Casino Markets hails from a yard renowned for handling classy bumpers and he looked a really nice prospect when scoring between the flags at Ballydurn in March. Flags Pass has run into a couple of decent performers and this less testing ground could be in his favour but Sizing Brisbane was only fourth on his debut at Punchestown in February when starting long odds-on. Chancol can improve on his opening run at Fairyhouse but the vote goes to LORD SCOUNDREL, who wasn't fancied on his debut at Fairhouse last month but ran really well behind Royal Caviar and can go one better.
Casino Markets (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, 6th 1/2way & prog in 4th aftr 4out, ld 2out & 1 1/2l adv gng best when faster jump last, so, won at Ballydurn 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Beallandendall (12-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Eight Till Late (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Towards rear, pushed along in 7th entering straight, went 4th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mr Boss Man (11-7) at Punchestown 2m N H flat in Nov.
Flags Pass (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Led briefly early, chased leaders, pushed along to close in 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression and went moderate 2nd without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Rathvinden (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Nov.
Glenfane (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) In rear, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, never a factor, 8th of 11, 9l behind Mr Boss Man (11-7) at Punchestown 2m N H flat in Nov.
Moonunderwater (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Roseaustin.
Mr Raj (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Behind, pushed along and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace from 2f out, 6th of 10, 34l behind Moonshine Lad (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Silver Tara 12-1 (11-11) Soon tracked leaders, 4th after halfway, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 11, 26l behind Royal Caviar (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov.
Sizing Brisbane 1-2fav (11-13) Prominent and disputed, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 9l behind Rathvawn Belle (11-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Tama Taskin (IRE) Tamayaz gelding out of Tobertaskin Lady.
Another Rattler (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Heather's Perk.
Chancol (FR) 4-1fav (11-4) Mid-division on outer, ridden on outer from 3f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 8l behind On Blueberry Hill (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m nhf in Apr.
Lord Scoundrel (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, closed to track leaders before straight, ridden in 3rd 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Royal Caviar (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov.
Eskimo Belle (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, ridden and lost place approaching straight, no extra, 10th of 13, 38l behind Neck Or Nothing (11-3) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
She's A Worker (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, ridden 6f out, soon no impression, 10th of 16, well behind Sandy Jane (10-11) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat gf in Jul.