HI BIG MAN split subsequent winners Reizovic and Boston Bob in a battle of heads at Punchestown in February and a repeat should be good enough here. Indian Tiger ran well behind the useful Shadow Eile at Down Royal and should improve while there was obviously something badly amiss when Cairdin almost pulled up when a strong fancy at Gowran in March. Mags Mullins' charge had looked potentially very useful when chasing home the classy Samain at Punchestown earlier and is an obvious threat if over his problems. Tom Horn was a big disappointment at Cork and Zadarska hasn't looked a stable star to date though both are capable of improving and are no forlorn hopes.
Academy General (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Always behind, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Letter Of Credit (11-9) at Limerick 2m 2f N H flat in Dec.
Barrack Cross (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Roseocean.
Best Served Cold 8-1 (12-0) Ld/disp, jnd 3out, kow run in, won at Belclare 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Phar From A Friend (12-0) by hd, 12 ran.
Bulletproof (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd into straight, ridden to challenge from 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Clouded Thoughts (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Cairdin (IRE) 13-8fav (12-0) Mid-division, 7th 6f out, under pressure 5f out, eased entering straight, completely tailed off, dismounted after line, 14th of 16, well behind Starling Force (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Castlearmshotel (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Always behind, 22nd of 25, well behind Caduceus (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat in Oct '09.
Done En Dusted (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along approaching straight, moderate 7th 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 24l behind Simonsig (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat gd in Apr.
Hi Big Man (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Close up and disputed lead, ridden straight, led under 1f out, strongly pressed, kept on well under pressure, headed on line, 2nd of 13, shd behind Reizovic (11-7) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Maya Quest (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 6th 4f out, ridden in moderate 5th 2f out, no extra, 5th of 14, 18l behind Original Option (11-4) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec '09.
Native Son (IRE) Revoque gelding out of Culmore Native.
Nocauseforalarm (IRE) Loup Sauvage gelding out of Magnissima.
Tom Horn (IRE) 7-4fav (11-11) Soon mid-division, niggled along from early, 11th approaching halfway, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 19, well behind Just For Joe (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gd in Apr.
Zadarska (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd under 4f out, no impression under pressure 2f out, 6th of 14, 13l behind Silver Canyon (11-11) at Tramore 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
All Guns Blazing (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 18, 24l behind Rockshandy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd.
Suir View Girl (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 17, 6l behind Clouded Thoughts (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
The Aghlona (IRE) Quws gelding out of Curragh View Lady.
Henry The First (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th from 7f out, moderate 4th and kept on same pace approaching straight, 4th of 19, 35l behind Just For Joe (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat gd in Apr.
Shasta Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 43l behind Fasolo (11-12) at Cork 2m N H flat sft in Jan.
Beatsupreme 6-1 (12-0) Mid-div, 4th 1/2way, ko sme pace from 2out, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Merrion Square (12-0) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Indian Tiger (GER) 7-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong without troubling principals, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Shadow Eile (11-2) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Mar.
Flying Thanks (IRE) Flying Legend gelding out of Sarahs Music.