Jim Bolger has won this three times in the past four years so Teochrios, who beat Hangar Five on fast ground at Fairyhouse before a poor run on soft going at Tipperary, should give a good account though the latter would enter the equation if getting a run from his reserve spot. Blue Ridge Lane went up 6lb for beating Armed Guard at Fairyhouse and was staying on strongly at the finish over a slightly shorter trip at Limerick. He's found his form and looks a big threat to all though it's REFRACTOR who gets the vote. Three times a winner at around this trip at Kempton for Michael Bell, he's having his first run over the distance for Denis Hogan and was noted staying on strongly over 1m2f here last time. The three-year-old Punta Marroqui hasn't had much racing but looks ready to win soon judging by her two latest runs while Willie Mullins' lightly-raced hurdler Alileo is one to keep an eye on for the future.
Alileo (GER) 6-1 (9-2) 2nd of 14, hd behind Behero (9-2) at Clairefontaine(FR) 1m 4f 3yo stk sft in Oct '11.
Cin Cin (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Prominent, ran slightly off 1st bend, pushed along from 4f out, 4th before straight, no impression 2f out, lost place and no extra from over 1f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Irish Reel (8-7) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 in Jun.
Pacelli Road (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, switched left to outer 2f out and no impression, soon one pace, 9th of 13, 12l behind Irish Reel (8-7) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 in Jun.
Refractor (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear of mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on close home, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Pyromaniac (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gd in Jun.
Empress Of Tara (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, close up from halfway, on terms 5f out, headed from 4f out, 5th before straight, soon no extra and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 31l behind Juara (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 6f hcp 50-75 in Jun.
Sharjah (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Settled towards rear, ridden on outer over 2f out and kept on inside final furlong into never nearer 6th, 6th of 13, 7l behind Panama Hat (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Towards rear, pushed along in 9th entering straight, 7th 1f out and kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bobskier (10-0) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Bomber Jackson (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 9th 2f out, ridden to go 6th 1f out, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Calle Aneto (8-11) at Sligo 1m 2f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Teochrios (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Soon led, headed from 2f out, dropped to 6th 1f out, no impression, 6th of 15, 27l behind Lilly The Lioness (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Doux Douce (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Soon disputed lead, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 12l behind Six Silver Lane (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, progress but under pressure over 4f out, soon no impression, 7th of 15, 30l behind Lilly The Lioness (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Sixteen Again (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, closer in 7th entering straight, ridden and no impression in 9th 1f out, no extra, 11th of 13, 15l behind Bobskier (10-0) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Punta Marroqui (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Chased leader, 5th halfway, went 3rd entering straight, soon ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Scooping (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 50-70 gd in Jun.
Hatch Hall 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 7th before halfway, no impression under pressure from before straight, eased under 2f out, 10th of 15, 46l behind Lilly The Lioness (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inner, ridden entering straight, 9th 2f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 7l behind Tetard (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Hangar Five (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Soon mid-division, ridden to chase leaders from over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong where edged right, not get to winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Teochrios (9-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.