Boom And Bloom is 2lb out of the handicap but Ian Brennan's claim will be a help and she had some strong form for Richard Fahey last season. CORE ELEMENT looked the likely winner over this trip at Gowran last week but was caught right on the line by Ondeafears. She's been raised just 1lb and, with Ross Coakley claiming 7lb, she looks well enough weighted to go one better. Man Of Erin looks the biggest threat as three of his four victories, including one over this track and trip, have been gained with Johnny Murtagh in the saddle. Winning Impact was leading at today's trip before being caught by Maude Adams over a mile here last time so he should be in the mix along with Little Arrows, who is very well weighted at his best.
Core Element (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Prominent, disputed lead entering straight, ridden to lead over 2f out, went clear over 1f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Ondeafears (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp sft in Apr.
Elusive In Paris (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Hot Bed (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Apr.
Footprint (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra from 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 11l behind Fastidious (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 4th 3f out, ridden and no extra under 2f out, 11th of 20, 13l behind Sweet Lightning (9-8) at Curragh 1m Extended Handicap (4yo+) hvy in Mar.
Brown Butterfly 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 9th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 12th of 14, 11l behind Shake The Bucket (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Slipper Orchid (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, not clear run 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 6th of 8, 2l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-5) at Dundalk 7f Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) pol in Mar.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 8l behind Fastidious (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Winning Impact (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Settled in rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, steady headway to lead briefly over 1f out, soon headed and kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Maude Adams (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 in Apr.
Imaginationrunwild (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th on outer 2f out and 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft in Apr.
Lake George (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 7th of 13, 6l behind Farmleigh House (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Little Arrows (IRE) 11-2 (8-2) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Fastidious (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Pierre D'or (IRE) 11-4 (10-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Boom And Bloom (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 5th entering straight, moderate 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on without threatening in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Phebes Wish (9-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp 50-75 pol in Apr.