Ger Lyons and Colin Keane continue in tremendous form and BELLE ET BETE looks another for the County Meath combination. She's probably no great shakes but her promising debut effort at Fairyhouse led to a run in a Curragh Group 3 and though she finished last this represents a massive drop in class. Manny Owens was a 50/1 chance when third to Jack Naylor at Roscommon and he'll have come on for the run and he comfortably holds Easy Boy on that run. Nickscreamcracker had no answer to Highland Reel at Gowran but neither did anything else and there looked to be some fair performers in the race.
Nickscreamcracker (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and towards rear, ridden in 7th and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 17l behind Highland Reel (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gf.
Brokopondo (IRE) 3-1fav (8-5) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 12l behind Alans Pride (8-9) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Easy Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on inner, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 17l behind Jack Naylor (8-8) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.
Royal County Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Soon in rear, never a factor, still last 1 1/2f out, got a little unbalanced on road crossing under 150yds out, one pace, 11th of 12, 16l behind Arriana (9-0) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gd.
Manny Owens (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and progress into closer 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Jack Naylor (8-8) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.
Staccato Wolf (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Very slowly into stride and behind in rear early, soon in touch, no impression in 8th 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 9, 26l behind Ice Echo (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut gd.
Enter The Priory (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of L'acajou.
Quick Sketch (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt and soon pushed along in rear, under pressure halfway, soon no impression, no extra final furlong and eased close home, last of 10, 19l behind Itorio (9-5) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jun.
Alfie's Word (IRE) Alfred Nobel filly out of Langaragh.
Belle Et Bete (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 8l behind I Am Beautiful (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.