Goldboy was a beaten favourite on both starts last year but is likely to do better this season and has to go on the short-list. Some Officer has been gradually making progress and gave King Shabra a fright at Listowel last time while there are a few newcomers to keep an eye on including Just Eile, a full sister to the versatile jumper Profit Margin. SUNSETSTORISE has gradually improved and gave supporters of the strongly fancied Zabana something to think about over hurdles at Sligo a month ago. The winner goes earlier in the day and a big run will be a boost to the chances of Francis Flood's charge, who looks the one to be on.
Ark Melody (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, no extra from 4f out, 15th of 16, well behind Devils Paintbrush (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gf.
Buckskin Boulta (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th 6out & mstk 4out, wknd qckly aftr 3out, poor 7th 2out, to when pu bef last, in a race won by Knockanrawley (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May, 14 ran.
Butney Rock 20-1 (11-12) Lost considerable ground at start and trailing in last, continued in rear throughout, 16th of 25, well behind Indevan (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Capall Cathal (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Ld/disp until 2nd from 7th & 3rd 6out, mstk when wkng 5out, cto last aftr 4out, pu bef 3out, in a race won by Reddy Boy (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Financially Loose (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened after 5 out, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Rocknrollrambo (10-13) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.
Goldboy (IRE) 13-8fav (11-11) Mid-division, headway into 3rd approaching straight, soon ridden and no impression, no extra from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 21l behind Byerley Babe (11-2) at Thurles 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Golden Crisp (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Ww mid div, prog 5out & fair 5th 4out, rdn 3out & went 2nd 2out where btn, 8l 2nd & no ch with wnr bef last, ko, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Shine A Diamond (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Inchiquin Bandit (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid-div, gd prog 3out, 2nd when fell 2out, in a race won by Top Cat Dj (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May, 17 ran.
Killeenleigh (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division throughout, never a factor, 10th of 16, 36l behind Elsie (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 1f nhf gd in May '12.
Run For Firth (IRE) 3-1fav (12-0) Mid-division early, improved to 2nd halfway, pushed along in 4th 4f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 30l behind The Job Is Right (12-0) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat sft in May.
Salahoona (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, pu 10th, in a race won by Pinsandneedles (12-0) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 15 ran.
Some Officer (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 5th under 4f out, in pursuit of winner in 2nd into straight, closed and kept on well under pressure final furlong, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind King Shabra (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat gd.
Spirit Of Seve (IRE) Indian River gelding out of Queen Of Catwalk.
Sunsetstorise (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Attempted to make all, pressed 2 out, soon joined, kept on well under pressure run-in, not quite match winner and headed close home, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Zabana (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl hvy in May.
Traffic Court (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, lst tch 6out, det 5out & up, eaesd & pu 2out, in a race won by Keel Haul (11-4) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp in May, 13 ran.
A Work Of Art (IRE) Artan mare out of Ballyday June.
Just Eile (IRE) Presenting mare out of Glen Eile.
Kahar 4-1 (11-7) Ww, prog 4out, 6th 2out, ko sme pce str, 6th of 13, 25l behind Kyle Ruby (11-7) at Templemore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Like A Ballerina (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, ridden and some progress from 4f out, 8th 2f out, no extra, 6th of 15, 17l behind Wandering Star (10-10) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in May.
Mag's Mare (IRE) Catcher In The Rye mare out of Princess Rosie.
Very Keen (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Keen Gale.
Rock High Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th 3f out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 33l behind Love On Top (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat sft in May.
Old Manners (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Alw in rr, nev a dngr, pu 3out, in a race won by Lisclogher Lad (11-4) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 14 ran.