Seefood started off brilliantly over hurdles but showed nothing in much higher grade later and has looked moderate over fences. It's a surprise to find GLENS MELODY running here as she ended the last campaign landing a Grade 1 on heavy ground here in April, her seventh victory in ten starts. She'll be running in better class later and should land this on the way. King Shabra found some improvement to finish runner-up to Rule The World at Naas and has to be respected but Dushybeag has been chasing and his overall form over timber leaves him with something to find.
Seefood (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, no impression after 3 out and 5th when mistake next, no extra, 6th of 7, 26l behind Gold Bullet (11-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs.
Glens Melody (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Raced in 3rd, mistake 3rd, quickened well to lead approaching last, soon in command, stayed on well, won at Punchestown 2m 2f mares hdl Grd 1 (1) hvy in Apr beating Shadow Eile (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Dushybeag (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Prominent, 2nd 5 out, bad mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Don Cossack (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct, 9 ran.
King Shabra (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, led from 5th, slight mistake 3 out, ridden approaching last, headed run-in and no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Rule The World (11-10) at Naas 2m 4f hdl in Oct.