Patrickswell recorded a hat-trick of wins in this before only finishing third last year. But he's been in rapid decline since and was tailed off behind CALM BAY last week. The latter scored at Navan by a couple of lengths, with Above The Law and Aru Cha Cha well beaten, and is taken to defy a somewhat excessive 11lb rise in the weights. A smart sprinter for Henry Candy back in 2012, Seal Rock is no longer the force of old which leaves Boughtforasong looking the main threat.
Seal Rock 12-1 (8-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out and dropped to 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Shipyard (9-3) at Navan 6f hcp 60-95 gf.
Aru Cha Cha 8-1 (9-7) Awkward leaving stalls, rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th halfway, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 9l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf.
Above The Law (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leader and 2nd halfway, ridden and dropped to 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf.
Calm Bay (IRE) 16-1 (7-11) Made all, ridden and edged left final 150 yards, kept on well, won at Navan 5f app hcap gf beating Kiss The Stars (9-13) by 2l, 14 ran.
Boughtforasong (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden and progress 2f out, 5th 1 1/2f out, 4th1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Artful Artist (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Patrickswell (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Prominent and pushed along, 3rd halfway, no extra and dropped to 8th 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 14, 21l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf.
Dylan Express (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out and no extra from 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Les Darcy (8-1) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.