Craddockstown Lad improved between the flags though hasn't run for a year and may just need this. Aonvarr won a bumper on good ground last May and his two runs to date over timber have been in heavy conditions so should be capable of better. DR MOLONEY has come in for support on a couple of occasions though he's only done himself justice once, on fast ground last June. He led for a long way on his reappearance at Down Royal and with that under his belt is given the nod on this quicker going. Killshallago has been running reasonably well in similar company and looks likely to get into the frame.
Aonvarr (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In rear, some progress from 3 out, 6th and ridden on outer 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 10, 13l behind Nearly Nama'd (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Art Lord (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent and disputed early, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, 7th of 13, well behind Another Charm (11-5) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Craddockstown Lad (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Mid div,4th halfway,3rd 3out,jnd ldrs at last,ran on gamely to line, won at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '12 beating The Lad (12-0) by 1/2l, 19 ran.
Dr Moloney (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Led and clear halfway, reduced advantage approaching 3 out and headed 2 out, soon no extra and dropped to moderate 5th before last where fell, in a race won by Monelissio (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar, 20 ran.
Kick Start 8-1 (11-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 15th of 20, well behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Killshallago (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased clear leader, moderate 7th halfway, closer in 3rd approaching straight, soon ridden and no extra after 2 out, 6th of 12, 14l behind Third Opinion (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Merville Arts (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, well behind Foxrock (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Soon disputed lead, ran off bend slightly approaching 4 out, lost place and no extra from next, 8th of 9, 48l behind Earls Quarter (11-12) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug '11.
Scobie (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Chased clear leader, moderate 6th halfway, no extra early straight, weakened, 9th of 12, 39l behind Third Opinion (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Thelifeof (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 31l behind Truckin All Night (11-9) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Sep.