Despite the presence of several newcomers from top yards, SWEENEY TUNES gets the vote. Runner-up in a point at Loughbrickland in March, he made a very promising start under Rules in a bumper over 2m3f here where he only faded in the closing stages after hitting the front in the straight. Tusa Eire hails from the Willie Mullins stable but his pedigree is nothing special while Tony Martin's Bog Warrior and Arthur Moore's Duomo Di MIlano are very much staying types. Willie John is a half-brother to a winner between the flags but his dam scored regularly on the Flat so he may have enough pace to bustle up the selection.
Willie John (IRE) Monashee Mountain gelding out of Allmosa.
Coin River (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, kept on one pace straight, 6th of 9, 16l behind True Character (11-4) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Follow The Script (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Always prominent, 2nd approaching straight, no extra under pressure from 2f out, 6th of 15, 16l behind Munsaab (10-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Sweeney Tunes 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, closed straight, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 22, 3 1/2l behind He's Our Man (11-11) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat sft in Oct.
Tusa Eire (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Neeto.
Bog Warrior (IRE) Strategic Choice gelding out of Kilmac Princess.
Duomo Di Milano (IRE) Milan gelding out of Parsons Alert.