Andy Oliver won this a year ago and Expensive Taste is one to note on his reappearance and handicap debut. Ashtaroth made a successful debut on soft ground at Gowran but didn't do so well in much faster conditions at Roscommon. With the going likely to be on the easy side he'll make a bold bid to carry his big weight to victory. Camakasi is still a maiden but getting closer while if the ground dries up then Bobby's Heart, who found the going much too soft at the Curragh in March, would be on the shortlist. TOM DOOLEY, a winner over this trip at Gowran, was staying on strongly over 6f at Navan last time and though creeping up the weights looks the one to be on. Botanical Lady is well treated but may do better over further.
Ashtaroth 3-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, dropped to 6th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 7l behind Kanes Pass (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll hcp gf.
Camakasi (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, improved into 8th 1f out, no impression and kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 3rd of 19, 2 1/4l behind Big Bad Lily (8-5) at Curragh 6f hcp in Jun.
Princess Glamour 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 9l behind Tango Time (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in May.
Chase The Challis (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Pushed up to 3rd early, pushed along over 4f out, driven approaching straight, kept on for pressure in moderate 3rd, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Some Spirit (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks gf.
Expensive Taste (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led and disputed, in front 2f out, joined 1f out, soon headed and no extra, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Pit Stop (9-2) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Princess Aloof (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Ran 3rd, ridden 2f out and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 7, 5l behind Muscle Beach (9-12) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp gf.
Bobby's Heart (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Led and soon clear in centre, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 20, 18l behind Iveagh Gardens (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
Tom Dooley (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, pushed along in 9th halfway, progress over 1f out, kept on well to go 2nd final 100 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Kano's Ghirl (8-7) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.
Kilruane Shea (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Prominent, 3rd before straight, lost place 2f out, soon beaten and eased closing stages, last of 8, 15l behind Dark Skies (9-9) at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp pol in Nov.
Dean Deifir (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Ran 4th, no extra over 2f out, weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind Apache Gold (9-4) at Cork 7f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.
Botanical Lady (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Took keen hold before settling in rear, ridden under 3f out and progress into 5th from 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Rayna (9-12) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gd.