Count Salazar is 10lb higher than when last successful and is still climbing the weights after recent placed efforts. HILLMAN scored at around this trip at Wexford before finding 2m4f too short on this track so he's taken to regain the winning thread. Spiker The Biker hasn't won a race under Rules in 26 starts and Ardglen was a long way behind the selection at Navan though did run better when sent to Market Rasen last time. The Book Thief is another long-time maiden though he didn't run badly at Kilbeggan last time.
Count Salazar (IRE) 9-4fav (11-10) Led and disputed, slight mistake 5 out, went on approaching straight, reduced lead from before last, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Prince Of Forwards (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Rockshandy (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 4 out, no extra next, 7th of 15, 39l behind Dick Dundee (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase sft in Apr.
Betterthanalright (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Mid-division on inside, headway 3 out, disuted 2nd when hit next, soon ridden, went 3rd after last, kept on, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Qhilimar (11-11) at Tramore 2m 6f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) sft in Apr.
Weslife (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th after 5 out, ridden into 5th 3 out, no extra entering straight, weakened after 2 out, 11th of 18, well behind Daring Article (11-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-116.
Griesenau (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Waited with towards rear, not fluent 5th, fell 5 out, in a race won by Prince Of Forwards (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft, 13 ran.
Hillman (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd 4 out, ridden before straight, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Living Next Door (11-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
The Book Thief (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Waited with in rear of mid-division, slight mistake 4 out, closer in 5th 2 out, moderate 3rd approaching straight, 4th and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 13, 6l behind Prince Of Forwards (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Ardglen (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Led until 3rd, slow next, soon chasing leaders, slow 9th, driven to lead again next, headed 11th, outpaced 4 out, rallied approaching last, kept on, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Dont Tell Sailor (11-3) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Kilbane River (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Prominent, a bit slow 3rd, on terms from 7th, 3rd before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Dazzlers Day (11-0) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
Lydon House 16-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on without threatening from before 3 out, 5th of 15, 22l behind Raheenwood (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd.
Mayo Calling (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, lost place 6 out, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 9th of 17, well behind Nevskij (11-7) at Cork 3m hts chs in Apr.
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway into 7th 5 out, ridden in 6th 3 out, 4th and no impression before last, kept on to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 18, 21l behind Daring Article (11-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-116.
Naughty Molly (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up, 8th halfway, pushed along in moderate 7th 4 out, poor 5th 2 out, stayed on from last to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 24l behind Coolnagorna Giggs (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase sft in Apr.
Tailors Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 12, 16l behind Wrong Turn (10-5) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Lusiad (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway into 10th after 5 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, well behind Daring Article (11-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-116.
Golden Alou (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 16, well behind Victrix Gale (10-11) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in May '12.
Robertstown Rover (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Led early, some slight mistakes, chased leaders after, no extra from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Kennoway (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Apr, 12 ran.