DOONARD PRINCE arrives in the best form. He scored at Naas before running into a place at the Curragh last time and this won't take much winning. Postillion won three times in Germany and debuts for a new yard on his first start since November. He may well get involved while Fleet Captain can be given a chance on his earlier form at Dundalk as he steps back up to a more suitable trip. Knights Templar and In Salutem have slipped down the weights as a result of their recent poor form and could figure if back to their best.
Knights Templar (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, pushed along to go 7th entering straight, no impression in 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 13l behind Lady Giselle (9-10) at Limerick 1m hcp in Apr.
In Salutem 14-1 (8-8) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along in 8th halfway, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Shipyard (9-3) at Navan 6f hcp 60-95 gf.
Fleet Captain 16-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 10th halfway, some progress and 6th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf.
Almadaa 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders early, lost place halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind My Good Brother (9-4) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf.
Postillion (IRE) (10-3) 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Iokastos (10-10) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m clm stks gs in Nov.
Doonard Prince (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Soon chased leaders, 8th halfway, improved to challenge from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace final 100yds, 2nd of 19, 2l behind Big Bad Lily (8-5) at Curragh 6f hcp.
Enigma Code (UAE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, trailing when eased final furlong, 13th of 14, 30l behind Hes Our Music (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol in Nov.
Avalanche 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened, last of 15, 28l behind Captain May (9-0) at Listowel 7f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.