Joseph O'Brien has three entries plus a reserve. Geesala Scorpion looks out of it but FRONT VIEW and Uhtred have obvious chances. The latter made a successful debut in a huge field of bumpers at Fairyhouse in April but the former has the experience over timber having chased home the exciting Envoi Allen at Down Royal a couple of weeks ago. Pienta has been in fine form on the Flat and over timber while Jon Snow, who is from the family of champion hurdler Binocular, won on the Flat in France in May of last year and has joined Willie Mullins.
Allieyf 7-2 (10-0) Soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Emirates Empire (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Arctic Ambition (IRE) 66-1 (11-6) Towards rear, moderate 8th halfway, no impression, weakened and eased before last, never a factor, 10th of 11, dist behind Gold Speed (11-8) at Galway 2m mdn sft in Oct.
Balkos (FR) 66-1 (11-2) Waited with, rear of mid-division early, slight mistake 2nd, moderate 9th from 8th, not go with leaders before 5 out, some headway before next, kept on same pace without threatening from 3 out, 6th of 13, 35 1/4l behind Our Friend (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hvy in Oct.
Charle's River (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra from 3 out, 14th of 22, dist behind Tiger Voice (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Dreamy Leamy (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, mistakes 3rd and 4 out, never a factor, tailed off, 18th of 22, dist behind Tiger Voice (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Fairoffthecross (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Towards rear, bumped at 2nd, dropped to rear and pushed along before 4th, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, 17th of 22, dist behind Tiger Voice (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Front View (FR) 11-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd and mistake 3rd, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, disputed 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner and went 2nd after last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 6 1/2l behind Envoi Allen (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Geesala Scorpion (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, ridden and no extra from 3 out, 12th of 22, dist behind Tiger Voice (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Jon Snow (FR) (9-2) won at Maisons-Laffitte 1m 4f mdn stks gd in May beating Haloul (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Listenheretomejack (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 16th of 22, dist behind Tiger Voice (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Master Artist (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Darrens Glory.
Meetmeattheborder (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Always behind, mistakes, never a factor, 15th of 17, dist behind Sixshooter (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.
Mr Lombardi (IRE) Milan gelding out of The Real Athlete.
Nero Rock (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) A little keen, prominent, slight mistake 8th, soon raced in 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, soon no impression, no extra straight, pulled up after 2 out, at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hvy in Oct.
One For Joe (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden towards rear 5f out, soon no extra, 10th of 15, dist behind Hollow Sound (11-7) at Galway 2m 1f Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Pienta (USA) 6-4fav (9-11) Mid-division, headway entering straight, led 2 1/2f out, soon pushed along, ridden and joined 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Tidal Action (9-0) at Navan 1m 5f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Schedar (IRE) Shirocco gelding out of Revelate.
Texard (FR) (10-7) 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Aigle Teen (10-7) at Dieppe 2m 1f sft in Jun.
Uhtred (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, progress 3f out, ridden into 7th 2f out, stayed on in 4th 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead last 50 yards, won at Fairyhouse 2m Good - Yielding in Apr beating Chuvelo (11-4) by 3/4l, 22 ran.
Vitudurum (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Soon led, joined 5f out, soon pushed along and headed entering straight, ridden over 2f out and dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Pasley (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 6f hcp hvy in Oct.
Willyouwalkwithme (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) In rear, some progress into moderate 11th 3 out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 8th of 17, dist behind Envoi Allen (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Aera (GER) 25-1 (8-4) Soon raced in 6th, effort straight, no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 16, 12 3/4l behind One Cool Poet (9-3) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp gf in Sep.
Bye Bye Brussels (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, pushed along and detached approaching straight, no extra, never a factor, 14th of 16, 36 1/4l behind Bajan Excell (9-8) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp hvy in Oct.
Peace Approved (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Prominent and slight mistake 1st, soon chased leader, slight mistakes 2nd and 5th, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 11th of 18, dist behind Mrs Milner (10-13) at Thurles 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Mr Binman (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Raced in 7th early, moderate 10th from 8th, slight mistake 9th, soon not go with leaders and no impression, pulled up before 2 out, at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hvy in Oct.
Lovely Moon (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Rear, 8th halfway, under pressure and dropped to rear over 3f out, soon weakened and detached, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Powerful Ted (11-10) at Galway 2m sft in Oct.
Argumental (IRE) 5-4 (11-11) Mid-div best, 6th frm 5th, rdn brfly 6out, sl prog in 4th aftr 4out, wknd in mod 5th well bef 2out, 5th of 9, 14 1/2l behind Grangeclare Native (11-11) at Curraghmore 3m mdn gd in Apr.