The mare ELLIE MIA receives plenty of weight from most of her potential rivals and that should be good enough to see her home after a cracking run behind Morga at Cork where she was only headed close home. Sir Abbot is an obvious threat despite conceding 15lb as though beaten over timber at Leopardstown in January he ran well and has since landed a Ballinrobe bumper. Bentelimar was also beaten over timber before he landed some decent bets when slamming the opposition in a Tramore bumper. Little Rocky has won three times on the Flat for David Simcock and has shown plenty of ability for new connections while the Longchamp winner Shalamzar showed easily his best form to date over timber at Limerick last month. Ryansbrook needs a stiff test and if the ground turns heavy he could be in the firing-line.
Bentelimar (IRE) 11-10fav (11-9) Held up in touch, closer in 5th 6f out, headway into 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well final furlong, won at Tramore 2m N H flat in Apr beating Way Wild West (11-7) by 6l, 7 ran.
Little Rocky 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, 4th 3 out, no impression straight, not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 16, 20l behind Quickpick Vic (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Shalamzar (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, travelled well entering straight, progress into 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, under pressure in 4th last, kept on same pace in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 17, 5l behind Princess Leya (11-5) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Sir Abbot (IRE) 4-6fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress to challenge entering straight and led early final furlong, kept on well, comfortably, won at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat gd in Apr beating New Kid In Town (12-0) by 2l, 8 ran.
Yes Sir Brian (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 4f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 6th of 8, 36l behind Black Hercules (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat in Jan.
Aintnofriendofmine (IRE) 100-1 (11-8) In rear, not fluent 4th, went remote 6th approaching straight, no danger, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Master Oscar (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Bloomsday (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) In rear, fell 5th, in a race won by Arctic Fire (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nh nov hdl, 13 ran.
Keep Swinging (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, not fluent 3rd and 4th, dropped to moderate 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, not fluent 2 out,, 5th of 16, 11l behind Roman General (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Lake Field (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, poor 8th at 5th, soon no danger,, 8th of 16, 43l behind Roman General (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Manuka (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Mid-division best, ridden 3 out, no impression in 10th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 17l behind Princess Leya (11-5) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Moores Road (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up from 4f out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra in 3rd 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 10l behind Patsio (11-9) at Limerick 2m N H flat in Apr.
Ryansbrook (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up early, mid-division halfway, ridden and some progress 3 out, moderate 7th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 25, 18l behind Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Sopotsomespot (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Alw rr, last & mstk 6th, mod 11th & b mstk 6out, to when pu bef 3out, in a race won by Cliff Lane (11-9) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp in Nov, 13 ran.
Visible Light (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 19th of 26, well behind Baby King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Ellie Mia (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, slight mistake 4th, closer in 3rd after 4 out, led 3 out, pressed last, kept on well run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Morga (10-8) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Graces Benefit (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Chased leader in moderate 2nd, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 18, well behind Lord Adare (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl gs in Apr.
Holdona Second (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, trailing 6f out, completely tailed off, last of 15, well behind Whisper Rock (11-9) at Thurles 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Feb.
My Dancing Angel (IRE) 80-1 (11-2) Towards rear, no threat and kept on one pace in straight, 12th of 25, 26l behind Morning Run (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat.
Vasco Des Bieffes (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, never a factor,, 11th of 16, well behind Roman General (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Section A (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Macnicholson (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Beautiful Profile (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, no impression 5 out, weakened and tailed off, 11th of 17, well behind Go Darsi Go (11-1) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Apr.