DEWCUP carries a penalty but had some decent form in bumpers, winning at Thurles before finishing fourth in a Listed race at Aintree. He is almost guaranteed to act on the ground whereas conditions are an unknown for fellow bumper winners Domitian and Jazzaway. Nero Rock ran easily his best race to date on his hurdling debut when finding only one too good at Cork in May and any further improvement could see him make the frame again. Gabbys Cross has already won a bumper and makes most appeal of the De Bromhead trio.
Balkos (FR) 100-1 (11-3) Waited with, pushed along after 5th, 11th approaching 4 out, no extra from next, 10th of 13, dist behind Janidil (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn Yielding in Oct.
Cahirdown Boy (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Waited with, soon in rear, some slight mistakes, pushed along from 3rd, soon no danger, pulled up before 3 out, at Listowel 2m mdn Yielding in Sep.
Geesala Scorpion (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Soon well off pace in 11th, stumbled on roadway approaching 3rd, never a factor, 13th of 15, dist behind Daylight Katie (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Mr Binman (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Rehill Lass.
My Uncas (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Not fluent 1st, soon mid-division, 9th from 4th, some headway and pushed along approaching straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 7th of 16, 10 1/4l behind Tomeric (11-7) at Roscommon 1m 7f mdn sft in Sep.
Nero Rock (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, slight mistake 1st, bumped slightly 2nd, closed up and effort straight, 2nd and slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace after, 2nd of 21, 8l behind Foveros (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn Good - Yielding in May.
Puerto Calero (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along and not go with principals 4f out, weakened, 5th of 8, dist behind Ballymacaw (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m gd in Jun.
The Wonky Tonk (IRE) Fame And Glory gelding out of Jennifers Diary.
Wilcos Storm (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden and no extra over 5f out, weakened, last of 15, dist behind Hollow Sound (11-7) at Galway 2m 1f Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Domitian (IRE) Evensfav (11-2) Close up, 3rd approaching halfway, pushed along before straight, on terms under 2f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on best, won at Clonmel 2m gd in Jun beating Hophornbeam (11-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Jazzaway (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division on inner early, took keen hold and headway into 2nd after 3f, disputed lead briefly 3f out, ridden and dropped to 3rd 2f out, dropped to moderate 7th 1f out, no impression, 8th of 18, 13 1/4l behind Bigbadandbeautiful (11-6) at Gowran Park 2m lst (1) Good - Yielding in Oct.
Kalu (IRE) Shantou filly out of Opera Hall.
Our Friend (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Colleen Dubh.
Gabbys Cross (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, mstk 5out, smooth prog to ld app str, sn qcknd clr, won at Monksgrange 3m mdn Yielding - Soft in Apr beating Frisco Bay (11-11) by 4l, 8 ran.
Fairoffthecross (IRE) Doyen gelding out of Dali's Theatre.
Cornerkova (IRE) Sholokhov filly out of Cornerback.
Dewcup (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, headway 3f out, soon chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Mcfabulous (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f (1) sft in Apr.