CRAY turns out under a 4lb penalty just two days after justifying favouritism at Tipperary. He has half-a-mile further to travel here but won with a ton in hand and a quick double looks on the cards. Call Of The Loon has been raised 13lb for a convincing victory at Kilbeggan but that's unlikely to prevent another big run and would be the obvious alternative if the selection doesn't turn out again. Chapter Two is the only course and distance winner in the line-up though her victory came on very testing ground while the veteran Bye Bye O Bye is on a very long losing run, though has no problems with the trip and is on a reasonable mark.
Sullane Hill (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, never a factor, detached halfway, pushed along and kept on one pace from 2 out, 15th of 24, 24 3/4l behind Musical Slave (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp Yielding in May.
Doldido (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, mistake at 1st, not fluent 10th and again next, trailing 12th, soon no impression, pulled up before 5 out, at Navan 3m hcp Yielding in Jan.
Cray (IRE) 5-1fav (11-11) Mid-division early, 7th after 6th, headway and effort travelling smoothly between last 2, led approaching last where not fluent, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp gd in May beating Too Much To Ask (11-0) by 3l, 18 ran.
Cusp Of Carabelli (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, went moderate 4th 4 out, ridden disputing moderate 3rd after 3 out, no impression from 2 out, disputing remote 4th and tired when pulled up approaching last, at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hvy in Apr.
Spoken For (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Mid-division, mistake at 6th, 10th after 9th, no impression 4 out, detached before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 19, dist behind Camden Village (11-11) at Cork 3m mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.
Ask And Answer (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, some headway after 4 out and 4th approaching straight, ridden and no extra after 2 out, kept on one pace run-in, 6th of 17, 11 3/4l behind West Is Best (10-7) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hvy in Mar.
Naturally Blond (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Waited with, some slight mistakes, 8th halfway, no impression after 4 out, not fluent 3 out and pulled up, at Thurles 2m 5f Good - Yielding in Mar.
Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Towards rear and in rear from halfway, not fluent 4 out, detached in rear before 2 out and soon pushed along, kept on well past beaten horses to go 5th run-in, never nearer, 5th of 13, 26 1/4l behind Coral Blue (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp sft in Apr.
Ocean Glandore (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Mid div, 3rd 1/2way, 2nd from 10th, 1l 2nd bef 3out until no ex in 3rd aftr 3out, ko bhnd from 2out, 3rd of 4, 22l behind Sydney Paget (11-6) at Quakerstown 3m gd in Apr.
Call Of The Loon (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outer, steady progress from 3 out and cruised through to lead before last, soon went clear, easily, won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp sft in Apr beating Humps And Bumps (10-12) by 6 1/2l, 15 ran.
The Last Armada (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Waited with, soon towards rear, headway from before 3 out, chased leaders and no impression from 2 out, kept on without threatening run-in, 5th of 17, 5 1/4l behind Chosen Hour (11-0) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp sft in Dec.
All The Way West (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, no impression straight, never a factor, 6th of 13, 24 1/2l behind Ifyoucatchmenow (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn gd in Jan.
Betterask Jj (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra after 4 out, weakened, tailed off, 10th of 16, dist behind Dunvegan (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn Good - Yielding in Dec.
Chapter Two (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Disputed briefly, chased leader from 2nd, close up again 7th and disputed, headed before 6 out, slight mistake and reminders 4 out, ridden and no extra before straight, 6th of 13, 15l behind Whereyounow (10-12) at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Apr.
The Brig (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Towards rear, 9th after 7th, dropped to 11th 3 out where hampered, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 13, dist behind Internal Transfer (11-3) at Limerick 2m 7f Yielding - Soft in Dec.
Duty Girl (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 8th before straight, 7th and no impression last, kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 13, 14l behind Whereyounow (10-12) at Limerick 3m hcp gd in Apr.
Little Gold (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Towards rear, reminders from 3rd, slight mistake 4th, 17th from 5th, no impression approaching 3 out, weakened and pulled up 2 out, at Fairyhouse 3m hcp Yielding - Soft in Jan.