chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 2nd halfway, improved into narrow lead before straight, headed and slight mistake 2nd, soon pushed along briefly, travelled well to dispute before last, ridden run-in and not match winner
Bright Tomorrow was nowhere near his best in a bumper at Punchestown and makes his debut over hurdles but Crocodile Dundee has had plenty of experience, though didn't run well on good ground at Kilbeggan last time. Se Mo Laoch has improved with each bumper run but Zafarqand hasn't run since 2013. WAKEA reached a rating of 103 on the Flat for Jeremy Noseda and though all of his three victories have been on Polytrack his overall form suggests he could be good enough to make a successful debut.
Balzac Turgot (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 13, dist behind Lucky Pass (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Bright Tomorrow (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Led, pushed along and headed approaching straight, soon no extra, weakened, 13th of 24, dist behind No Comment (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f Yielding in Apr.
Crocodile Dundee (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 4 out, ridden and headed next, weakened quickly before 2 out, 7th of 16, 31 1/4l behind Dontbackme (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn gd in Apr.
Dont Stop (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Fly-leapt and ran freely towards rear early, 5th after 1st, 7th after 5th, moderate 8th after 3 out, no extra, 9th of 12, dist behind Archive (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Duke of Dance (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Alw rr, 10th aftr a mile, to 6out & pu well bef 5out, at Inch 3m mdn sft in Apr.
Flannery (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 11th 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression from 1f out and kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 10 3/4l behind Last Garrison (9-4) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp sft in Oct.
Hi Macker (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, slight mistake and reminders 4th, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened before 6 out, pulled up before 6 out, at Cork 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Island Eddie (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, jumped big 3rd, went remote 6th before straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Alto Esqua (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hvy in Feb.
Lake Malawi (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Held up at slow pace, ran badly off bend approaching halfway, soon back in touch, pushed along under 5f out, no impression approaching straight, 5th of 6, 28 1/4l behind Thirsty Work (12-0) at Clonmel 2m sft in Mar.
Marakan (IRE) Arakan gelding out of Templemartin Glen.
No Dice (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up, 16th early, one pace approaching 2 out,, 7th of 19, 35 1/2l behind Tombstone (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn Soft - Heavy in Nov.
Peregrine Run (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 6th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, no extra approaching last, 7th of 13, dist behind Our Duke (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn sft in Jan.
Se Mo Laoch (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Chased leader in 2nd, led 3f out, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4 3/4l behind Cottersrock (12-0) at Down Royal 2m Good - Yielding in Aug.
Sonny Quaid (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden in 14th over 3f out, no impression 2f out, 14th of 15, 24l behind Cape Aqraan (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn Yielding in Sep.
The Dack's Man (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Mid-division early, slight mistake 5th and soon pushed along towards rear, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before last, at Limerick 2m mdn sft in Nov.
Tullodoc (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 16, 33 1/4l behind Dontbackme (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn gd in Apr.
Wakea (USA) 11-2 (9-13) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along to go prominent, went 2nd 9f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened and eased 2f out, last of 10, dist behind Gabrial The Hero (9-4) at Lingfield 2m hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Zafarqand (IRE) 15-8fav (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, 4th 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on one paced, 3rd of 6, 6 1/4l behind Kims Dream (8-7) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Larks Lane (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra entering straight, 8th of 9, dist behind Supasundae (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hvy in Dec.
Vinnie Luck (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 6th 4 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out, stayed on into 5th 2 out, 4th before last, kept on into 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Another Rebel (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f hvy in Mar.
Milan Eve (IRE) Milan M out of Rose Of Clare.