Knockeenonthedoor has run poorly since falling at Navan in December and may need a confidence booster. Angles Hill is certain to be fancied after a fine run under Ruby Walsh at Punchestown and Cnoc Na Sioga looked a promising type for hurdling when narrowly beaten in a Killarney bumper. SILVER CHIEF hasn't exactly been consistent but ran very well behind Popcorn at Thurles last March and a recent pipe-opener on the Flat should have put her straight enough to gain her first success.
Angles Hill (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leader in 2nd, lost place 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace from before last, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Balnaslow (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 5yo mdn hdl in May.
Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with, headway 6f out, wide and chased leaders under 3f out, ridden into moderate 2nd over 1f out, kept on without getting there inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Aonvarr (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in May.
Cyranos Exhibition (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, 8th over 6f out, no extra over 4f out, completely tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Zuzka (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd in May.
Hows Ginger (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid div when fell 5out, in a race won by Kansascity Shuffle (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Mar, 17 ran.
Knockeenonthedoor (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 16, 46l behind Scots Gaelic (11-9) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Lone Trader (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Moyaliff (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in May.
Merry Albert (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid div, fair 7th from 9th & fair 4th aftr 4out, 5th & btn bef 2out, wknd, 5th of 11, 6l behind Thuigim (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gs in May.
Bonny Blackdoe (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Always behind, completely tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Eyesontheprize (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov, 16 ran.
Silver Chief (IRE) 7-4fav (10-13) Led, headed after 2nd, 2nd halfway, ridden after 3 out, no extra before next, weakened, 9th of 11, 32l behind Miss Nomer (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.