Captain Cee Bee is approaching his teenage years but shows little sign of slowing down and gained the 13th victory of his career in similar grade at Tipperary last month. Incredibly, he's stepping up in trip for the first time on his 32nd start but still has the class to make the frame. Dedigout's last run over timber resulted in a Grade 1 success at Punchestown last April and he's been a little disappointing over fences. Mala Beach looked a tremendous prospect when beating the useful Defy Logic over this trip at Fairyhouse in March and Gordon Elliott will have him straight but stablemate Un Beau Matin may do better when sent over fences. Jetson is very useful on his day but is taking on high-class opposition and it's RULE THE WORLD, runner-up to The New One at Cheltenham and an impressive winner on his return to action at Naas, who looks the one to beat.
Dedigout (IRE) 4-6fav (11-6) In rear, moderate 5th 6 out, no impression from 4 out, moderate 4th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 6, 23l behind Rathlin (11-9) at Killarney 2m 4f chs sft in May.
Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 15-8fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, challenged and led from after 2 out, clear from before last, stayed on well, easily, won at Tipperary 2m hdl G2 (1) gd in Oct beating Midnight Game (11-7) by 6l, 7 ran.
Mala Beach (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, moderate 6th halfway, headway from 4 out, went moderate 2nd and ridden from next, closed on leader 2 out, disputed lead early run-in, stayed on well to edge ahead near line, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Mar beating Defy Logic (11-5) by hd, 10 ran.
Rule The World 6-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along to go 2nd approaching last, ridden to lead run-in and driven out to assert closing stages, won at Naas 2m 4f hdl in Oct beating King Shabra (10-3) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Jetson (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) Soon mid-division, niggled along away from the fences at times, 9th 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 16, 10l behind Golden Kite (10-6) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gf in Jun.
Un Beau Matin (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, not fluent 2 out, chased leaders and no impression from before last, kept on, 6th of 22, 7l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.