This has been a race for fancied winners as the majority have been in the first two in the betting. COOPER'S CREST may well start favourite here though she wasn't entirely convincing when long odds-on at Limerick last time. Sabrina Harty's mare wasn't suited by the softish ground that day and providing the rains stay away she can take this much more competitive race in her stride. Bacher Boy has won good races at Gowran and Bellewstown recently and this is his ideal trip. He looks certain to get involved though the 5lbs he concedes to the mare may just be beyond him. Vivaldi won a nice race at Ballinrobe last time and that puts him in the frame for this while Aughwilliam Lady found three miles too far at Kilbeggan last time after an impressive performance over this trip at Clonmel.
Bacher Boy (IRE) 11-10fav (11-6) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 5 out, improved to lead before 3 out, challenged 2 out, ridden and disputed last, kept on well run-in to assert, won at Bellewstown 2m 4f hdl gf beating Auenschutze (11-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Bootlegger (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, led after 4 out, ridden from next, headed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, 3rd of 9, 12l behind The Last Derby (11-0) at Cork 2m 4f hdl gf.
Dreadnot (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Soon towards rear, trailing when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Hoopy (10-5) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl gf in Jun, 13 ran.
Vivaldi (IRE) 13-8fav (11-7) Settled behind leaders early, headway to 3rd halfway, ridden after 2 out, stayed on to lead before last, kept on well under pressure, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f nh nov hdl beating Waterloo Chateau (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Persian Gayle (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, led 7th, joined 3 out, led again approaching last, drifted left and stayed on well run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gd beating King Rocco (11-4) by 4l, 15 ran.
St Devote (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, led narrowly and ridden before 2 out, soon headed, no extra in 3rd from last, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Otterstown Lady (11-4) at Wexford 2m nh nov hdl gd in Jun.
Cooper's Crest (IRE) 4-11fav (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 6 out, closer in 2nd 3 out, led next, clear last, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m hdl gd beating Tequila Lord (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Coole Presenting (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Mid-division, 11th into straight, soon no impression under pressure, 12th of 18, 23l behind Hidden Cyclone (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat in Apr.
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 9th 2 out, 7th last, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 19l behind Novel Investment (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Long Overdue (IRE) New Frontier gelding out of Proud Princess.
Pops Rocket (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd halfway, 2nd 5 out, challenged from 3 out, led before last, kept on under pressure, headed close home, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Brog An Ri (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
The Mosscheeper (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 22l behind Hamalka (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Aughwilliam Lady (IRE) 13-8 (11-5) Held up towards rear early, headway into 7th halfway, improved in moderate 4th 5 out, ridden into 2nd and slight mistake 3 out, no impression leader before 2 out, kept on same pace, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Frankford (10-10) at Kilbeggan 3m nov hdl fm in Jun.
Daneva (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 6th, not fluent jumping, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Prosperity Square (10-8) at Sligo 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (8Evens09) (4yo+) gd.
Geneva Silver (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace from before last, 5th of 10, 17l behind Bacher Boy (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hdl gf.
Regal Ambition (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 5f out, 4th and no impression straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 18l behind The Real Article (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jun.