Many of these arrive from winning point-to-points and could be anything, in particular Liz Doyle's Athlacca winner Chief Admiral and Denis Ahern's Opera Eile, an easy winner at Ballysteen in April. The Pounds has shown enough pace in bumpers to suggest he'll be involved and though Minella Minstrel hasn't run since last June he caught the eye at Gowran though that was on fast ground. Stage King made a promising start at Listowel last month and will improve as will OSCAR INVITATION, whose run behind Magic Vixen at Limerick suggests she can gain her first success here.
Chief Admiral (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ww rr, last 6out & sl prog 5out, further prog bef 2out & chall bef last, ld early flat, won at Athlacca 3m ire ptp in May beating Big Jer (12-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Minella Minstrel (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 6th 4f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no impression on leading pair 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Minella Humour (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jun '11.
Moscow Chief (IRE) Moscow Society gelding out of Another Shuil.
My Silver Cloud (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden in 4th 5f out, no extra from under 4f out, pulled up straight, in a race won by Teelin Star (11-11) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Sep, 12 ran.
Opera Eile (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid div, 8th halfway,prog to ld 3out, qckn up well, easily, won at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Mister Spingsprong (12-0) by 5l, 11 ran.
Skule Hill (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Towards rear for much, never a factor, 11th of 17, 49l behind Moyaliff (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in May.
Stage King 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 4th of 15, 6l behind Minella Reception (11-9) at Listowel 2m N H flat sft in Sep.
The Pounds (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Prominent, 3rd from 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 4th of 12, 15l behind Ally Cascade (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat.
Amylaurameave (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Towards rear throughout, trailing from before 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind Whats Happening (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Ask Me Mammy (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Ww in rr, gd prog final cct, rdn in 3rd & co bef last, in a race won by Queen Michaela (12-0) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp in Feb, 17 ran.
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Pr, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3out, rnd to chal and lead at last,kow, won at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Dont Be Shortof It (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, under pressure in 3rd from 5f out, no extra and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 12, 23l behind Teelin Star (11-11) at Listowel 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Sep.
Dromdeals Princess (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld/disp, b mstk 7th, ld bef 2out, hdd bef last & disp when lft well clr last, won at Athlacca 3m ire ptp in May beating Aspelenie (12-0) by 12l, 11 ran.
Oscar Invitation (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Waited with towards rear, closer in 13th 5f out, chased leaders and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening, 4th of 18, 7l behind Magic Vixen (11-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat in Jul.