This looks more competitive than the first division with several arriving in form. They include the veteran Marshim, who is 6lb higher after gaining his second victory on the track on fast ground last month and Foolish Notions, who couldn't quite get to Roman Numeral over 2m at Tramore. The latter will be better over this trip as will winning point-to-pointer Hard Bought, a winner at Clonmel in October and a decent fourth on his return to action at Cork last month. REDWOOD BOY made his handicap debut at Kilbeggan last month and was noted putting in some strong late work over the minimum trip. He has more scope than most of his rivals and is given the nod.
Doc Hollywood (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear, no danger approaching straight, kept on, 11th of 25, 23l behind Macnicholson (11-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 88-123.
Marshim (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Held up, soon in rear of mid-division, closed in 4th to track leaders after 3 out, challenged and on terms from next, narrowly headed from last, stayed on well run-in to lead near finish,, won at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Apr beating Knockanarrigan (11-8) by nk, 13 ran.
Bonifacio (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Held up, 20th before 3 out, ridden to chase leaders and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 25, 19l behind Macnicholson (11-11) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 88-123.
Foolish Notions (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 2nd before 2 out, challenged 2 out, close 2nd last, kept on run-in, just held, 2nd of 16, nk behind Roman Numeral (11-7) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Hard Bought (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 6th before 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 9l behind A Decent Excuse (11-13) at Cork 2m 3f amat hcp hdl 80-102 in Apr.
Special Token (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, fell 6 out, in a race won by Rightville Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr, 12 ran.
Snapchat (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, pushed along and progress after 2 out, went 4th at last, no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Supreme Vic (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Atrafs Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, progress into 8th 4 out, bad mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Try It Sometime (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr, 16 ran.
Bob's Call (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar, 19 ran.
Rodeo Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) In rear, ridden into 10th approaching straight, no impression in 8th before last, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 10l behind Supreme Vic (10-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Vic Approach (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, moderate 14th after 9th, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 20, 41l behind Kerrieonvic (11-9) at Cork 3m in Apr.
Profoundly (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Soon chased leaders, moderate 4th at 3rd, lost place from before straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Oct.
Redwood Boy (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up, soon in mid-division, closed up after 3 out, 3rd approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Roman Numeral (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.
Colms Dream (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 17th of 25, well behind Emperor Of Exmoor (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Desert Roe (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, 13th of 16, 37l behind Roman Numeral (11-7) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Maximal Crazy 33-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway on inner from before 4 out where slight mistake, soon no extra, 15th of 21, well behind Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
My Kind Of Town (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, moderate 4th from 3 out, no extra next, 8th of 12, 25l behind Tooreen (10-10) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Ever So Much (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 16, 13l behind Noble Call (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Apr.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, some slight mistakes, no extra from 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar, 21 ran.
Mydor (FR) 9-1 (10-10) Towards rear, some progress in 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 19l behind Misty Lady (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Knowhentofoldem (IRE) 80-1 (10-13) Mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 18, 35l behind Don Poli (11-1) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.
Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Soon towards rear, jumped left and behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gone Bust (10-13) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar, 18 ran.
Noble Pageant (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, reminder after 6th, under pressure from next, not fluent 5 out, no extra and behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar, 21 ran.