Fixed Fee was having his first start for almost two years when only beating one home at Leopardstown in February and may need more time. Hearthstead Dream is versatile but hasn't raced since September and Gordon Elliott looks to have stronger claims with Martin Scruff, who only went down by a short-head over a longer trip at Navan last month. South O'The Border's last win was at this meeting two years ago while Washington Irving is also worth opposing on recent form, but Attaglance is proving consistent and SHAMMICK BOY was clearly facing a stiff task when trying to give 6lb to Topolski at Newton Abbot last month. The winner landed a Grade 2 at Aintree next time to boost the form and Victor Dartnall's charge can return to winning ways here.
Hearthstead Dream 11-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, staedy headway from 3 out, stayed on well from last, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Comehomequietly (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Aug.
Shammick Boy (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Led, driven and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Topolski (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Washington Irving (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 4 out until next, ridden before 2 out, mistake last, one pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Best Prospect (11-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Fixed Fee (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Chased leaders early, 11th halfway, ridden in 9th 2 out, no extra and weakened, 16th of 17, well behind Pittoni (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Feb.
South O'The Border 12-1 (11-9) Held up, not fluent and dropped to last 9th, rallied approaching last, went 3rd flat, stayed on, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Pie At Midnight (11-0) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Attaglance 12-1 (10-8) In touch on outside, challenged 4 out, led narrowly approaching 2 out, headed last, ridden in 3rd flat, kept on under pressure to go 2nd near finish, always held, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Russian War (11-12) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-155 (2) gd.
Martin Scruff (IRE) 3-1fav (10-2) Held up in rear, good progress approaching straight, went 2nd and slight mistake 3 out, challenged from next, soon ridden, kept on well under pressure run-in, just failed, 2nd of 16, shd behind Bella Mana Mou (9-3) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl sft in Mar.
Los Nadis (GER) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, joined leader 5th, led narrowly next, headed approaching 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression approaching last, 4th of 8, 9l behind Russian War (11-12) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-155 (2) gd.
Bocamix (FR) 28-1 (11-1) Always well in rear, well beaten when mistake 3 out, 7th of 9, 37l behind Gifted Leader (10-10) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.