Blackstone is tried in first-time blinkers after a very poor run over 1m2f here earlier this month. Kings Ryker made a very encouraging debut at Roscommon but that was in September and he hasn't been seen on a racecourse since. Salute Of Approval has an even longer absence to overcome and was beaten a long way when runner-up at Killarney but Texas Rock has performed very well in both races to date though takes a big step-up in trip. Jim Bolger brings out FEACH AR AGAIDH very quickly after his very promising debut behind Leafcutter at Gowran on Sunday where he was staying on nicely over that 7f. He'll know more here and should go one better.
Blackstone (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, under pressure approaching straight, 5th 3f out, 4th and no impression from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 24l behind System Overload (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks.
Brave Man (IRE) Echo Of Light gelding out of Freda's Choice.
Feach Ar Agaidh (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Settled 6th, 5th and travelling smoothly 3f out, switched left and ridden over 2f out, progress into 4th 1f out, kept on well final furlong to 2nd, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Leafcutter (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gf.
Hammermann (USA) Rock Hard Ten colt out of Wave Her Home.
Kings Ryker (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged from 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Intensical (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Owen Philip (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Held up behind leaders, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Table Rock (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks sft in May.
Rightway (IRE) Cockney Rebel colt out of Caeribland.
Salute Of Approval (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) A bit slower away than most of the rest, soon tracked leaders, closed up from under 3f out, soon in pursuit of winner and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Kingfisher (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd in Aug.
Shura Council (USA) Malibu Moon colt out of Summer Delight.
Texas Rock (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, closed to challenge in 2nd 1f out, not match winner and kept on same pace from 100yds out, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Bush Pilot (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks.
Celestial Fable (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra 2f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 22l behind Afternoon Sunlight (9-0) at Limerick 1m 3yo fll mdn in Apr.
Dusty Boots (IRE) Footstepsinthesand filly out of Forget Paris.
Fainleog (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 12th halfway, pushed along and progress entering straight, no impression in 7th over 1f out, 7th of 15, 9l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf.
Perfect Ten (IRE) Thousand Words filly out of La Galeisa.
Shorana (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Sharesha.