This has been won by some useful types in the past including Captain Cee Bee and START ME UP should join the list. Charlie Swan's charge, a bumper winner at Galway and Cheltenham around this time last year, has disappointed so far over timber, especially when beaten on his return at Roscommon, but he's generally competed at a high level and won't get many better chances. Mackeys Forge looked useful when landing a Ballinrobe bumper in May and should have finished closer on his next start a couple of weeks later. He has a jumping pedigree and should make a hurdler but a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Prima Vista, who landed a Down Royal bumper on his debut before being narrowly beaten when a very short-priced favourite over hurdles here and at Naas. Bachelor Lad and Crom Abu have both shown a little promise but would need to make further progress to get involved.
Abbey Raynger (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, weakened before 4 out, 19th of 28, well behind Belvedere Cruising (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Bachelor Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Prominent, 2nd 3 out, ridden entering straight, close 3rd 2 out, soon dropped to 4th and no extra, 4th of 10, 6l behind Otterstown Lady (11-4) at Wexford 2m nh nov hdl gd in Jun.
Belaruth Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Led early, tracked leader after 3rd until weakened quickly after 3 out, 11th of 18, 49l behind Gold Cygnet (10-11) at Thurles 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Feb.
Carnkirk (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Pr & ld til ro bef 2nd, in a race won by Subaroo Blue (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp gd in May, 10 ran.
Chinook Run (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Soon chased leader, closed 5 out, no extra from 3 out, 8th of 13, well behind Gala Dancer (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl gf.
Crom Abu (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden to lead briefly before 2 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 23l behind Anshan Dreams (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
Gemstone Star (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Soon led and clear, reduced lead 5 out, slight mistake 4 out, headed approaching next, soon weakened, 9th of 13, well behind Gala Dancer (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl gf.
Heavy Duty (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 4f out, ridden and headed 3f out, no extra in moderate 3rd straight, 3rd of 7, 32l behind Presenting Nama (11-7) at Tipperary 2m N H flat.
Inspector Clouseau (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 10th 2 out, no impression, kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 28l behind Hidden Cyclone (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
Johnnycarpethead (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, tailed off approaching 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Riverscape (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd 5f out, ridden in 3rd over 3f out, no impression from 2f out, wide and kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 4l behind Moi Desire (11-2) at Wexford 2m N H flat fm in May.
Mr Shahady (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, no extra in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 25, 31l behind Some Slam (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Onroff (IRE) Religiously gelding out of Elenii.
Raise The Rafters (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, no impression from 3 out, 11th of 20, well behind Hidden Cyclone (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
Ross Limestone (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, headway 3 out, soon not much room on inside, ridden after 2 out, kept on flat, 4th of 10, 5l behind Time Machine (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Sea Legend (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent, 3rd halfway, weakened after 4 out, 16th of 19, well behind Cool Oscar (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Serious Twine (IRE) Kris Kin gelding out of Polissena.
Sixteen Forty Two (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, saddled slipped early, pulled up before 4th, in a race won by Far Away So Close (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl, 20 ran.
Start Me Up (IRE) 5-6fav (11-12) Chased leaders, closer in 4th 4 out, led before straight, headed 2 out, dropped to 3rd and no extra from last, 3rd of 18, 8l behind Tough Talkin Man (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Sep.
Wango (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, no impression from 3 out, fell last, in a race won by Hidden Cyclone (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl, 20 ran.
Pink Goddess (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 15th of 20, well behind Lady Roberta (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Princess Jaffa (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Keen hold, soon close up, on terms when slight mistake 6th, jumped left next, headed and weakened from after 2 out, 11th of 20, 22l behind Barney King (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Mar.
Tootsies Delight (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 14th of 20, well behind Hidden Cyclone (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
Subbie Royal (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 12th of 17, well behind Altnadua (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 3yo hdl gd in Nov '07.
Son Of My Heart (USA) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden before straight, no impression in 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 27l behind Hidden Cyclone (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl.
Scolboakingofkings (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression from after 3 out, eased after last, 10th of 15, 26l behind Barna Gold (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f mdn hdl in Sep.
Prima Vista 4-6fav (11-4) Well off pace in mid-division, progress from before 4 out, went moderate 3rd from 2 out, closed under pressure run-in, kept on, not reach 1st 2, 3rd of 22, 1/2l behind Sunwake (11-2) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct '09.