This is a tough race to fathom and would be even harder if either of the reserves, Couleur France or Casino Markets, were to get involved. As it stands, THE MIGHTY MILAN gets a very tentative vote after his shocking run at Naas last month where he started long odds-on but was never travelling. His previous run in a Grade 3 at Tipperary is the stand-out form and, hopefully, he'll bounce back. Elsie makes her hurdling debut and Tom Mullins' very promising bumper makes a quick reappearance after last week's run at Navan. Run With The Tide showed plenty of promise on his introduction in February and he'll be expected to make progress this season as will Upazo, who didn't make the expected impression for Willie Mullins last term after arriving from France with winning form. The likes of Frontline and hurdling newcomer Little Rocky are others to consider.
Augher Castle (IRE) Lahib gelding out of Castlemartin.
Cango (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, slight mistake 4 out, no extra next, 8th of 16, 40l behind Mr Fiftyone (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Double Irish (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway into moderate 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 30l behind Gilt Shadow (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl.
Frontline (IRE) 6-4fav (12-0) Held up, 10th halfway, pushed along into 5th 3f out, closed in 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gf in Jul beating Estilaam (11-7) by 1l, 14 ran.
Impressioniste (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear on outer, dropped behind approaching straight, last of 14, 28l behind Doc Holliday (9-3) at Dundalk 1m pol in Oct (flat).
Kozani (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, no danger after 3 out, 12th of 18, 34l behind Giantofaman (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl.
Little Rocky 13-2 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, headway to press leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Blue Surf (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Oct '12 (flat).
Masterofdeception (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, on terms from under 6f out, led approaching straight, attempted to assert 2f out, headed under 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Royal Caviar (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft.
Minella Tweet (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden before straight, no impression leader in 2nd 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 14, 12l behind Pumbaa (11-8) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl.
Mister Nibbles (IRE) 9-4fav (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, one pace from next, 6th of 16, 11l behind Moss Cloud (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Oscar Buzz (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 10th entering straight, no extra 2 out, 15th of 20, 30l behind The Tullow Tank (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.
Run With The Tide (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th before straight, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 22, 11l behind Irish Thistle (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Slainte Jack (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Mythical Storm.
The Mighty Milan (IRE) 1-3fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and lost place 4 out, behind when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Peter From Paris (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Oct, 22 ran.
Upazo (FR) 7-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders on inner, left 2nd at 5th, pushed along and dropped to 3rd at last where blundered, no extra and lost 2 places run-in, 5th of 12, 16l behind Operating (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl gs in Mar.
Visible Light (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always behind, no impression from 4f out, never a factor, 20th of 23, 22l behind Stephanie Frances (11-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf gf in May.
Yellow Rock (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, never a factor, 15th of 20, well behind Bishops Road (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
All Hell Let Loose (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Gan Ainm.
My Kind Of Town (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division best, ridden in 10th 3 out, no impression, 9th of 15, 44l behind Empire Of Dirt (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Peoples Park (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Lambourne Lace.
Swantykay (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 11l behind Shaneshill (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf.
Vision Du Coeur (FR) 66-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 14th of 19, 48l behind Moyle Park (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Cara Vic (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th after 4 out, dropped to moderate 6th and no extra from before straight, 9th of 10, 46l behind Fire Belt (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Elsie (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, never a factor, 10th of 16, 16l behind Shesafoxylady (11-9) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1).
Show Me The Monkey 33-1 (10-13) Chased leader in moderate 6th, never a factor, pushed along and no impression in 7th approaching straight, left moderate 6th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 33l behind Catimini (11-0) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl gd.
Couleur France (IRE) 7-4fav (12-0) Tracked leaders on inner, short of room and switched left away from rail 3f out, dropped to 8th over 2f out, soon ridden in pursuit of leaders, 2nd and kept on closing stages without getting to winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Back To Bracka (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
Casino Markets (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, 6th 1/2way & prog in 4th aftr 4out, ld 2out & 1 1/2l adv gng best when faster jump last, so, won at Ballydurn 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Beallandendall (12-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Killiney Court (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, 7th of 15, 39l behind Empire Of Dirt (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct.