The Folkes Choice probably wouldn't have beaten Rising Time at Tramore but was still there when falling at the last and she will make a bold bid for compensation. DARA TANGO has 13lb to concede but he's due a victory after two fine runs at Cork, the latest when just touched off by Casimir Road. He can go one better though Captain Ocana looked promising before finishing lame on his latest start in December and should be winning soon. Somethingdifferent hasn't been seen since January last year but had shown potential earlier and is another to keep an eye on.
Dara Tango (FR) 9-4fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, tracked leaders travelling well from 3 out, led approaching last, soon strongly pressed, headed run-in and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 24, 1l behind Casimir Road (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Adapt A Buzz (IRE) 80-1 (11-7) Led, headed 3rd, ridden in 5th after 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, well behind Beef To The Heels (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl gd in Mar.
Captain Ocana (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Chased leader, well off pace, not jump well from 6 out onwards, dropped to moderate 4th and no extra approaching straight, lame, 4th of 11, 39l behind Distant Memories (11-9) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Frankie Flowers 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened approaching 3 out, 13th of 18, 34l behind Abou Ben (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Ki 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 11th of 20, 39l behind Mobile Sizer (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Rohans Bay (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th 3 out, lost place and no impression from next, 11th of 15, 25l behind Fairymount Lord (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Somethingdifferent (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 9th of 21, 27l behind Day Of A Lifetime (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan '11.
The Tiernaur Dub (IRE) Close Conflict gelding out of Tiernaur.
Tristram Shandy (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, closer in 5th halfway, 4th approaching straight, 3rd over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind More Madness (11-7) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat.
Truckin All Night (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Ww, prog 4out, chall 2out, ld bef last, so best, won at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '11 beating Loose Chips (12-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Uponthe Hoof (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th entering straight, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind King Malik (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Uptick Rule (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Prominent, led after 2nd until headed 4th, remained prominent until ridden and no extra 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 20, 38l behind Pageboy (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Gothen Niece (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Waited with, went moderate 7th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 47l behind Glibin (11-2) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Nelly La Rue (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always behind, 16th of 19, well behind Forty Foot Tom (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.
Oscars Diamond (IRE) Oscar mare out of Insan Express.
The Folkes Choice 7-2 (10-13) Close up, in front 6th, strongly pressed and narrowly headed 2 out, not matching winner when fell last, in a race won by Rising Time (11-2) at Tramore 2m mares mdn hdl gd in Apr, 15 ran.