Greatest stepped up to this sort of trip for the first time at Leopardstown and produced his best run to date so has to enter the equation from a fair mark. Sky High Diver, four times a winner for Alan Swinbank in the UK, has joined Paul Deegan's in-form team and it would be no surprise if he exploited a lenient looking rating. Winning bumper and hurdler DOUBLE DOUBLE had a prep race over a trip much too short and his overall form in better races gives him an edge in this with his young rider's claim a real bonus. Tawaagg has changed stables after scoring over hurdles and fences for Willie Mullins and Pat Smullen is a positive booking.
Double Double (FR) 3-1fav (10-0) Settled behind leaders in 4th early, dropped to 6th halfway, kept wide back straight, pushed along into 4th 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 11l behind The Four Elms (9-11) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr.
Donatis Comet (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 28l behind Sir Ector (9-12) at Leopardstown 2m hcp gs in Aug.
Tawaagg 14-1 (7-13) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 16, 3l behind Hidden Universe (8-13) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Nov '11.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Rear and niggled along early, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 8, 11l behind Rich Coast (9-7) at Cork 1m 2f hcp sft in Mar.
Lethal Weapon (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 3f out, weakened and tailed off, last of 7, 30l behind King of The Picts (8-8) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp sft in Aug.
Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 4l behind Head Waiter (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Handicap (47-75) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Sky High Diver (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 4f out, headway 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 5l behind Fossgate (9-12) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Jacksonslady (IRE) 2-1 (8-12) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, ridden in remote 9th on outer 3f out, moderate 7th 1f out, went moderate 4th near line, 4th of 12, 12l behind Raise The Beat (9-10) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Mar.
Tiger At Heart (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division best, no impression straight, 13th of 15, 19l behind Head Waiter (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Handicap (47-75) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Greatest (FR) 14-1 (9-2) Soon chased leaders, closed up from over 3f out, under pressure in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Head Waiter (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Handicap (47-75) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Scarlet Prince 6-1 (8-12) Towards rear, reminders halfway, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 8l behind Abundantly (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.
Jigalo (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along and dropped to rear approaching straight, no extra and weakened, eased inside final furlong, last of 11, 39l behind Whatever It Takes (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Mountain Woman (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Whatever It Takes (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Tin Town Boy (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 2f out, no extra in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 25l behind Hide The Evidence (8-6) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 hvy in Oct.