Bumper winner Dumhach Thra looks fairly treated in what is his first handicap start.
He won a bumper in Tramore last year and since then has slightly disappointed in his three hurdle runs but two of them were not without promise.
He comes into this having had a spin on the flat at the Curragh last week so that should put him spot on to run a good race here.
Mr Adjudicator catches the eye down towards the bottom of the weights after recently having a spin around Bellewstown, finishing behind stable mate and rival again today Royal Illusion on that occasion.
Prior to that he won a Grade 2 hurdle in France and with this being only his second start on the flat for trainer Willie Mullins he looks sure to have a few pound in hand off his current mark of 81 so should take all the beating.
Emmett Mullins and Derek O’Connor took this bumper 12 months ago with Zero Ten. He was making his first start in over a year that day and the same connections are represented here with Russian Diamond, who hasn’t been seen since finishing a tired 6th on debut in a bumper at Leopardstown over Christmas.
But he was well supported in the market that day and showed enough to suggest he has a race of this nature within him. The well-bred Risk Factor is sure to be a warm order but Russian Diamond should be able to give him something to think about.