Draco had looked moderate before a fine run behind Value At Risk at Leopardstown in December. Sunrae Shadow had been beaten much further by that winner on this track earlier though was making his debut and there should be more to come. Investmentsuccess made a bright start behind Killer Crow at Cork last month after attracting good support and will have benefited from the experience. MARINERO landed a point-to-point on his debut before chasing home Windsor Park in what looked a strong Leopardstown bumper in January. That could be good enough with progress virtually guaranteed. Willie Mullins has been unable to conjure up a victory for Bosman Rule but today's better ground may help the cause of Gold Cup winner Kicking King's half-brother. Buck Dancing was an impressive winner of his only start between the flags at Lisronagh last May and has the right pedigree for this.
Ballycahane (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 22l behind Emerging Talent (12-0) at Naas 2m NH flat in Mar.
Bosman Rule (IRE) 11-8fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on without reaching winner final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Hairy O'malley (11-10) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Buck Dancing (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 4th aftr a mile, 5th 6out, prog in 3rd aftr 4out, ld 2out & 3l adv gng best bef last, row, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gf in May beating Reigns Of Glory (11-7) by 5l, 13 ran.
Deadly Catch (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division and 9th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace,, 6th of 16, 9l behind Noble Endeavor (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Draco 14-1 (10-11) Held up in last, progress into 4th entering straight, ridden into 2nd over 1f out, kept on without reaching winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Value At Risk (11-6) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Investmentsuccess (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, closed up travelling smoothly straight, soon 2nd, no impression and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Killer Crow (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Marinero (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 6th over 4f out, progress to be in pursuit of winner and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Windsor Park (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m N H flat in Jan.
Real Man Of War (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Cl up bhnd ldrs til fell 5out, in a race won by Return Mission (12-2) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar, 14 ran.
Sunrae Shadow 12-1 (11-9) Chased leader, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression on clear leader in 3rd entering straight, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Value At Risk (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf in Dec.
Triple Island (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Rixdale.