Most of Ireland's brightest young riders are involved here and Kate O'Brien should give Xsquared, whose last success was over hurdles last summer, a strong ride. Hi Emperor came good at Dundalk and a 6lb rise is by no means harsh and Korbous enters the equation having being dropped in the weights despite a decent effort at Gowran. HAVE A NICE DAY ran very well over 6f here last month on his first start since scoring at Dundalk in November so, with that under his belt, he's handed the vote in a tricky race. Mr Bounty is very consistent on Polytrack and Gary Halpin has ridden him previously so he's another to consider.
Hi Emperor (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Mid-division on inner, 6th 2f out, soon ridden and progress, improved to lead briefly under 1f out, soon joined, stayed on well to regain lead on line, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 0-75 pol in Apr beating Calling You (8-12) by ns, 14 ran.
Paynes Find (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division on inner, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, never a factor, last of 14, 25l behind Hi Emperor (9-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 0-75 pol in Apr.
Vasoni (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, rear of mid-division 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Wexford Opera (10-1) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Korbous (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Always prominent, still 2nd under pressure 1f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace,5th of 14, 3l behind Consonance (8-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp.
Xsquared (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, weakened from 2f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Captain Cullen (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 gf in Jul.
Have A Nice Day 6-1 (9-9) Prominent, on terms from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Doonard Prince (9-5) at Naas 6f app hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Regal Power 8-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 7l behind Lady Mega (8-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gf.
Three Bells (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 9l behind Hes Our Music (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol in Nov.
Landsdowne (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Mid-division early, soon dropped towards rear, pushed along and no impression 2f out, 11th of 13, 12l behind Fiosrach (9-3) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 hvy in Apr.
The Home Ruler (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 12th of 23, 7l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Mr Bounty 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon mid-division, 9th before halfway, switched right from over 1f out where 6th, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong,4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Consonance (8-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp.
Horseware Express (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Prominent early on stands' side, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 22nd of 23, 26l behind Chillie Billie (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
Enter The Red (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Soon ridden along close up, driven 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Danzoe (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Beau Satchel 12-1 (9-2) Soon pushed along and switched left, in rear of mid-division, under pressure before halfway, 13th 2f out, no impression when briefly short of room approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 11th of 14, 10l behind Doonard Prince (9-5) at Naas 6f app hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Busalla (IRE) 14-1 (7-10) Mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden to go 2nd 1 1/2f out but no impression on winner, kept on one pace under pressure, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Conan's Rock (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 47-75 hvy in Apr.
Is Feider Leis (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Soon tracked leaders, 10th 2f out, no impression 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Doonard Prince (9-5) at Naas 6f app hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Pixie Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Soon chased leaders, closed 2f out and soon on terms, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace and dropped to 3rd on line, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Doonard Prince (9-5) at Naas 6f app hcp 47-65 in Apr.