Kevin Power won this last year and his mount Get Back To Me has comfortably the best form of those with form in bumpers having run well at Cork and Down Royal in the past few weeks. Captain Canada, twice a winner between the flags early this year, has a long absence to overcome and his pedigree is all about jumping fences so it's OUTLANDER who gets the nod. Willie Mullins has suffered a few reversals with bumper horse lately and this ex-point-to-pointer is likely to be at short odds but he'll know his job and is a full brother to two winning bumpers. Tangled Web has a bit more speed on his dam's side than most of his rivals so is one to note on his debut.
Another Rebel (IRE) Croco Rouge gelding out of Check The Forecast.
Captain Canada 2-1 (12-0) Made all, clr from 2out, kow run-in, won at Askeaton 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Lion Valley (11-4) by 6l, 11 ran.
Get Back To Me (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 9l behind Apache Stronghold (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gd.
Outlander (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Ww, prog to 3rd 4out, rdn in 2nd from 3out, not get to wnr, ko, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Bally Beaufort (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Tangled Web (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Zafilly.
Buttery Lane (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Towards rear, no extra approaching straight, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Summer Star (10-13) at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf (1) gd in Apr.
Dream Beat 33-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, 8th into straight, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 7th of 18, 16l behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.
Theatrical Queen (IRE) King's Theatre filly out of Eaton Lass.
Tomyros (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, good headway on outer approaching straight, 4th 2f out, soon ridden and no extra in 5th from 1f out, 5th of 12, 16l behind Casablanca Lily (10-13) at Limerick 2m ladies NHF hvy.