Noel Meade has been in good form but Tulsa Jack has been disappointing since a narrow defeat at Down Royal in March. The longer trip could bring about a resurgence but we already know that point-to-point winner JIMMY SHAN stays the trip as he ran very well over 3m behind Icy Reply at Cork and the winner has since followed up in a better race. That looks stronger form than any of these rivals can produce with Railway Benefit being well beaten when last seen in the winter and Jerusalem Bells only showing moderate improvement at Wexford three weeks ago.
Ginger Quill (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Rear and slow 1st, not fluent after, weakened 5 out, completely tailed off, last of 8, well behind Aranhill Chief (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hdl gf.
Jerusalem Bells (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along 4 out, some modest progress from 2 out, kept on same pace straight, 5th of 15, 28l behind Meldrum Lad (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Jimmy Shan (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, almost on terms 4 out, 2nd before straight, led before 3 out where not fluent, headed approaching 2 out, no impression in 3rd from before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Icy Reply (10-11) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gd.
Joshella (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Waited with at ordinary pace early, closer order over 6f out, 5th before straight, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 18, 21l behind Well Tuned (10-10) at Roscommon 2m NH flat gf in Sep.
Macro (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, no impression in 10th before straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 21l behind Dashing Lady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Railway Benefit (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, pushed along approaching 5th, slightly hampered 6 out and behind, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Claire Pet (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Rosaleens Choice (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) In rear, driven along over 4f out, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Powersbomb (11-8) at Sligo 2m 2f NH flat gf.
Tulsa Jack (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra in 5th before 3 out, moderate 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 30l behind The Parishioner (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.