Baily Dusk scored twice over fences last autumn and can revert to hurdles on a lower mark. He acts on any ground and is well enough weighted to get into the action. Wells China has only won once in 20 starts over timber and has yet to prove himself over this trip but it's no problem for JIM BOWIE who has been going well in his latest starts over timber, including when runner-up over the track and trip in April, and can add to his winning tally. Sarah Battle was attempting to overcome a 6lb rise in the ratings for her Limerick victory when not beaten far at Punchestown and it will be a surprise if she's not competitive and though Bonifacio doesn't win often he's slipped to a decent mark and has proven form over this sort of trip.
Wells China (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, progress into 10th before 4 out, improved to 6th 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, kept on same pace into 3rd last, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 20, 8l behind Give Me A Break (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Akatara (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway into mid-division and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace,, 7th of 23, 31l behind Abolitionist (10-12) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Mid-division, progressed into 5th before 2 out, ridden along before last, challenged on inner run-in, just failed, 2nd of 15, ns behind Royal Chief (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May.
Bonifacio (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2 out, 3rd and no impression on leaders last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 8l behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Sarah Battle (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 4 out, moderate 5th before straight, moderate 4th and no impression from before last, kept on one pace,, 5th of 23, 8l behind Abolitionist (10-12) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Larkin (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Prominent, led from 6th, ridden and strongly pressed after 3 out, headed entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out (lame post race), 3rd of 17, 9l behind Handsome Dan (10-9) at Clonmel 3m gf in Sep '12.
Cousin Bill (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, moderate 3rd approaching straight, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 17l behind Long House Hall (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in May.
Baily Dusk (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, impeded by faller 5 out where left in lead, strongly pressed and headed approaching straight, soon no impression, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Raajih (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May.
Blue Vic (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Towards rear, behind 5 out, completely tailed off, 18th of 24, well behind Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in May.
Kalico Kim (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Soon towards rear, dropped behind from before 7 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Dressedtothenines (10-11) at Cork 2m 1f mares nov chs Grade 3 (1) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Never Said That (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Off the pace in mid-division, moderate 9th approaching 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 6th of 16, 37l behind Mr Fiftyone (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.
Vic Approach (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 11th of 20, well behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Maximal Crazy 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, progress from 4 out, 7th after 3 out, ridden into close 3rd 2 out, no extra before last where 4th, kept on one pace, 4th of 20, 9l behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Oscar's Pet (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, lost place before 4 out, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Silver Dragon (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Colms Dream (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed from after 4th, 2nd halfway, weakened 3 out, 15th of 20, well behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
My Kind Of Town (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 13th of 20, well behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Most Chaste (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Held up, closer in moderate 7th 5 out, ridden to improve before 4 out, 4th 3 out, no impression in moderate 5th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, disputed 3rd at finish, 3rd of 20, 6l behind Pops Well (11-2) at Cork 3m mares mdn hunt chs in Apr.
Duroob 25-1 (9-12) Raced mainly in 3rd, lost place before 4 out and soon ridden along, moderate 7th before 2 out, kept on well run-in, 4th of 10, 9l behind Waterloo Chateau (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May.
Lady Brown (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, close 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Minella For Value (11-12) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gd in Aug.