Indevan, a Grade 3 winner over hurdles, didn't show much on his chasing bow at Kilbeggan but will have come on for the experience. Call Rog ran his best race to date over fences at Roscommon though mistakes cost him a place at least and he'll need to jump better. CHILL had a spin on the Flat after two very good runs over fences last month. He'll be ready for this and can gain his first success over fences on just his third start. Wells China won once in 22 starts over timber but showed that chasing could be his game when attempting to concede 7lb to Most Chaste at Wexford. With further progress likely he could provide the main threat.
Ballinard Billy (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Ld & clr, red adv 3out, jnd 2out, eff to chall last, ko, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Drumloose (12-2) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun.
Call Rog (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 8th after 4 out, 7th approaching straight, close 5th when bad mistake 2 out and rider lost reins, mistake again last, kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 16, 9l behind Devils Bride (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gd in Jun.
Chill (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th into straight, soon ridden, left 2nd and stayed on well from last without reaching winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Afatcat (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gd in Jun.
Drumloose (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Rcd 2nd, cl up 2out, chall bef last, ko best, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun beating Ballinard Billy (12-2) by 2l, 13 ran.
Indevan 11-8fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, slightly slow at 5th, not fluent 7th, not fluent 4 out, closer order but under pressure in 4th 2 out, no impression from before straight, 5th of 12, 13l behind Bally Longford (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chase gd in Jun.
Suffren (USA) 20-1 (11-12) Held up, 10th early, hampered 5 out, no danger 3 out, 12th of 15, 25l behind Afatcat (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gd in Jun.
Thomond (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Led, slow jump 1st, headed before 2nd, prominent, pushed along after 3 out, no impression in 3rd when jumped left 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 9, 14l behind Mighty Whitey (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 5f beg chs gf in Jun.
Uponthe Hoof (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) In rear, no danger when not fluent 4 out, soon no extra in remote 6th, 5th of 8, well behind Subtle Ben (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase in May.
Wells China (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway from 5 out, 5th when slight mistake 3 out, ridden and went 3rd after 2 out, went 2nd at last, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Most Chaste (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase.
Wyndcrest (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4 out, never a factor, 12th of 15, well behind Ronava (10-11) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Derryfadda (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, slight mistake 4th, progress into 7th and slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 10th of 16, 16l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Easter Hunt (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, 5th before straight and pushed along, no extra from before 3 out, 9th of 14, 39l behind Icy Reply (10-11) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf.