As ever in these events, Willie Mullins is probably the man to beat and his newcomer Killultagh Prince is related to numerous winners but FAIRVIEW STAR created such a good impression when runner-up to Peak Oil at Kilbeggan that he gets the vote. Galzig put all previous form well behind with a cracking effort behind Dingaling at Killarney and she's likely to make further progress. She holds Alhellal, who started favourite after finishing runner-up at Ballinrobe, and looks certain to get involved while Ballyhoura made great strides to finish runner-up in a huge field at Cork and is another to consider.
Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Mid-division, 8th and ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 30l behind Letter Of Credit (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
Alhellal (IRE) 11-8fav (12-0) Soon tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 5l behind Dingaling (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in May.
Ample Appeal (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, 4th entering straight, no extra from 2f out, 7th of 12, 23l behind Pride Of The Artic (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Mar.
Ballyhoura (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Held up on inner, good headway approaching straight, went 2nd early straight, led over 2f out, soon headed and ridden, no impression under pressure over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on but not match winner, 2nd of 24, 1 1/4l behind Maple Lady (11-2) at Cork 2m N H flat in Mar.
Callums Bay (IRE) Lord Americo gelding out of Henni Bay.
Fairview Star (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 4f out, 2nd and challenged approaching straight, almost on terms over 1f out, headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Peak Oil (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gf in May.
Flying Thanks (IRE) Flying Legend gelding out of Sarahs Music.
Killultagh Prince (IRE) Bob Back gelding out of Rostrevor Lady.
Lastofthepilots (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 8th and stumbled 3f out, soon no extra, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 17l behind The Shepherd King (12-0) at Listowel 2m N H flat gd in Sep.
Mountain Bid (IRE) Woodpas gelding out of Fantastic Toe.
Spanish Trix (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 5th over 6f out, kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 18, 20l behind Bouillabaisse (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 1f nhf gd in May.
Stop Road Lad (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon no impression, 7th of 16, 10l behind Rourke's Cross (12-0) at Limerick 2m 5yo nhf gd in May.
Boruma Boru (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Well off pace in mid-division best, no extra from 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Sublime Talent (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in May, 15 ran.
Galzig (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, closer in 6th over 4f out, 5th 2f out, ridden to challenge in 2nd over 1f out, kept on well without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Dingaling (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in May.
Offside Rule (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 3rd from 5out, prog from bypassed 2out & ld up bef last, so, won at Athlacca 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Nicholl's Justice (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Tex Eile (IRE) Where Or When mare out of Ardent Lady.
Tom Neary (IRE) Atraf gelding out of La Fandango.
Some Benefit (IRE) Beneficial filly out of Kilternan Gale.
Clear Blue Sky (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Alw pr, cl up & ev ch when ur 2out, in a race won by Walter Lewis (12-0) at Sligo Points 3m ire ptp sft in May, 10 ran.
Jovinoll (IRE) Alderbrook gelding out of Masriyna's Article.
Minella Minstrel (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Letterlee.