Vedettariat won a point-to-point in February and looked in need of a stiffer test of stamina when only fifth in a Punchestown bumper on his debut. He'll improve in time but this looks a strong race. WINDSOR PARK came up against a very promising type in Value At Risk at Fairyhouse and made him pull out all the stops. The rest were well beaten and he can go one better. Macbride has to be a threat after a very encouraging debut behind Lieutenant Colonel at Punchestown where he was staying on strongly at the finish while The Herbs Garden has come up against two very useful winners, and with his stable in superb form, has to be considered.
All Hell Let Loose (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 12th 4 out, ridden in 12th when slight mistake 2 out, soon switched to outer, 8th at last, switched right run-in, kept on without threatening, 4th of 25, 8l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Benahavis (IRE) Basanta gelding out of Glen's Gale.
Boolavard King (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Alws twrdsds rr, last 5out, pu 3out, in a race won by Jac The Legend (11-7) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Deadly Catch (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Casiana.
Fort Smith (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 9th 4 out, ridden from next, some progress from 2 out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 19, 12l behind Moyle Park (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Indian Rupee (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after halfway and 5th 4f out, pushed along and no extra approaching straight, weakened, 10th of 14, 18l behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
Lean Araig (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Close up in 2nd, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 13l behind Black Hercules (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf.
MacBride (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Settled in rear of mid-division, headway to go 5th entering straight, ridden in 3rd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, nk behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
Mr Diablo (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division and took keen hold, 9th halfway, ridden entering straight and 7th 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
New World 14-1 (11-6) Held up, headway on outer into straight, moderate 6th 2f out, chasing leaders and no impression from 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Zigger Zagger (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft.
Noble Endeavor (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) In rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 20th of 30, well behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
The Herds Garden 9-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders, closer 5th 4f out, ridden and went 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, not trouble easy winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Shaneshill (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat in Nov.
Ttebbob (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division on inner, ridden and some progress 3 out, 12th next, no extra, 9th of 30, 27l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Vedettariat (FR) 5-4fav (11-4) Settled in mid-division, 7th halfway, went 4th entering straight, ridden and no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Akorakor (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr.
Windsor Park (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Settled in 6th, progress to chase leader early straight and went moderate 2nd under 2f out, ridden to close 1f out, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Value At Risk (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf.
Its Who You Are (IRE) Flemensfirth filly out of Playwaki.
My Dancing Angel (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, 10th of 12, 43l behind Black Hercules (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf.