Hammersmith sets the hurdling form standard but tends to find one or two too good, be it over timber or on the level. He may have his day but faces some unexposed sorts open to progression as well as Aboutagout, another running creditably without finding the winner's circle. Choir Practice has revealed potential on both starts and was backed into favouritism last time when not beaten far and Full Aux Rois will need the obligatory market check on a first start for Emmet Mullins. PURPLE MOINTAIN (NAP) looked a tasty prospect when landing two bumpers for Willie Mullins before finishing tailed off in a Grade 2 bumper in February. Something was clearly amiss that day and she should prove tough to beat if all is well with the mare on her return to action. Stablemate Gamin Original is also noted.
Aboutagout (IRE) 9-4 (11-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th after 2 out, no impression in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 15 1/2l behind The Dara Man (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mdn gd in Jul.
Boston Brahmin (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Full Aux Rois (FR) 66-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, mistake 5th, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, at Gowran Park 2m hvy in Jan.
Gamin Original (FR) 6-4 (12-0) Disputed until led after 1st, joined after 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened quickly, no extra in moderate 5th from last, 5th of 13, 35 1/4l behind Donacheady Gale (12-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f mdn sft in May.
Hammersmith (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and some progress into 8th 3f out, no impression 2 1/2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 16, dist behind Foveros (8-6) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy in May.
Stone Mason (IRE) 66-1 (12-0) Always behind, slight mistake 5th, moderate 11th and jumped left 2 out, never a factor, 11th of 13, dist behind Hallowed Star (12-0) at Roscommon 2m mdn sft in Jul.
I Can't Remember (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Pushed along to lead, ridden and headed over 4f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Competition (10-0) at Leicester 1m 4f stks (5) gs in May.
More Than A Prince 25-1 (11-9) Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, closed 2 out, chased leaders and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 14, 14l behind Red Ball Of Fire (10-11) at Sligo 2m 1f mdn gd in Jul.
Skippin Court (IRE) 7-4jfav (11-5) Tracked leader disputing 2nd, ridden in 2nd 3 out, 2nd at last, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Spoiled Rotten (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn sft in Jul.
Vermilion Cliffs (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, 8th after 5th, took closer order before 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 14, 23 1/2l behind Voice Of Hope (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.
Victory March (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Chased leaders and 3rd from halfway, good progress to dispute lead from 6f out, ridden from 3f out and soon headed, no extra and weakened, 9th of 14, 17 3/4l behind Franno (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Jul.
Ask Blossomfort (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Disputed lead, headed 4 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no impression, 4th of 11, dist behind Brooks Falls (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 5f mdn sft in May.
Aspen Fior (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, kept on same pace from 3f out, 6th of 14, dist behind Never Feel Blue (11-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f gd in Apr.
Mahler Storm (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, no extra from before straight, 13th of 14, dist behind Schone Aussicht (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn Yielding in May.
Purple Mountain (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up, ridden towards rear 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, last of 11, dist behind Grangee (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m (1) Soft - Heavy in Feb.
Hollys Honour (IRE) Sans Frontieres M out of Maizeys Honour.
Fancy A Cosmo (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, no impression entering straight, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 35 1/2l behind Belle Metal (11-1) at Limerick 2m lst (1) hvy in Mar.
Here To Stay (IRE) (12-2) Ld, hdd 6out, sn rdn, no ex & pu 4out, at Stradbally 3m mdn gd in May.
Lucy Van Pelt (IRE) 150-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, mistake 6th, 6th halfway, lost place when fell 5 out, at Galway 2m 5f mdn gd in Jul.
My Bonny Prince (IRE) 125-1 (11-6) Towards rear, detached at 6th, no impression, never a factor, pulled up before 4 out, at Tramore 2m 6f mdn gd in Jul.
Choir Practice 7-4jfav (10-13) Tracked leader disputing 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3 out, 4th and no impression on leaders before last, no extra, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Spoiled Rotten (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn sft in Jul.
Deyforgotme (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, moderate 8th when fell 2 out, at Tramore 2m 5f mdn Good - Yielding in Jun.
Howishedizzy (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Towards rear, 12th after 5th, no impression after 3 out, soon weakened, never a factor, 11th of 14, dist behind Voice Of Hope (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.