DEVILS PAINTBRUSH started favourite on his debut at KIlbeggan and recorded a smooth victory. This is much tougher but there's plenty more to come and he can follow up. Nathans Pride was also very well supported on his opening run at Thurles and he was always travelling nicely to gain a comfortable success. He's a big threat as is Well Read Man, who scored despite encountering problems in-running at Punchestown. Mister Nibbles has a double penalty and will do very well to land this and the others with experience will need to improve but Robyn's Rose is one to keep an eye on in the market on her debut.
Mister Nibbles (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, in touch 9f out, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on well final furlong, won at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr beating Gold Futures (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Devils Paintbrush (IRE) 9-4fav (12-0) Waited with, closer order from under 6f out, tracked leaders from 4f out, 3rd approaching straight, challenged final furlong, ridden to lead and go clear closing stages, won at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gf beating Carrig Rua Lady (11-4) by 4l, 16 ran.
Nathans Pride (IRE) 7-4fav (11-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and headway under 2f out, stayed on into 2nd 1f out, led final 100 yards, kept on well closing stages, won at Thurles 2m NH flat gd in Apr beating Stoney (11-7) by 1l, 16 ran.
Well Read Man (IRE) 6-4fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway to go 2nd entering straight, carried left and hampered early straight, switched right and kept on well under pressure final furlong, led final strides, won at Punchestown 2m 1f 5yo nhf sft in May '12 beating Count Brando (11-7) by hd, 13 ran.
Chakisto (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway and in touch after 4f, led 3f out, hung left and headed 1f out, soon ridden, no impression in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Dibdabs (12-0) at Tramore 2m N H flat sft in Apr.
Director's Forum (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Soon raced 4th of the 6, mistake 3 out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 23l behind Legal Exit (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd in Apr.
Entry To Evrywhere (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rr mid div until prog in 4th by 6th, cl en 5th bef 3out & prog 2out & ev ch in cl 2nd when fell last, in a race won by Well Travelled (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Apr, 14 ran.
Lord De Beaufai (FR) 14-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 5f out, travelled well in 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 23l behind De Glebe Star (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat sft in May.
Tinacurra (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Keerou Lady.
Traffic Court (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, lst tch 6out, det 5out & up, eaesd & pu 2out, in a race won by Keel Haul (11-4) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp in May, 13 ran.
Blueberry Hill (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division early, dropped towards rear before halfway, weakened 5f out, 13th of 16, well behind Ebazziyr (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Bogstown Steel (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Kissangel.
Dipper's Nipper (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Dipper's Double.
Fast Motion (IRE) Fasliyev mare out of Mualafah.
Riverside City (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Blazing Sky.
Rory's Rainbow (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Ww rr, mod 7th 5out, drpd to poor 10th 4out & rdn, brd 3out, in a race won by Overnova (11-7) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp fm in May, 15 ran.
Sunday Serenade (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 14th of 19, well behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Yankee Girl (IRE) Heron Island mare out of Andonova.
Regula (IRE) Aussie Rules filly out of Langfuhrina.
Robyn's Rose (IRE) Golan filly out of Rose Of Inchiquin.
Jasmine Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) In rear, some modest progress from 3f out, kept on without threatening, 8th of 23, 11l behind Stephanie Frances (11-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf gf in May.
Nifty Lass (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Alw pr, went on with wnr 2out, no ex from last, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Hey Daisy (11-7) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov.
Film Director (IRE) Tiger Hill gelding out of Stage Manner.