Tony Martin is already off the mark at the Festival and the four-year-old Greatness will be fancied to take this from the bottom of the handicap though this is easily his toughest assignment to date. A P McCoy's presence on Golden Ticket suggests the recent Killarney winner is expected to make a bold bid while The Black Russian generally strikes form around this time of the year, as he did at Kilbeggan a couple of weeks ago. In A Nutshell stepped up to 2m5f to score at Limerick but he's won over the minimum and with a fast gallop almost guaranteed he'll be competitive though the vote goes to ANCIENT SANDS. Joanna Morgan's charge was in tremendous form throughout last summer over hurdles and on the Flat. He suffered in the weights as a consequence but looked on the way back at the Curragh last month and can return to winning ways.
King Ali (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Always behind, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 37l behind Forever Gold (10-7) at Roscommon 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 sft in May.
Grey Monk (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Prominent in chasing group, closer order in 3rd approaching 3 out, lost place and no impression approaching straight, 10th of 25, 22l behind Macnicholson (11-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 88-123 in May.
The Black Russian (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leader, 2nd before 4 out, ridden after 3 out, lead before 2 out and kept on well run-in to hold on, won at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd beating Treacy Hotels Boy (11-1) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Aladdins Cave 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, pushed along briefly from next, 10th approaching straight, moderate 8th and no impression from before last, 10th of 18, 13l behind Desertmore Stream (11-1) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl in Jun.
Ancient Sands (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Held up, 9th approaching 4 out, ridden soon after, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 12, 33l behind Alf Wright (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Hospital (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Mid-division, progress to chase leaders in 5th before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression from before last, 9th of 12, 25l behind Caim Hill (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gd.
Star Power (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, soon in 4th, tended to race towards outer, slight mistakes 6 out and 4 out, dropped to 5th approaching straight and no impression, soon no extra, 5th of 7, 30l behind Celestial Prospect (11-0) at Cork 2m 4f hdl gd.
In A Nutshell (IRE) 13-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, improved from after 3 out, 2nd before straight and travelling smoothly, not fluent 2 out, stayed on well run-in to lead near line, won at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf beating Count Salazar (11-8) by nk, 18 ran.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, soon in 3rd, slightly slow 1st, pushed along before straight, 4th 3 out, soon no impression, one pace, 4th of 7, 27l behind Celestial Prospect (11-0) at Cork 2m 4f hdl gd.
Diamond's Return (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Towards rear, 11th after 4 out, ridden and some progress from before 2 out, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 12l behind The Black Russian (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 7th 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 9, 20l behind Quarton (10-11) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf.
Golden Ticket (AUS) 12-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, 3rd at last, rallied well after last, stayed on well to lead near finish, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd beating He's Our Man (10-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Oscar Buzz (IRE) 4-1 (10-1) Held up, soon in rear of mid-division, closer in 8th approaching straight and soon headway, no impression in moderate 6th and kept on same pace from before last, 8th of 18, 11l behind Desertmore Stream (11-1) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl in Jun.
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 11, well behind Kilcarry Bridge (9-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in May.
Overcall (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Soon disputed lead, led approaching 4 out where slight mistake, joined next where not fluent, led again 2 out, headed before last where not fluent, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Olwenbrook (10-11) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Dubawi Phantom 7-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, 6th and under pressure approaching 2 out, mistake and almost unseated 2 out, no impression after last, 6th of 9, 16l behind The Ring Is King (11-5) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Green Thirty Two (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Ran freely and chased leaders, led 3rd, disputed from 6th, ridden in 2nd 3 out, under pressure in 4th 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 9, 14l behind Quarton (10-11) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf.
Ocean Glandore (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Tracked leader in 5th, 6th halfway, driven along into 4th before 2 out, under pressure in 7th approaching straight, no extra, 6th of 13, 12l behind Roadtotheisland (10-4) at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf.
Wontbelongnow (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Soon disputed lead, headed approaching 6 out, 4th before straight, 6th 2 out where mistake, soon no extra, 8th of 11, 14l behind Stolberg (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f amat hcap hdle 80-109.
Greatness (IRE) 3-1fav (10-7) Towards rear early, soon mid-division, pushed along at stages, 9th approaching 4 out, 6th after next, progress to chase leaders 2 out, challenged in 3rd at last, stayed on well run-in to lead close home, won at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun beating The Parishioner (11-8) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Swantykay (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Soon mid-division, a little tight for room after 3 out, 8th before 2 out where progress and not fluent, no extra when tight for room before straight and soon eased, 15th of 20, 22l behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd.
Magical Moon 12-1 (10-3) Held up, mainly mid-division, closer in 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, no impression before straight, 4th before last, kept on same pace run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Whatever It Takes (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl.
Royal Chief (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Towards rear, ridden in mid division after 3 out, stayed on well after last to share 4th on line, 4th of 14, 17l behind Couleur De La Loi (9-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109).