King's Road hadn't been showing much over hurdles but ran very well on his return to the Flat at Tipperary though the 1m4f trip looked in his favour and he may find this too short. Man In Black ran quite well behind Mount Abora at Cork so a big run from the winner in the previous race will point to his chances though like Cool Athlete he's a long-time maiden who can't get his head in front when it matters. BADGER OR BUST has a poor strike-rate and his best runs have been over 7f but he returned to the Flat with a good run over a mile at Dundalk last time and his overall form in better handicaps than this give him a chance to gain just his second career success on his 36th start.
Illicit Encounter (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 14l behind Zanughan (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks gs in Apr.
Badger Or Bust (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, close 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Private Ryan (8-12) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-60 pol in Apr.
Shahrafi (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra entering straight, weakened, 16th of 20, 25l behind Silver Shuffle (8-13) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Oct.
Night Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Led and hung left throughout, headed 4f out, weakened and eased entering straight, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Denny Crane (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Lucks Certain (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 17, 7l behind Northern Rocked (9-4) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) gf in Apr.
Not My Idea (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Towards rear, no impression from 4f out, 9th of 15, 11l behind Captainofthefleet (9-7) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn stks sft in Apr.
King's Road 16-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden to go moderate 3rd over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, not get to winner, 2nd of 18, hd behind Tinas Exhibition (9-3) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden entering straight, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Night Glimmer (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Eazyfindher (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on one paced from 2f out, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Mrs Batt (9-2) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-60 sft in Apr.
East Of Tara (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, late headway in 10th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Casbah Rock (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Man In Black (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway into 4th halfway, driven along from 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Mount Abora (9-8) at Cork 1m app hcp 47-60 gd in Apr.
Aunt Molly (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division throughout, never a factor, 12th of 14, 12l behind Private Ryan (8-12) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-60 pol in Apr.
Elusive Moon (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Lily's Star (8-11) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Highland Brave (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 7th 4f out, weakened straight, 14th of 15, 35l behind Cannot Give (8-13) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Red Jim (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden in 9th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 14, 11l behind Night Glimmer (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Rosa Dieci (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Prominent early, 6th on outer halfway, wandered about and weakened early straight, eased inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 19l behind Kirsty's Boy (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
The Last Stand 25-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on from 2f out without threatening, 7th of 18, 7l behind Mount Abora (9-8) at Cork 1m app hcp 47-60 gd in Apr.
Try Freedom (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in 5th and no extra 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 12l behind Darraghs Day (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Global Recovery (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra and weakened, last of 13, 11l behind Opening Nite (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Mar.
On The Loose (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway from over 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 7th of 18, 9l behind Tinas Exhibition (9-3) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.