Morgan has disappointed since winning a Naas maiden in February but Rebelion Boy was much improved when winning easily at Tipperary last month and is probably capable of better. SPECIAL DIAMOND (NAP) beat a couple of subsequent winners on debut at Cork and the sky is the limit with Henry De Bromhead’s full brother to top-class chaser Special Tiara. He should be too strong for the more exposed Regal D'argent at level weights and is getting 7lb from the only other two with any chance.
Morgan (IRE) 6-4 (11-9) Chased leader, slight mistake 1st, soon raced in 3rd, 2nd before 3 out, soon pushed along, a little awkward at road before 2 out where not fluent and no impression, one pace, 2nd of 5, 17l behind Ornua (11-9) at Clonmel 2m gd in May.
Rebelion Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, progress into 3rd 3 out, 2nd before straight, ridden to lead before last, soon asserted, kept on strongly, comfortably, won at Tipperary 2m mdn gd in May beating Knockmaole Boy (11-12) by 11l, 20 ran.
Regal D'Argent (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear early, closer in 6th before 9th, closed up from 3 out, soon 2nd, pushed along and on terms before 2 out, gained narrow lead from before last, stayed on best run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4f mdn Yielding - Soft in Jun beating Delayed Eloquence (11-7) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Special Diamond 12-1 (11-7) A little keen, chased leaders, 6th at 3rd, 5th after 4 out, closed up on inner from 3 out, on terms next, gained narrow lead from last and kept on well, won at Cork 2m mdn gd in May beating Arbor Des Champs (11-7) by 1/2l, 21 ran.
Satnav Sally (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, no extra 3 out, weakened, 16th of 18, dist behind Swift (11-1) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Jun.