Tony Martin is triple-handed here and jockey bookings suggest Gift Of Dgab, who made a very promising start to his career at Fairyhouse in April, should be the stable first string. Monastrell looked a bright prospect when runner-up in a huge field at Naas in February but hasn't been seen since finishing tailed off when strongly fancied on his subsequent start at Navan. He can do much better and should go well along with Falcon Island, another who owes his supporters after a couple of short-priced defeats at the turn of the year. Ruby Walsh has been booked for BAILY GREEN and that can prove significant as the four-year-old was amateur-ridden when a very good third behind House Rules on his racecourse debut in a bumper at Gowran last month. Hired Hand is another to consider in an open event.
Bachelor Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 5th 3 out, 4th and effort 2 out, no extra early straight, 6th of 23, 17l behind Inspector Clouseau (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Falcon Island 5-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression leaders, stayed on to moderate 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Silver Friend (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Monastrell 2-1fav (11-12) Close up, led briefly 4th, weakened approaching 4 out, eased from 2 out, 9th of 14, 43l behind Kerb Appeal (11-12) at Navan 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Redera (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 47l behind Ballyadam Brook (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gf in Jul.
Abbey Raynger (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Never a factor, behind from 3 out, 22nd of 23, well behind Inspector Clouseau (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Baily Green (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Mid-division towards outer, improved travelling well 4f out, disputed briefly entering straight, headed 2f out, soon no impression under pressure and dropped to 3rd, kept on one pace, 3rd of 20, 9l behind House Rules (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo nhf in Oct.
Epic Hero (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always behind, weakened from 4 out, hampered next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Perfect Smile (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress on inner after 4 out, 11th next, 8th 2 out, stayed on from last, 4th of 25, 13l behind Benash (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
High Desert (GER) 8-1 (11-6) Towards rear, 13th into straight, 10th 2f out, moderate 5th over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 18, 11l behind Ballyburke (11-10) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Highdownhill (NZ) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 16th of 20, 50l behind Far Away So Close (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Hired Hand (IRE) 10-3fav (11-8) Chased leaders, moderate 6th halfway, 5th and driven along approaching straight, no extra in 4th before last, 5th of 20, 18l behind Smokey Joe Joe (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Imperial Breeze (IRE) 11-10fav (10-9) Held up in rear and keen, hit 8th, chased leaders in 3rd approaching 3 out, went remote 2nd after last, 2nd of 5, 36l behind Rupin (10-11) at Carlisle 3m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Prominent, left 3rd 6 out, 2nd next, ridden 4 out, no extra after 3 out, 6th of 19, 22l behind Our Gar (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Kings Army (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 12th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 11th of 21, 39l behind Sweet Shock (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl in Oct.
Onroff (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 18th of 23, well behind Inspector Clouseau (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Rockofinspiration 16-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, headway after halfway, close up 9th approaching straight, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 25, 15l behind Backspin (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 1f 5yo nhf gd in Apr.
Tara Tartan (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Connyella (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct (flat).
The Studies 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Fosters Cross (9-2) at Navan 2m mdn stks in Oct (flat).
Davids Delight (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden in 12th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 15th of 22, well behind Seafield (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Home By The Brook (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden into moderate 9th 2 out, no impression, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 23l behind Apt Manor (11-7) at Galway 2m Mares Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Oct.
Latin Connection (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some headway into 8th 3 out, went 6th after next, moderate 5th when slipped up after jumping last, in a race won by Wee Giant (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Sep, 15 ran.
Tell Molly (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always behind, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Stormyisland Ahead (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Run With The Wind (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Ld from 3rd, clr halfway, ko strongly close home, comfortably, won at Rathcannon 3m ire ptp gd in Sep beating Pay Your Hunt Sub (11-7) by 12l, 16 ran.