BANK THE BUCKS can start making up for lost time. He was in very good form in 2012 on fast ground but wasn't seen again until a couple of weeks ago when just touched off by He Is Top Class at Roscommon. With Shane Shortall claiming his 7lb this looks a perfect opportunity for the eight-year-old. Couleur De La Loi has gone up 6lb for Sunday's victory over this trip at Tipperary though that was on ground with some give. Old Theatre Royal looks ready to win soon after a fine run over this trip at Sligo, only his third run in over three years. He looks the main threat though Kinneagh Cross bounced back to form last time and remains on a fair mark.
Griesenau (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Towards rear, mistake 7th, no extra 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in May, 24 ran.
Jack The Hat (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Towards rear, 8th before 6 out where bad mistake, took closer order before 4 out, 2nd after 2 out and soon ridden, dropped to 3rd before last where mistake, kept on same, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gd.
Spring Awakening 16-1 (11-12) Held up, soon rear of mid-division, closer in 6th before straight, 4th before 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 4th of 14, 23l behind Icy Reply (10-11) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gd.
Old Theatre Royal (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Settled 4th, 3rd halfway, 5th 2 out, stayed on for pressure into 3rd entering straight, mistake last, kept on to take 2nd, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Roadtotheisland (10-4) at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf.
Bank The Bucks (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, strongly pressed last, headed run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind He Is Top Class (10-9) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Phangio (USA) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, some headway 2 out but no impression, kept on, 13th of 24, 37l behind Fourni (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Up Sluggarh (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 10th of 15, well behind Most Chaste (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase.
Orion's Might (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 9th after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression after 2 out and kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 11l behind The Black Russian (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
Forjoethepainter (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Held up, raced on outer, 8th after 4th, pushed along briefly from 7th, under pressure from next, no impression from 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 10, 13l behind Leibniz (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leader in 5th, 4th after 5 out, 3rd after 4 out, progress into 2nd before 2 out, narrow lead at last where not fluent, stayed on well, won at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) beating Springfield Grey (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Heavenly Star (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Held up in 4th, closer in 4th halfway, ridden in detached 4th after 3 out, no extra, tailed off, 4th of 5, 47l behind Queen Alphabet (11-1) at Sligo 2m mrs nov hdl gf.
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Soon 7th, 5th before 4 out, progress into 3rd before 3 out, travelling well before 2 out, on terms on inner 2 out, under pressure in 2nd when mistake jumping last, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 7l behind The Two Jays (10-11) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Razia (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Towards rear, improved into 6th after 4 out, switched left from early straight, 2nd 3 out, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Portrade (11-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.