Some nice types have won this in the past and it's attracted a good field again. SHAMAR has a bit to find on the balance of his form but looked to have plenty in hand when beating a big field at Cork and can defy his penalty. Sizing Platinum is also burdened with extra after a hugely impressive victory on his debut at Clonmel and would be a threat if handling the much quicker ground. Que Pasa had been racing in top company before a convincing success on fast going at Down Royal and her allowances will be a bonus but Another Rebel didn't appear to handle fast ground at Limerick after a very easy victory at Clonmel.
Another Rebel (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Led, headed 4th, remained prominent, 4th 2 out, 5th and no extra last, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 10l behind Knockcroghery (10-11) at Limerick 2m hdl 0-123 gf.
Shamar (FR) 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 2 out and soon challenged, ridden to lead before last, kept on strongly run-in, won at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May beating Aonvarr (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 22 ran.
Sizing Platinum (IRE) 7-4fav (11-4) Prominent, left in lead from 2nd, soon clear, ran off bend away from stands, in command and stayed on well straight, comfortably, won at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gs in May beating Sizing Solution (10-11) by 7l, 17 ran.
Bunsen Burner (USA) 25-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, no extra from before 3 out, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Caoimhes Star (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Waited with, 13th early, no impression and kept on same pace 4 out, 11th of 18, 41l behind River Slaney (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gf.
Gardelito (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no impression leaders, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Landero (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun '12.
Indian Outlook (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 3rd from 7th & 4th aftr 5out, cl 3rd but btn 2out, wknd -
Jonathan Wild (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway and went 2nd 3 out, pushed along in 3rd next and no impression on run-in, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy in Nov.
Mad Money (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, went moderate 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on, 8th of 18, 38l behind River Slaney (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gf.
My Boy Ivan (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 5f out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Bishops Road (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat sft in May.
Que Pasa (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, a bit awkward 3 out, closer in 3rd 2 out, soon travelled well to challenge, led before last, stayed on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) gf in Jun beating Bob Le Beau (11-9) by 2 3/4l, 20 ran.