Ucanchoose struck form around this time a year ago and has repeated the process, completing a double at Bellewstown on Saturday for which he carries a 5lb penalty. He's still well enough treated to be a major contender though Hard Times, who finished close behind him at Tipperary earlier, is weighted to reverse the form. Above The Law had Chillie Billie in second, Oor Jock in fourth, Calling You just behind and Like Magic close up in sixth, when successful at Navan in May but the revised terms just favour the runner-up, who ran well over an extra furlong at Sligo last time. COUNT OF CARABASS is still a maiden but couldn't have gone any closer at Limerick last month and deserves a change of fortune so he's given the nod to get off the mark.
Above The Law (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Went slightly left out of stalls, led inside first furlong, headed and got a slight bump 1 1/2f out, 3rd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Calm Bay (9-0) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Soon prominent in 3rd, 2nd 1 1/2f out, challenged and on terms 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd beating Pixie Spirit (9-3) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Like Magic (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, progress over 1f out, went 6th 150 yards, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 5l behind Above The Law (8-13) at Navan 6f hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Oor Jock (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden in 8th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 5l behind Pixie Spirit (8-9) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, 12th 3f out, short of room 1 1/2f out and switched left, 8th 1f out, stayed on well without threatening final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Eljowzah (9-2) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Chillie Billie 8-1 (9-8) Prominent, led inside first 2f, joined approaching straight, soon headed, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Three Bells (9-10) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
The Dancing Lord 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, short of room and lost place after 1f, 8th halfway, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 4l behind Hatton Cross (9-8) at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun.
Pearl Opera 33-1 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, slipped approaching straight and soon drifted wide, eased, last of 16, well behind Lake George (9-7) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Thats A Fret (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Prominent and took keen hold, led narrowly after 1f, joined halfway, pushed along in 2nd 3f out, dropped to 7th 1f out, no extra and eased closing stages, 11th of 13, 8l behind Eljowzah (9-2) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Spring Up (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on outer and took keen hold, 6th 3f out, dropped to 9th 1f out, soon one pace, 7th of 13, 5l behind Eljowzah (9-2) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Count Of Carabass (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, not clear run under 2f out, 3rd 1f out and kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Hatton Cross (9-8) at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun.
One O'clock Jump 20-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division and took keen hold, ridden and weakened entering straight, 12th of 14, 19l behind Hi Emperor (9-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 0-75 pol in Apr.
Hard Times (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Soon towards rear, headway into 6th 150yds out, kept on well under pressure closing stages, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Ucanchoose (9-7) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
The Butche's Filly (IRE) 6-1 (7-11) Mid-division, ran freely, ridden in 4th over 2f out and soon no impression, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Apache Gold (9-4) at Cork 7f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.
Singapore Secret (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden and progress into 8th 2f out, no impression over 1f out and eased close home, 7th of 12, 6l behind Tom Dooley (8-13) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Jun.
Ere Yesterday (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Held up, 9th before straight, soon pushed along and no impression, 8th 1f out, no extra, 9th of 10, 13l behind Hi Emperor (9-6) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Calling You (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression in 7th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 10l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf in Jun.