BYRON BEAUTY came in for strong support at Killarney last week and though unable to peg back Ridestan she stayed on well enough to suggest she can gain her first ever victory over this longer trip. Aussie Guest finished a couple of lengths behind and looks held while Hangar Five was badly impeded and never in contention. Ariahey had only shown glimpses of ability before gaining a surprise success over 1m6f at Bellewstown. He's up 5lb but is still on a lowly mark and looks a danger. Duarte Fernandes has been beaten a long way in his last two starts while Undecided is still looking a few pounds high in the ratings and would prefer some give in the ground. Easter Spirit made a promising handicap debut at Tipperary last month and should have more improvement in him.
Undecided (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Soon chased leaders, 5th into straight, no impression from over 2f out, kept on same pace and not much room between horses inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 4l behind Teochrios (9-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Sweet Refusal (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear and never a factor, 12th entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 9th of 13, 13l behind Modista (9-11) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
Jolaine 22-1 (8-11) Chased leading pair and moderate 8th halfway, no extra from 3f out, weakened, 14th of 16, 42l behind Fisher Bridge (8-13) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp gf in Sep.
Byron Beauty (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, progress on outer 3f out, 5th 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, under pressure in 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Ridestan (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd.
Easter Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, under pressure in 3rd before straight, challenged 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 11l behind Lilly The Lioness (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 14-1 (8-7) Settled towards rear of mid-division, dropped to rear 3f out and soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 13th of 14, 28l behind Pacelli Road (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf.
Ariahey (USA) 20-1 (8-5) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th and no impression 3f out, 3rd 2f out, kept on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd beating Ginger Genie (9-2) by hd, 15 ran.
Aussie Guest (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ran freely early, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, no impression on leaders final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Ridestan (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd.
Asteroid Belt (IRE) 7-2fav (8-7) Held up towards rear, switched right 3f out, headway and not clear run over 2f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Jawaab (9-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep '12.
Hangar Five (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, badly hampered 4f out, soon no impression, 13th of 15, well behind Ridestan (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd.
Pingit 50-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Leaf (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll mdn stks gf.
Rock N Rover (IRE) 5-1 (8-1) Soon mid-division, moderate 5th from before straight, closed and kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Juara (8-7) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Jul '13.
Little Stampy (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Went left leaving stalls, always behind, no impression from 4f out, never a factor, last of 7, 10l behind Panama Hat (10-0) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd.