NINGBO EXPRESS should win this with the minimum of fuss if reproducing the form of his second to Plinth at Ballinrobe over the longer trip. Tarlan will surely need this but Badged was second over track and trip on his latest start and Mo Rouge was only beaten a head over course and distance in April when an 80/1 chance. Cultram Abbey is unexposed but may need more time.
Amilliontimes (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Led to 2nd, tracked leader, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 10, 22l behind Wicked Spice (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Badged 50-1 (11-0) In touch, headway before 2 out, led before last, headed last, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Wicked Spice (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Champagne Agent (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Led to 3rd, remained close up, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Purcell's Bridge (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May, 11 ran.
Cultram Abbey 7-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, weakened from 6th, 5th of 10, 45l behind Mister Spingsprong (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in May.
Dunleer Dixie 150-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, weakened after 6th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Bop Along (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Livinonedge (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Bhnd til pu 13, in a race won by Darsi Dancer (12-0) at Fife 3m ptp gs in Apr, 5 ran.
Mo Rouge (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Silver Gent (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Royale Django (IRE) Kayf Tara gelding out of Royale Boja.
Tarlan (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Led, jumped left 7th, ridden before 2 out, headed last 250 yards, rallied and every chance until just held near finish, 2nd of 13, hd behind Rowdy Rocher (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gd in Nov '11.
The Banastoir (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Pr, 2nd 1/2way, jn ldr 3out, rdn & qckly lst plc sn aftr, drpd to rr aftr 2out, no ex appr str, pu last, in a race won by Horsehill (12-2) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Ishlana 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, mistake 1st, slight mistake 5th, soon lost place and ridden towards rear halfway, pulled up approaching 6 out, in a race won by Preswell Lad (10-7) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Mar, 11 ran.
Ningbo Express (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, improved into 2nd and ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from last, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Plinth (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f 4yo hdl gd in May.