David Pipe sends Daklondike from the UK and he's looked a real staying type in his last two starts so today's trip should be well within his capabilities. Fletchers Flyer won this in 2016 and is better than recent form figures suggest while Tulsa Jack is capable of running a big race over a trip that suits. FOREVER GOLD doesn't have the greatest of strike-rates and the fences sometimes get in the way but he's a dour stayer in good form having been narrowly beaten in a driving finish for the Irish National where he might have won but for being impeded at the last. Just in front that day was Isleofhopendreams, who was only headed in the final strides, while the latter's lightly-raced stable companion Augustin has the look of a chaser who will get better the further he goes.
Isleofhopendreams 16-1 (10-1) Soon led, headed before 7th, close 7th from 12th, 3rd approaching straight, challenged and led from last, stayed on well, headed at line, 2nd of 30, hd behind General Principle (10-0) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp hvy in Apr.
Lord Windermere (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, blundered and unseated rider 8th (canal turn), at Aintree 4m 2f hcp (1) hvy in Apr.
Daklondike (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders on outside, reminders after 16th, went close 2nd 3 out, soon challenging edging left, led and edged left run-in, stayed on well, driven out, won at Newbury 3m 2f hcp (3) hvy in Dec beating Grand Vision (11-10) by 3l, 9 ran.
Thunder And Roses (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Chased leaders to 5th, mid-division, behind when mistake 17th, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, at Aintree 4m 2f hcp (1) hvy in Apr.
Forever Gold (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Mid-division early, 14th from 12th, improved to chase leaders 6 out, effort straight, kept on well run-in without matching 1st 2, 3rd of 30, 1/2l behind General Principle (10-0) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp hvy in Apr.
Space Cadet (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 6th after 5th, no extra from before 3 out and pulled up before 2 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hvy in Apr.
Tulsa Jack (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Towards rear and 5th before 5 out, slightly short of room before 3 out and ridden in 4th before next, went 3rd at last and kept on without threatening run-in, 2nd of 10, 6 1/2l behind Poormans Hill (10-9) at Downpatrick 3m 5f hcp sft in Mar.
Woods Well (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Mid-division early, no impression from 5 out, no extra and pulled up before last, at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp hvy in Apr.
Augustin (FR) 4-1 (11-7) Mid-division, dropped to 8th 4 out, ridden in moderate 6th 2 out, went moderate 4th at last, kept on without threatening to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 11 1/2l behind Glencairn View (10-10) at Navan 3m hcp hvy in Mar.
Champagne Harmony (IRE) 66-1 (9-10) Mid-division early, chased leaders when hit 5 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 3 out, at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp hvy in Apr.
Paper Lantern (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, in 3rd before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 8 1/2l behind Thomas Patrick (10-10) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (1) sft in Apr.
Wounded Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Pushed along from start and soon settled in 2nd, not fluent 2nd, pushed along in 3rd from 3 out and soon weakened, no extra and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 10, 28l behind Poormans Hill (10-9) at Downpatrick 3m 5f hcp sft in Mar.
Fletchers Flyer (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Disputed lead, took narrow advantage from 2nd, headed 10th, in touch until weakened quickly and pulled up before 4 out, at Exeter 3m hcp (2) hvy in Feb.
Heist (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, 7th of 16, 21 1/2l behind Thomas Patrick (10-10) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (1) sft in Apr.
Poormans Hill (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, 7th after 8th, not fluent 12th, no extra and pulled up after 4 out, at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp hvy in Apr.
Undressed (FR) 12-1 (10-11) Towards rear, not fluent 1st, reminders after 5th, 8th from 5 out and pushed along after next, ridden from 3 out and went 5th after next, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 10, 13l behind Poormans Hill (10-9) at Downpatrick 3m 5f hcp sft in Mar.
Kilcullen Flem (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Prominent, awkward and reminder 1st, led 3rd, headed next, not fluent 15th, ridden next, no extra in 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 19 1/2l behind Zerachiel (10-10) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp (3) sft in Mar.
Anseanachai Cliste (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division early, closed to chase leaders after 8th, not match winner and kept on same pace from 2 out, 2nd of 16, 5 1/2l behind Paper Lantern (10-11) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp hvy in Apr.
Nicole's Milan (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Soon prominent, on terms before 9th, headed from 2 out, no impression and not fluent last, one pace, 3rd of 13, 8 1/2l behind Flemenstorm (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp Soft - Heavy in Apr.