Afterclass made his debut over hurdles at Galway where his jumping wasn't fluent but he showed plenty of speed and this bumper should suit. Masterofdeception has shown definite signs of ability in bumpers though is much more likely to be suited by a flight of obstacles. Lord Scoundrel, who is related to several decent winners, and Zigger Zagger, a half-brother to winning hurdler Our Man Zebo, are newcomers to note from powerful yards while Silver Tara won a point at Belclare in May by a distance. ROYAL CAVIAR's pedigree is all about jumping fences but he was very impressive when scoring between the flags at Castletown in April after which new connections went to £90,000 to get him at the Sales. He can start repaying some of the outlay here.
Afterclass (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Waited with, soon raced in 5th, closer order to track leaders from 4 out, soon 3rd, a bit slow in jumping 2 out, pushed along in 3rd into straight, challenged last, no impression and kept on without troubling winner run-in, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Gilgamboa (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Fluspar (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Prominent, close 6th on inner over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 7l behind Back To Bracka (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Marcelo (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Marilaya.
Masterofdeception (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division off pace, headway after halfway and 3rd approaching straight, ridden in 2nd over 2f out and soon no chance with easy winner, dropped to moderate 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 14, 16l behind Racing Pulse (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Oct.
Royal Caviar (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Alw pr, disp & lft clr 4out, sn in command, easily, won at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp in Apr beating The Day Is Done (12-0) by 8l, 11 ran.
Silver Tara 7-2 (12-0) Mid div, 2nd 3out, ld 2out, qckn well to line, progessive, won at Belclare 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Clues And Arrows (12-0) by dis, 10 ran.
Toushan (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Princess Hassiba.
Liclash (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 3f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 15, 29l behind Wrath Of Titans (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat.
Lord Scoundrel (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Noble Choice.
Zigger Zagger (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Main Suspect.
Sienna Rythem (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 3f out, weakened, 19th of 20, 50l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat gf in Oct.