Jan Faltejsek, fresh from his victory in the Velka Pardubicka, returns to ride old favourite Knockara Beau. He's partnered George Charlton's stable star to eight of his nine victories and the top weight, back on a winning mark today, has won four times here. Garleton, eased in grade, is another potentially well treated but it's difficult to have much faith in Pettifour nowadays while Bescot Springs struggles to get his head in front and More Equity is 5lb wrong in the weights. RAPIDOLYTE DE LADALKA didn't run badly in the Irish Grand National in April considering he was left at the start. Only lightly raced, he may have more to offer this season so gets the nod ahead of Wicklow Lad, having his first start for a new yard, and Micro Mission.
Knockara Beau (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) 5th of 17, 7l behind Black Kit (10-10) at Clairefontaine(FR) 2m 2f hdl gs in Jul.
Garleton (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leader until 11th (water), chased leaders until pushed along mistake and weakened 13th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Problema Tic (10-12) at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) gf in Jun, 13 ran.
Rapidolyte De Ladalka (FR) 22-1 (9-10) Slowly away and in rear, 15th halfway, no threat from 3 out, kept on one pace, 11th of 28, 42l behind Liberty Counsel (9-5) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f Ext hcp ch in Apr.
Wicklow Lad 10-1 (9-8) Soon mid-division, closed to track leaders after 4 out, on terms when collided with rival in jumping 3 out, soon led, joined 2 out, soon headed, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Carrig Millie (9-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Apr.
Bescot Springs (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place before 8th, headway and went 3rd 3 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Emily's Flyer (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Sep.
Pettifour (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, reminder 5th, blundered 16th, chased leaders under pressure before 4 out, weakened from next, 6th of 13, well behind Flying Award (11-1) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Micro Mission (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Led, clear until 4th, not fluent 9th, jumped left 3 out, headed next, no extra flat, 5th of 7, 10l behind Twin Plan (10-0) at Ayr 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
More Equity 22-1 (10-4) In touch on outside, lost place before 5th, stayed on from 2 out, unable to get on terms, 4th of 10, 5l behind Raajih (11-1) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Sep.