Teocht disappointed on his comeback at Leopardstown but had won at the same track in October and is not easily dismissed. Breathe Easy and Azurite are winners on the Polytrack and the latter steps up in trip for this. Waver is another who scored at Dundalk last season and he can figure back on fast ground but Eighteen Summers has recorded only modest efforts either side of winning over course and distance. Henry Higgins is 11lb higher than when scoring at Leopardstown on his latest start on the Flat and preference is for the lightly-raced URBAN MOON, a winner at Navan last month and expected to show further improvement today.
Waver (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, dropped to 7th from 3f out, soon no extra and eased inside final furlong, last of 12, well behind Thomas Edison (8-12) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp in Apr.
Placere (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up, soon in rear, went moderate 8th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 12, 15l behind Thomas Edison (8-12) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp in Apr.
Henry Higgins (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Waited with towards rear, good headway on outer into 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong and swished tail, shied away a bit near line, easily, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp in Jun beating Rockabilly Riot (9-10) by 2 3/4l, 15 ran.
Stronger Than Me (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden entering straight, moderate 13th 2f out, progress on outer over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Barack (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Teocht (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th early straight and no extra over 1f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Cullentry Royal (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp in Mar.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, progress into 2nd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 10l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in Apr.
Urban Moon (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 3f out, ridden 2f out and strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, held on, won at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Apr beating John Constable (9-13) by shd, 8 ran.
Shadagann (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Chased leaders, carried slightly wide on bend after 1f, ridden over 3f out, 6th 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 7l behind High Net Worth (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Breathe Easy (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Always prominent, led 3f out, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, narrow lead over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb beating Catchy Lass (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Azurite (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on in 3rd over 1f out, switched under 1f out, soon pressed leader, kept on well to lead close home, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov beating Screenshot (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.