DRUMLEE has had plenty of chances since his bumper victory but this looks a good opportunity to lose his maiden tag. His last two defeats, here and at Naas, have been against stronger opposition than he meets here and his run behind the odds-on Daneking two weeks ago give him the edge. Taglietelle caught the eye in that latter event and he can get closer but Crystal Earth has been beaten a long way despite finishing runner-up in her two latest starts and may have to settle for a place again. A Grey Matter hasn't performed badly in his two starts under Rules and can improve without troubling the principals.
A Grey Matter (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th before 2 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 11l behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Aranhill Rascal (IRE) 40-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 6th 5f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 10, well behind Wounded Warrior (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Bob's Call (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division for most, no impression before 2 out, 12th of 21, 37l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Brod Na Heireann (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 12th halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 22, well behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Dan's Rolls (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace from 2 out, 6th of 20, 21l behind Champagne James (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Feb.
Drumlee (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, not fluent 3 out, ridden to go 2nd after next, no impression on winner when not fluent last, under pressure and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 22, 1 1/2l behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Fluspar (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders when blundered 1st, ran freely, 8th halfway, no impression in moderate 9th early straight, no extra,, 10th of 22, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Go Sly Up (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Bow River.
Killer Miller (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Miss Brandywell.
Kisha Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, pushed along from halfway, weakened under 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind No More Heroes (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Making Headlines (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Led, headed 5f out, close up 3f out, ridden and no extra entering straight, last of 7, 14l behind Hairy O'malley (11-10) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Moorhill Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 16th of 25, well behind O Maonlai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
O Ceallaigh (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Hirayna.
Proud Prince (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Mid-division, remote 9th 4 out, soon no danger, 11th of 17, well behind Katie T (11-4) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Red Lover 11-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 8th of 9, 18l behind Phantom Of Plenty (8-6) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gs in Aug '12 (flat).
Royal Boru (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always rear, completely tailed off, 19th of 22, well behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Taglietelle 33-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 13th halfway, 9th when not fluent 3 out, moderate 6th and slight mistake next, kept on one pace, 5th of 22, 14l behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Tama Taskin (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 13th of 14, well behind Authorization (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Texas Tea (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 4f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, well behind Twentytwo's Taken (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Apisata (GER) 25-1 (11-0) Waited with, slight mistake 3rd, soon tracked leaders, no impression in moderate 3rd 2 out, dropped to moderate 5th and no extra last, 5th of 7, 40l behind Very Wood (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Ariahey (USA) 20-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, some headway into 7th early straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out without troubling leaders, 5th of 14, 5l behind Regal Warrior (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov '12 (flat).
Crystal Earth (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, moderate 6th before halfway, pushed along 5 out, slight mistake next, poor 4th approaching straight, 2nd and no impression from after 3 out, not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 19, 17l behind Real Steel (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Give Me A Break (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden in 9th before 3 out, soon no impression, badly hampered last, 8th of 12, 35l behind Railway Zira (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan.
Revolution (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Always rear, pushed along before 4 out and trailing after 3 out, completely tailed off, last of 10, well behind Gambling Girl (10-7) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) in Nov.
Robyn's Rose (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 4f out, 12th of 16, 47l behind Royal Moll (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f mrs N H flat gs in Aug.