Nearest The Pin and Ted Veale represent Tony Martin. The former is warming up for the Galway Hurdle and the latter, a bumper winner on heavy ground in January, looks to have the better chance. Smithfield would be an obvious threat to all on his form of last summer but he ran poorly on his return from a long break at Leopardstown last month. Noble Call is rarely far away but can't get his head in front where it matters nor can Hilary though she hasn't been beaten far in her last three starts. SILVER CHIEF was a disappointing favourite over hurdles at Cork on Friday but her earlier run behind Warwick Avenue at the Curragh has been given a boost and a repeat of that would be good enough for this.
Indian Arch (USA) 15-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Johnnys Legacy (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Nearest The Pin (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, progress in 10th 4 out, soon no impression, 14th of 18, 18l behind Satu (9-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in May.
Noble Call (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Attempted to make all, soon clear, ran off bend past stands, soon reduced lead, strongly pressed and headed over 2f out, dropped to 3rd and no extra from before straight, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Truthwillsetufree (9-0) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn gs in Jun.
Our Breff (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly away, pulled hard and soon close up, ridden and weakened from over 6f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Alayir (9-2) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo mdn gf in Jun '11.
Reem Machine (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders at ordinary pace, progress on outer in 3rd into straight, soon challenged, dropped to moderate 4th and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Tarla (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks sft.
Smithfield (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden and no impression in 9th entering straight, 9th of 13, well behind Whatever Jacksays (11-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks sft in Jun.
Ted Veale (IRE) 11-2 (12-0) Held up towards rear, good headway to go 3rd approaching straight, 2nd briefly entering straight but soon ridden and no impression on winner, no extra final furlong and dropped to 4th, 4th of 12, 24l behind Buckers Bridge (11-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Knockdoha (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away and always behind, 10th of 12, 28l behind Wonderful (9-0) at Killarney 1m fll mdn stks.
Silver Chief (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway in 5th 3f out, ridden into 2nd 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Warwick Avenue (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Jun.