PHIL'S MAGIC made a very promising debut over hurdles at Kilbeggan so it was surprising to see him in a Killarney bumper last month but he only just failed to hold off Brother Bennett. With normal progress expected he can go one better. Work Du Breteau was around 9l behind in third in that latter race and, as that was his racecourse debut, he should get closer. Milestone will improve from his debut at Punchestown and looks best of the remainder with experience while Swansea Mile, who is by Dylan Thomas out of a triple 1m2f winner on the Flat, looks best of the newcomers.
Chatterton (IRE) Excellent Art gelding out of Elba.
Dr Emer (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Emeranna.
Manorov Sholokhov gelding out of Mandel Set.
Milestone (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th and ridden 3f out, moderate 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on one paced final furlong, 5th of 20, 10l behind Uncle Danny (11-7) at Punchestown 2m in May.
Minellacelebration (IRE) 11-4 (10-11) Led, ran wide on bend after 4f and headed, soon keen hold, led and disputed again after 7f, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 3rd over 2f out, soon no extra, 3rd of 7, 35l behind Cracked Rear View (10-9) at Sligo 2m 2f 4yo NH flat in May.
Phil's Magic (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Always prominent, on terms from 5f out, led straight until joined from 2f out, narrowly headed 1f out, every chance and kept on final furlong without matching winner, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Brother Bennett (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo NH flat in May.
Powersbomb (IRE) Trans Island gelding out of Black Ouzel.
Red Jacket (IRE) Lil's Boy gelding out of Red Square Lady.
Riquet The One (FR) Daliapour gelding out of La Seule.
Swansea Mile (IRE) Dylan Thomas gelding out of Hurry Up Helen.
Work Du Breteau (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Prominent throughout, pushed along briefly 6f out, under pressure approaching straight, 3rd from 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Brother Bennett (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo NH flat in May.
Ard Cregg (IRE) Craigsteel filly out of Superline.
Lady In Motion (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Mid-division, slightly hampered 4f out, soon ridden and no impression approaching straight, 17th of 25, 42l behind Morning Run (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat in May.
Queen's Ballerina (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, ridden in 9th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 10l behind Aminabad (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo NH flat sft in Jan.