This looks a stronger than usual bumper but it's BLACKMAIL who gets the vote. He won a point-to-point at Templemore in April before finding Champagne James too quick on his bumper debut at Navan and the likely stronger pace here will be in his favour. Bose Ikard started odds-on for his debut at Clonmel but looked in need of the experience while Rough Justice couldn't find a finishing burst at Punchestown and is likely to do much better when sent over jumps. Saffron Wells was battling on at the finish when runner-up to Outlander at Fairyhouse and can get competitive but Lady Of Glencoe has had her chances and has been looking one-paced.
Blackmail (FR) 5-4fav (11-11) Settled 3rd, keen hold early, headway in 2nd entering straight, closed on leader 3f out, challenged 1f out, ridden inside final furlong and no extra in 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Champagne James (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat in Nov.
Bose Ikard (IRE) 4-7fav (11-11) Held up in mid-division, headway into moderate 2nd 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression leader, 3rd and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Posiden Sea (11-4) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Dorian Bay (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Silks Princess.
Follow The Sign (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway into 6th 4f out, soon ridden and no impression, 9th of 14, well behind Buckers Bridge (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 2f N H flat sft in Mar.
Moyle Park (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Lovely Present.
Old Kilcash (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 2nd app str, quickend well to ld app last, ko strongly run-in, won at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Creepy (11-7) by 12l, 12 ran.
Oscar Fiain (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Keen early, rdn & not qckn bef 4out, sn bhnd, no dngr, 11th of 12, well behind Famousandfearless (11-7) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct.
Rough Justice (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, 3rd and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind O Maonlai (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Nov.
Royal Boru (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 12th of 17, 33l behind Outlander (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Saffron Wells (IRE) 11-4fav (11-9) Held up in rear, closer in 11th 3f out, ridden in 7th on outer 1 1/2f out, went moderate 2nd under 1f out, kept on without threatening winner final furlong, 2nd of 17, 5l behind Outlander (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Texas Tea (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd approaching straight, soon ridden to chase winner and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Kauto Grand Mogol (11-2) at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf sft in Mar.
Top Othe Ra (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway in 6th 3 out and went 4th after next, no impression on easy winner before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Umpact (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Lady Of Glencoe (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 7th 4f out, ridden in 5th on outer 2f out, kept on without threatening to go 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 13, 8l behind City Slicker (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft.