The progressive Steele's Rock has been transformed by quicker ground but a 10lb rise for his latest success at Gowran may prove excessive. Captain Paulie has never raced beyond two miles in 11 career starts and he's another with a weight rise to contend with but both trip and going appear ideal for Model County Lass, who acts on any going and was only caught in the closing stages over three miles at Wexford last time. Accordion To Paddy ran a cracking race at Navan in March and should go well though he's unproven on ground this quick so it's MEMORIES OF MILAN who gets the vote on his handicap debut. John Queally's charge gained a hard-fought success in a Clonmel maiden last month but looked a very progressive type in the process and doesn't look overburdened in the weights.
Oneeightofamile (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress after 3 out, 2nd when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure from last, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Lancetto (11-12) at Naas 2m hdl gf in Oct.
Day of Destiny (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, closer order in 3rd 3 out, struggling from next, kept on same pace under pressure, 5th of 16, 13l behind Salesin (11-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Apr.
He's Our Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and no extra before straight, 7th of 11, 17l behind Lambro (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Rayhani (USA) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 3 out, 15th of 16, well behind Nearest The Pin (10-6) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Apr.
Lascalahall (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, headway into 4th 3 out, ridden to challenge in 2nd 2 out, soon led, kept on well from before last, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Apr beating Kylebeg Krystle (11-11) by 1 1/2l, 20 ran.
Laughing Boy (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, no extra after 3 out, 6th of 7, 29l behind Prima Vista (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Steele's Rock (IRE) 9-2fav (11-12) Made all, slight mistake 6th, soon ran off bend, sent clear after, pushed along before straight, reduced lead and stayed on well run-in, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr beating Ferris Bueller (11-8) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Captain Paulie (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, progress 6 out, 3rd 3 out, soon led, not fluent 2 out, not fluent again last, strongly pressed run-in, just held on, won at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Apr beating Old Theatre Royal (10-11) by shd, 20 ran.
Blazing Beacon (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 5 out, headed 3 out, ridden and weakened next, trailing when veered badly left last, 8th of 10, 36l behind Askanna (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hdl in Nov.
Made In Time (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) In touch in mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 3 out, disputing 7th and well in touch when blundered 2 out, not recover, well beaten after, 8th of 10, 27l behind My Shamwari (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Red Tiger 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 8th 4 out, improved to 4th before straight, ridden in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 19, 3/4l behind Toon River (11-12) at Gowran Park 3m mdn hdl in Apr.
Rare Commodity (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 8th after 5 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 31l behind Erritt Lake (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chs gd in Oct.
Save My Blushes 25-1 (10-12) Chased leader in 2nd, close up from 4th, ridden and no extra approaching 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 20l behind Saludos (11-4) at Navan 2m nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Soon trailing and pushed along, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Knockfierna (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f Mares Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) (4yo+) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Mr Bones (IRE) 5-1fav (10-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd 5 out, 4th and ridden 3 out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Grangeclare Gold (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Prosperity Square (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Quito De La Roque (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs in Dec.
Quiet Thought (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden to be on terms before straight, led before last, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 3f Mares Hurdle (5yo+) in Apr beating Run For Sol (11-7) by 2l, 17 ran.
Memories Of Milan (IRE) 11-8fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, strongly pressed and joined run-in, edged ahead near finish, won at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr beating Barel Of Laughs (11-4) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Model County Lass (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Always prominent, on terms from 3 out, kept on well run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Whatsabillion (10-12) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Saved By John (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid-division, closed up when not fluent 3 out, 2nd before straight, no impression under pressure before last where left in lead, kept on same pace run-in and headed closing stages, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Wise Oscar (11-4) at Thurles 3m mdn hdl in Mar.
Suffren (USA) 9-1 (10-3) Mid-division, mistake 5th, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Sword Fish (9-11) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl gd in Sep.
Accordion To Paddy (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, headway in 10th 4 out, 4th 3 out, led after 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on run-in, just held, 2nd of 26, hd behind Trendelenburg (11-7) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Head Of The River (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Mid-division, 7th approaching 6 out, no extra from 3 out, 12th of 16, well behind Muzak (10-6) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Mar.
Mutadarek 12-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 6th approaching last, stayed on strongly run-in to get close to eased down winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Se Beag (9-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Mar.
What A Laugh 7-2 (11-4) Prominent, slight mistake 6th, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 9l behind Mayo Mystique (10-6) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Warcraft 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, improved into 4th at 9th, went 2nd before 3 out, driven along in 3rd approaching next, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Wise Old Owl (11-5) at Clonmel 3m nov chs gd in Sep.
King Of Redfield (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened 4 out, 14th of 20, 30l behind Lascalahall (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Apr.
Original Option (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, driven along 4 out, soon no impression, moderate 12th 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 25, 33l behind First Impressions (10-11) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl in Mar.