Ralston Road travels from Ireland with top weight after landing what looked a decent Leopardstown maiden on ground with plenty of give. He can make further progress and should get involved though the concession of 8lb to GIOIA DI VITA may prove beyond him. Marco Botti's charge landed a Wolverhampton maiden in September and reappeared with a fine run behind the promising Theodore Gericault in a Pontefract handicap. Gabrial's Wawa looks a threat as he followed his Polytrack victories with a good run here where he led for most of the way over a furlong longer trip. Enzaal has never raced beyond 1m1f but was battling on over that trip at Goodwood last time. None of the remainder can be dismissed in an open handicap.
Ralston Road (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Soon led, pushed along and challenged 3f out, ridden in lead 2f out, strongly pressed over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn beating Mourani (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Master Ming (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Hay Dude (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Enzaal (USA) 5-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, pushed along halfway, every chance from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Bancnuanaheireann (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Nice Story (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside 6f out, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Swing Easy (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Gabrial's Wawa 11-2 (8-13) Led early, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Red Runaway (8-13) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Zeus Magic 5-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Disclaimer (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Gioia Di Vita 9-2 (9-2) Dwelt, tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Theodore Gericault (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Snowy Dawn 33-1 (8-12) Held up in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to press for 2nd but no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Dali's Lover (8-8) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.