Spacious Sky, withdrawn from a race at Down Royal on Friday night, has each-way claims if turning up but MARCHESE MARCONI has plenty going for him, especially the ground conditions and this trip. His close second in the Irish Cesarewitch in October would be good enough and Sarah O'Brien is his regular partner. The very versatile Plan A has been chasing and Nina Carberry will attempt to exploit his staying powers while Truthwillsetufree is one of the few who hasn't been jumping and his last run over this trip produced his best form for a long time.
Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Settled towards rear, progress 4f out and 3rd approaching straight, led 2f out and ridden to assert 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 2m am hcp 50-80 pol in Mar beating Carvelas (11-0) by 4l, 12 ran.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, progress early straight and went 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Cullentry Royal (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp in Mar.
Everlasting Spring (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, not fluent jumping and pushed along at stages, reminders from 5 out, soon lost place and no danger, last of 16, well behind Bishopslough (11-4) at Thurles 2m gd in Oct.
Fugitive Motel (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 11l behind Ocean Legend (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar '13.
Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Chased leader, 4th halfway, closer 6f out, ridden approaching straight and 4th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Cullentry Royal (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp in Mar.
Mm Dazzler (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Raced in 2nd, got on terms travelling smoothly from 4f out, ridden to briefly lead over 1f out, soon headed and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace,, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Macbride (11-0) at Limerick 2m NH flat in May.
Plan A (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, went 2nd 1f out and kept on under pressure final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Midnight Soprano (9-7) at Curragh 1m 4f in Apr '12.
Shalamzar (FR) (9-2) last of 7, 13l behind Smoking Sun (9-2) at Compiegne(FR) 1m 2f 3yo lst stk gd in Jul '12.
Spacious Sky (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway into 6th 3f out, 3rd 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 8th of 30, 4 1/2l behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 17l behind Thomas Edison (8-13) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in May.