Hidden Diamond is back over fences after a couple of runs over hurdles but off a much higher mark than over the smaller obstacles. High Desert is only a couple of pounds higher than when second at Tramore last month and should again beat fifth Hidden Crack, who finished fourth at Killarney last week. Rockaboya will be a threat again, despite top weight, and Sea Master was favourite when fourth at Ballinrobe last time and will enjoy the step up in distance. But SOLSTICE KNIGHT, with Barry Geraghty doing the steering again, can confirm Fairyhouse running with the latter on slightly worse terms and double up.
Rockyaboya (IRE) 5-4fav (12-6) won at Punchestown 1m 7f charity stakes hvy in Apr beating Director's Forum (12-0) by 1/2l, 25 ran.
Heavenly Brook (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Soon tracked leaders, on terms 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from after next, 6th of 17, 10l behind House Rules (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gd.
Leggy Lad (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Towards rear, headway on inner after halfway and went 5th 5 out, ridden in 4th entering straight and no extra from 2 out, weakened, 8th of 19, 26l behind Goonyella (10-0) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Apr.
Hidden Crack 16-1 (10-4) Chased leader, led after 3rd, mistake 6 out, ridden and strongly pressed 3 out, soon headed, no extra in 3rd next, 4th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind Miss Pepperpot (9-13) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs sft.
High Desert (GER) 6-1 (11-1) Mid-division, blundered 10th, headway 3 out, went 2nd after next, soon ridden, kept on flat, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Qhilimar (11-11) at Tramore 2m 6f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) sft in Apr.
Viaduct Joey (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) In rear, behind from 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Panther Claw (11-6) at Navan 3m nov chs hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Solstice Knight (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, ridden and went 2nd soon after 2 out, challenged last and led run-in, kept on well under pressure, won at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 in Apr beating Sea Master (9-9) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Commanchewardance (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Always prominent, on terms and slight mistake 3 out, 3rd next, kept on without getting back to principals run-in, 4th of 17, 1 1/4l behind House Rules (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gd.
Moville (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) In rear when hampered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Acapulco (11-4) at Punchestown 3m Handicap Hurdle (95-130) (4yo+) hvy in Apr, 22 ran.
Hidden Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, good headway on outer entering straight and led 2 out, ridden run-in and headed final 100 yards, no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Marshim (10-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Sea Master (IRE) 3-1fav (10-4) Held up early, moderate 5th from 4th, closer 5 out, ridden in 4th after 3 out, no impression leaders, kept on same pace under pressure, 4th of 8, 13l behind Uncle Tom Cobley (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft in Apr.
Kennoway (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Waited with, progress from 4 out, soon tracked leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Wrong Turn (10-5) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft.