There's little form to go on here though TARLA looks the obvious choice having made a winning debut over timber for Willie Mullins at Punchestown in April. Three times a winning hurdler in France, she looks a future star for the yard and should have enough pace in the testing conditions. It's rare to see Jim Bolger with a five-year-old that has run only once so he must have some faith in An Spailpin Fanach. An expensive purchase, he had just the one run over a mile at Dundalk in December where he was noted making up late ground. Hilary had a couple of poor runs over hurdles before running slightly better back on the Flat including over this C&D but Glade Appeal ran poorly on soft ground at the Curragh last time.
An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Slowly away and in rear, last entering straight, kept on steadily without ever threatening, 6th of 13, 10l behind Gaiety Theatre (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Georgie 50-1 (9-2) Always behind, completely tailed off from 3f out, last of 9, well behind Bahrain Storm (8-11) at Galway 1m 6f stks sft in Jul '09.
Onslow (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Waited with, 11th approaching straight, no impression and kept on from 2f out, 7th of 15, 16l behind Battle Of Saratoga (9-5) at Limerick 1m mdn stks sft in Jun.
Reem Machine (IRE) 50-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 18l behind Warwick Avenue (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Jun.
Strove For Gold (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 6th under 5f out, no extra approaching straight, eased from 2f out, 9th of 13, well behind Saoirse's Sister (11-2) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Mar '11.
Glade Appeal (USA) 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 13l behind Warwick Avenue (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Jun.
Guess Who (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 11, 17l behind Alhellal (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Hilary (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Waited with towards rear, ridden into 4th from 2f out, closed into 3rd 1f out, switched to outer and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Lady Imola (10-1) at Tramore 1m 4f fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Rathmolyon Rocket (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Dwelt, towards rear, 7th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 9, 18l behind Danzerini (9-5) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gd in Jun.
Tarla (FR) 13-8fav (10-9) Settled in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, close 4th next, challenged at last, pushed out to lead run-in, cosily, won at Punchestown 2m 2f hdl G3 (1) gd in Apr '10 beating Leblon (10-2) by 1/2l, 21 ran.