Jim Bolger won this a year ago and though Bunreacht has shown little in his three maidens he starts off in handicaps off such a lowly mark that he has to be of interest. Shalaman couldn't cope in better company at York but is a useful handicapper on his day and his young rider's claim is a major plus. Ebadani has found one too good in his last four starts but makes his handicap debut from a fair mark and must be considered. Catchy Lass has been racing almost exclusively on Polytrack and looked a few pounds high when only fourth last time so it's POSITIVE VIBES who looks the one to be on. Arthur Moore's charge scored over the course and distance in August and is just 2lb higher despite a fine run at Wexford last month where he couldn't quite hold off Mindy. Sheilas Wish has won four races, all at this trip on ground with a bit of give, and is no forlorn hope to make a winning reappearance.
Shalaman (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, never involved, last of 11, 11l behind Arab Spring (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Smoker 20-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden on outer 3f out, moderate 9th 2f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 14l behind Thomas Edison (8-13) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in May.
Sheilas Wish (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Soon chased leaders in 6th, improved to challenge from under 3f out, on terms over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace in 2nd from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Beach Of Falesa (9-13) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp sft in Oct.
Ebadani (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead briefly 2f out, under pressure over 1f out and no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Chance To Dance (9-7) at Clonmel 1m 2f mdn stks in May.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 6-4fav (8-6) Slowly into stride and held up in rear, some progress entering straight, ridden in 6th on outer 2f out, went 4th 1f out, no extra, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in Apr.
Positive Vibes 8-1 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, progress approaching straight, ridden to challenge over 1f out, headed by winner 150 yards out, no impression, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Mindy (9-3) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 50-80 in May.
Right Up My Street (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leader, 4th halfway, closer in 3rd approaching straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Mindy (9-3) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 50-80 in May.
Johann Bach (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind That's Plenty (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov.
Banker Burke (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, closer in 6th 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 14, 20l behind Cliff House (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f in May.
Bobskier (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, disputed 3rd halfway, driven under 4f out, weakened entering straight, no extra and kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 12l behind Sailors Warn (8-12) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp in May.
Money Spider (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Soon in rear, went moderate 8th early straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 30l behind All About Alfie (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 hvy in Apr.
Bunreacht (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, closer in 4th 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 13l behind Dubai Deer (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f 3yo mdn hvy in May '13.
Coolfighter (GER) 10-3 (8-12) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 3f out, headed 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Roe Deer (9-11) at Killarney 1m 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Juara (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in moderate 4th 2f out, kept on one paced from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 9l behind Melanippe (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Castle Of Argh (USA) 11-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden entering straight, closer in moderate 8th 1f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 11l behind Cliff House (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f in May.