A shocking turnout and unless something dramatic happens Summer Star should have a nice run round for third prize. Folsom Blue was suited by a real test of stamina when landing the Grand National Trial over 3m4f at Punchestown. This small field and much shorter trip won't play to his strengths and MOZOLTOV should have his measure. A Grade 2 winner over hurdles, he made a sparkling debut over fences at Fairyhouse before elevated to Grade 1 level at Leopardstown and though unable to cope with Trifolium he wasn't disgraced and this is easier.
Folsom Blue (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress in 4th 3 out, 2nd next, ridden to lead before last, kept on well, won at Punchestown 3m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade C) (5yo+) hvy beating Sole Witness (9-9) by 3 1/2l, 18 ran.
Mozoltov 7-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, closer order when slight mistake 2 out, soon struggling, disputed moderate 2nd at last where jumped slightly left, no impression in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Trifolium (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs G1 (1) hvy in Jan.
Summer Star (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, led from 5 out, ridden from 3 out, headed entering straight, no impression from 2 out, 6th of 13, 15l behind Aibrean (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs sft in Jan.