Just six runners but none can be dismissed though King Shabra takes a big step-up in grade after landing a Fairyhouse maiden. RULE THE WORLD's 4l second to The New One at Cheltenham is now looking a brilliant effort and there was something amiss when he was pulled up at Punchestown. He can bounce back and take this though Captain Arceus has fitness on his side after his two recent victories. Waaheb ran well against some smart performers last season and a recent run on the Flat will have put him spot on and Seskiname has the race conditions in his favour after he was disqualified after finishing in front of On His Own at Sligo in May.
On His Own (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) 7th of 14, 22l behind Gemix (10-5) at Auteuil(FR) 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) hvy in Jun.
Rule The World 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, pulled up injured after 3rd, in a race won by Jezki (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Apr, 6 ran.
Captain Arceus (IRE) 1-2fav (11-12) Held up last of trio, slightly untidy 5th, soon niggled along briefly, headway into 2nd 3 out, ridden entering straight, under pressure before last where slight mistake, kept on to challenge run-in and led closing stages, won at Punchestown 2m hdl gd beating Un Beau Roman (11-7) by 1/2l, 3 ran.
Waaheb (USA) 11-2 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, 4th 3 out and soon ridden along, no impression on easy winner entering straight and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 21l behind Un De Sceaux (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl hvy in Apr.
King Shabra (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Chased leader in 2nd, much closer before 6th and led after 5 out, asserted early straight and drew clear before last, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl gf beating Rightdownthemiddle (11-4) by 22l, 13 ran.
Seskinane (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Waited with last of the 6, progress approaching 2 out, burst way through between horses before straight and soon led, quickly clear, not fluent last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, disqualified, in a race won by On His Own (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f hdl hvy in May, 6 ran.