Noel Meade and Nina Carberry won this in 2007 with Sky Hall and Kid Curry, who looked just in need of the run on his return at Navan last month, is certain to come in for support and should get competitive. Kildare Blowin ran two promising races at Leopardstown earlier this year and is one to keep on the right side along with Sparkling Tara, who was beaten only a total of three lengths in her three starts last year in huge fields. WHITE STAR LINE makes his debut in a bumper after two very promising efforts over timber at Punchestown, the latest when a close second to First Lieutenant in what looked a very strong maiden. He travelled well throughout on that occasion which suggests he will have the Flat pace for this.
An Drummer Liath (IRE) Great Palm gelding out of Art Lover.
He's Our Man (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved in 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, strongly pressed, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Dylan Ross (11-10) at Galway 2m N H flat gd.
Kid Curry (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Held up, headway approaching straight, 7th under 2f out, moderate 4th 1f out, one pace, 5th of 29, 13l behind Shuil Sheeran (11-2) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Kildare Blowin (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Mid-division, 8th 4f out, ridden from 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Frawley (11-6) at Leopardstown 2m NH flat hvy in Feb.
Lord Rory (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 5th, driven along 5f out, weakened before straight, soon eased, last of 10, 49l behind Raise The Beat (11-9) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat gf.
Millstream Mist 3-1 (11-7) Mostly 3rd, mstk 5out, fair 4th bef 2out where lft 3rd, poor 3rd when mstk last & 4th early flat, tired, 4th of 9, well behind Realt Mor (11-7) at Tallow 3m ire ptp sft in Feb '09.
Mini Budget (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to 2nd over 4f out, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 22l behind Character Actor (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Mister Bendy (IRE) Mr Combustible gelding out of Avaranche.
Notre Cheval (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Towards rear, no impression from over 4f out, trailing before straight, 8th of 9, 33l behind Father Shine (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f N H flat fm in Sep.
Realta Rathcabhain (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, no impression from under 4f out, 11th of 17, 34l behind Red Tiger (12-0) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat gd in Sep.
Sparkling Tara 7-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, 6th and ridden 4f out, improved into 3rd over 2f out, kept on under pressure straight, 3rd of 20, 2l behind Natural High (11-6) at Galway 2m N H flat in Aug '09.
Total Pleasure (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along entering straight, no extra under pressure from over 2f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Captain Paulie (11-11) at Cork 2m N H flat gf.
What A Laugh 6-4 (12-0) Mostly chsd ldrs in 3rd until chall 3out, cl 2nd with ev ch 2ou until no ex from last, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Backhomeinderry (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
White Star Line (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 3 out, 3rd 2 out, close 2nd travelling best entering straight, challenging when slight mistake last, one pace run-in, 2nd of 23, 2 1/2l behind First Lieutenant (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Mr Ben (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, weakened from over 4f out, 18th of 29, 34l behind Shuil Sheeran (11-2) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
Sweeney Tunes 4-1 (11-7) Alw in tch, cl up 4out, 2nd aftr 2out, 1/2 down last, rallied late, just failed, 2nd of 10, hd behind Camden (11-7) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar.
Audrelles Dream (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 10, 49l behind Perfect Smile (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd.
Carrig Millie (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, 6th approaching straight, ridden and no extra from 2f out, 8th of 20, 12l behind Mascherano (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat.
Leney Lou (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Towards rear, reminders approaching 6th, tailed off 7th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Bringewood Belle (10-4) at Bangor 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Love Storm (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 4f out, 11th of 15, 17l behind Flamingos Gold (11-9) at Wexford 2m 4f mrs N H flat gd in May.
Vintage Lace (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Soon prominent, 2nd and wide into straight, soon no impression under pressure, 9th of 18, 21l behind Hidden Cyclone (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat in Apr.
Anythingcanhappen (IRE) Moscow Society filly out of Bramble Cottage.
Montagnard (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Prominent, led approaching halfway, headed over 1 1/2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 11l behind Roszas Girl (11-9) at Tramore 2m N H flat.