QUIET WORD had shown very little in five starts over timber before striking at Tramore when well supported. The fast ground that day was probably the deciding factor and in similar conditions Dessie Hughes' charge can go in again. Vivaldi had been showing a little more promise before scoring at Sligo and now the penny has dropped the former Ballydoyle inmate can continue on the upgrade and make his presence felt. Cillin Hill was evidently fancied when falling at the third at Downpatrick though his previous form had been moderate and Lend A Hand Son may be more of a threat as he has performed much better on faster ground.
Quiet Word (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 4 out, improved to lead before 2 out, strongly pressed, ridden and kept on well from last, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl (6yo+) gf in Apr beating Drive On Regardles (11-12) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Vivaldi (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, progress into 5th 2 out, soon ridden, 4th at last, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Sligo 2m 2f 5yo mdn hdl gd in May beating Code Of The West (11-4) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Cillin Hill (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) In touch, fell 3rd, in a race won by Shaciara (10-0) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf in May, 15 ran.
Golden Barrell (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always behind, mistake 3rd, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Coscorrig (11-7) at Cork 2m beg chase gf in May.
Lend A Hand Son (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 4th of 18, 6l behind Garlic Hill (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Useless (IRE) Carroll House mare out of Sweet Defeet.