Experimentalist has one or two strong formlines but overall he's been a bit disappointing though a decent run on the Flat last month should have put him straight. SONAPOUR was having just his tenth career start and his second over timber when an excellent runner-up to Sizing Italy at Sligo last month. He may even have won but for being impeded at the last and, as he had Defence Of Duress a length back in third, he should confirm the form and take this. Tobar Na Gaoise, a useful performer on the Flat, has disappointed so far over hurdles and was a beaten favourite in a similar race at Tipperary in April. El Toreros is the form pick on his close fifth behind His Excellency in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown but his later efforts over timber and on the Flat haven't come anywhere near that level.
Defence Of Duress (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always prominent, still travelling well in 4th from 2 out, 3rd at last, kept on same pace under pressure run-in, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Sizing Italy (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Groomed (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, no extra 4 out, pulled up after next, in a race won by Whispering Hills (11-12) at Tipperary 3m mdn hdl sft, 18 ran.
Sonapour (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, closed into 3rd 2 out, challenged in 2nd and carried a little bit left at last, every chance and kept on well without quite getting to winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Sizing Italy (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Trans City (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened after 3 out, 18th of 22, well behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Why But Why (USA) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden into 6th entering straight, 4th and no extra last, kept on same pace, 5th of 22, 7l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
A Good Guess (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 20th of 24, well behind Casimir Road (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Ansgar (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra before last, 12th of 22, 39l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
El Toreros (USA) 7-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching 3 out, soon no impression in 3rd, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 50l behind Argocat (10-5) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Experimentalist 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, well behind Ut De Sivola (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Green Hornet (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, travelled well to track leaders before 2 out, ridden into 4th and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 10, 6l behind Glamorous (11-5) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Raydari (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, no impression before straight, 14th of 22, 48l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Sizing Solution (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Toulon Rouge.
Solo Whisper (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Sizing Italy (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in May, 16 ran.
Livia's Wake (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, slow 1st and 2nd, 4th on inner halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th entering straight, 6th of 8, 16l behind Knocklong (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in May.
Tory Lili (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Always behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Missunited (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Up Sluggarh (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Fell 1st, in a race won by Roman Flight (11-4) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May, 24 ran.
Miss Fairbanks 50-1 (10-4) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 24, well behind Roman Flight (11-4) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Bawntameena (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ut De Sivola (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Tobar Na Gaoise (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden to go moderate 4th before last, no impression and kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 20, 13l behind Mobile Sizer (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.