|1st||Caim Hill (IRE)||14/1|
|2nd||First Impressions (IRE)||25/1|
|3rd||Capal Dubh Alainn (IRE)||40/1|
|1||61-1||The Real Article (IRE) 38||7||11-7||Mr J T Carroll (5)||E J O'Grady||4/7|
|2||1||Caim Hill (IRE) 18||9||11-4||Mr R J Kiely (5)||P Fenton||76||14/1|
|4||5||Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 43||8||11-0||Mr M J O'Connor||T Cummins||6/1|
|5||700220||Benash (IRE) 11||8||11-0||Mr B J Foley (7)||John G Carr||12/1|
|6||3113-06||Black Benny (IRE) 74||7||11-0 t||Mr P G Murphy (3)||J P Broderick||10/1|
|7||94516/8-||Capal Dubh Alainn (IRE) 257||7||11-0 p||Mr A McCurtin (7) (ex1)||W C O'Brien||58||40/1|
|9||114/0-||Endless Intrigue (IRE) 330||8||11-0||Mr D J Brogan (7)||D K Weld||88||8/1|
|10||7-0r774||First Impressions (IRE) 24||6||11-0 p1||Mr J O'Sullivan (7) (ex1)||Michael Mulvany||25/1|
|11||114-011||Kalellshan (IRE) 693||9||11-0||Mr L P Flynn (3)||Denis Hogan||33/1|
|12||581-067||Dearest (IRE) 5||4||10-13||Mr E O'Donnabhain (7)||J J Murphy||55||33/1|
|13||7909-40||Dearest Girl (IRE) 6||5||10-9||Mr Josh Halley (7)||J Halley||65||20/1|
|3||6856/1-||Rossvoss||4||11-4||T M Walsh||Ms K Walsh||82|
|8||08307-0||Deutschland (USA)||9||11-0||W P Mullins||Miss A O'Brien||73|
A stronger line-up than normal with the usual mix of talents on view including several useful hurdlers. Rossvos scored over hurdles at Galway last August and hasn't had much racing since. His earlier form on the Flat points to his chances and Katie Walsh will ensure he gets a good ride. Caim Hill won one of these at Wexford before a fine run behind Victrix Gale over hurdles at Listowel and he's one to keep an eye on as is Benash, who ran a tremendous race behind Snap Tie at the Punchestown Festival and has been chasing. Deutschland never got going in a similar event here last weekend and Endless Intrigue could need the run after a long break, a remark that also applies to Kalleshan, who had won four of his last six races when last seen scoring at Galway in 2010. THE REAL ARTICLE is a high-class hurdler who reverted to the Flat and comfortably landed one of these at Killarney last month. He has a small penalty to carry but should be capable of going in again.
The Real Article (IRE) 3-1 (9-11) Led, joined 4f out, soon in front again, asserted under pressure final furlong, stayed on well, won at Killarney 1m 6f stks gs in May beating Golden Sunbird (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 3 ran.
Caim Hill (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent and led after 2f, strongly pressed and driven along entering straight, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Wexford 2m mdn stks in May beating Earls Quarter (11-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Rossvoss 7-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 6th for much, progress into 3rd into straight, 2nd and stayed on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Galway 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in Aug beating Smithfield (9-5) by hd, 9 ran.
Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Waited with towards rear, closed approaching 4f out, moderate 5th into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 11l behind Rebel Fitz (9-10) at Clonmel 2m mdn stks sft in May.
Benash (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Soon mid-division, jumped right 4th and 5th, progress 6 out, close up when bad mistake 4 out, no extra in 4th from next, 10th of 16, well behind Bullock Harbour (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gs.
Black Benny (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 24, 14l behind Dedigout (11-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gs in Apr.
Capal Dubh Alainn (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear, moderate 7th from 4f out, no impression from over 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Dorset Square (9-3) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
Deutschland (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Towards rear for most, no impression from before straight, 10th of 13, 10l behind Sky Pilot (8-10) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 gd.
Endless Intrigue (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Chased leaders on outer early, dropped to 9th halfway, weakened 4f out, 10th of 13, 25l behind Paramount (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp 60-100 in Jul.
First Impressions (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, ridden into 7th after 2 out, soon no impression, moderate 4th approaching last, kept on, 4th of 15, 9l behind Mister Benedictine (10-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in May.
Kalellshan (IRE) 11-4fav (12-3) Soon led, clear from before 4 out, reduced advantage before 2 out, asserted after last, shaken up briefly run-in, easily, won at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 gf in Jul '10 beating Turner Brown (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 18 ran.
Dearest (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, weakened, 7th of 16, 6l behind First Friday (8-11) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft.
Dearest Girl (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Prominent, keen hold, lost place from 4f out, no impression approaching straight, 12th of 13, 20l behind Sky Pilot (8-10) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 gd.