An Drummer Liath has yet to race on anything other than ground with plenty of give but Ruby Walsh's booking is a positive. Dr Anubis led for a long way when a short-priced favourite at Kilbeggan and this shorter trip will help while Irish Elk was returning from a long break when running very well at Kilbeggan on firm ground in July so another absence shouldn't be a concern. POINT THE TOES was having just her fourth hurdles start when runner-up to Magnetic Force at Downpatrick and with her allowances and jockey's claim looks the one to be on here.
Safari Sunup (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, stayed on into 5th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 25, 12l behind Bullock Harbour (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Trabajo (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th early, no extra approaching straight, 11th of 18, 27l behind Ross Na Righ (11-1) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gs in May.
An Drummer Liath (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, kept on same pace approaching straight, 10th of 18, 22l behind Ross Na Righ (11-1) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gs in May.
Anserdefone (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Lost ground start, always towards rear, last of 10, well behind Golden Call (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 2f N H flat gf in May.
Dr Anubis (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, weakened, 4th of 15, 34l behind Knockreigh (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gf in Apr.
Irish Elk (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd before 3 out, ridden to challenge before 2 out, disputed 2 out, no extra before last where 3rd, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Moi Desire (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl fm in Jun '10.
Point The Toes (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2 out, soon 4th, kept on run-in to 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Magnetic Force (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May.