-to-pointer Dominetta Vitali ran well over this trip in a Navan maiden last time and with further progress likely can get involved as can Jolly Mac Vic, though he's yet to fulfill the promise shown on his debut at Roscommon. Jumbo John returns after a long break but showed potential behind Competitive Edge at Punchestown in February and should be winning soon - but SKIBABE is handed the vote. He twice ran well in very heavy going at the beginning of the year and will have needed his comeback run at Listowel last month where he led for a long way until fading. Five Point Plan may prove best of the rest though a penalty for his bumper victory at Clonmel in March won't aid the cause.
Five Point Plan (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Prominent, mistake 1st, 2nd from 4th, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, no impression straight, 8th of 17, 24l behind Saint Gervais (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Private Story (USA) 6-1 (10-9) Led until 5th, rallied next, weakened after 2 out, 3rd of 5, 29l behind Ugo (10-2) at Exeter 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Billyjoes Leader (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Always behind, 9th of 13, well behind Hansupfordetroit (11-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Cher Tel Me (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, fell 3 out, in a race won by Digeanta (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd, 20 ran.
Jolly Mac Vic (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Waited in rear, progress from over 1 mile out, soon chasing leaders, no impression under pressure from before straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 20l behind Teelin Star (11-11) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Sep.
Jumbo John (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, good headway on inner approaching 2 out where left 3rd, ridden when mistake last, no extra run-in, 4th of 14, 9l behind Competitive Edge (11-3) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Optic Measure (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Rear of mid-division, 8th and effort 4f out, no impression, 9th of 16, 16l behind Whats Happening (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat gd in Sep.
Saddlehimup (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) In rear, some modest late headway from 2 out, 5th of 13, 41l behind Hansupfordetroit (11-1) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Skibabe (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led, headed and dropped to 4th 4 out, 5th under pressure after 3 out, no extra 2 out, 6th of 13, 28l behind Whats Happening (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Velvet Bullet (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Niggled along after 2nd, towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 29l behind Realt Den Chathair (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Dominetta Vitali (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, ridden 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 10l behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Persian Hill (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened before 4 out, towards rear when bad mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Tasitiocht (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep, 20 ran.