WICKLOW GOLD may not have shown too much to date but this is a moderate contest despite the big field and Willie Mullins will have him spot on after a break since February. He's given the nod over The Job Is Right, who should prefer this better ground, and Velvet Rose, who was staying on at Cork last time. Bar Stool Bob could provide the main threat as he ran well over hurdles before a decent effort in a Cork bumper where he will have found the minimum trip too short.
Bar Stool Bob (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leader, disputed from halfway, led 3f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind The Game Changer (11-2) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Bendanella (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, lost place entering straight and ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Akorakor (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr.
Cloudy Morning (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Mistake 1st, soon towards rear, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Mulleady (10-7) at Limerick 2m 2f 4yo hdl sft in Oct, 7 ran.
Gaius Marius (IRE) 8-1 (11-13) Waited with, ridden over 3f out, soon moderate 4th and no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 40l behind Made In Germany (11-13) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Hellofado (IRE) Helissio gelding out of The Marching Lass.
Jack Aboo (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 12th approaching straight, soon no impression, 10th of 17, well behind Young Finnegan (11-11) at Cork 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Apr.
Moenchengladbach (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, moderate 8th 4 out, kept on one pace from next, 5th of 11, 34l behind Gold Bullet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Positive Approach (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div, hmprd on bend bef 4th & 8th 6out, cl en 6th well aftr 4out until cl en 5th when fell 3out, in a race won by It's A Doddle (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Apr, 13 ran.
Potters Cross 3-1 (12-0) Trkd ldrs, wo 5out, 4l adv appr last, qcknd well, readily, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Trafficker (11-4) by 8l, 10 ran.
Run For Firth (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Mid div, mstks 1/2 way, prog aftr 4out, eff to chall aftr 2out, row, won at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp in Apr beating All Or Now (11-4) by 3l, 9 ran.
Seamus Mor (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 7th 6f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Indevan (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
The Job Is Right 6-1 (12-0) Led and disputed, ridden and headed halfway, lost place over 4f out, rider without irons and stayed on again to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 15, 8l behind County Champions (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Mar.
Wicklow Gold (FR) 4-1 (11-13) Waited with, closer in 5th before straight, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 14, 15l behind Milan Bound (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Carrigeen Acebo (IRE) Indian River mare out of Carrigeen Acer.
Monroe's Live (IRE) Alflora mare out of Shir Rose.
Phar From Oz (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Soon led, headed and no extra from 3f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 31l behind Falcarragh (12-0) at Wexford 2m 2f N H flat sft in Jul.
Tessoneill (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, 11th halfway, no extra straight, tailed off, 18th of 22, well behind Storm Of Swords (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr.
Velvet Rose (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, progress approaching straight, soon moderate 4th and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 17l behind Young Finnegan (11-11) at Cork 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Apr.
De Marshall (IRE) Pushkin gelding out of Posh Kidd.
Follow The Pals (IRE) 13-2 (12-0) Waited with, improved to chase leaders straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 22, 19l behind Storm Of Swords (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr.
Up The Hill 40-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 10th of 15, 26l behind Art Of Logistics (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Oct.