STRAPLESS is handed the vote after another reasonable but one-paced effort behind Pussycat Lips at Killarney. There's a line of form through runner-up Lightnin Hopkins that suggests Washboard Sam, who looks the best of his rivals, has a difficult task. Ger Lyons' charge looked very inexperienced when a close third to Boston Rocker at Fairyhouse when stablemate Lightnin Hopkins was runner-up, but was receiving 7lb that day and is conceding masses of weight here as Jim Bolger is putting a 10lb claimer up. Caged Lightning has been going well enough in similar events but like Cut Me Loose has plenty to do conceding so much weight to the selection.
Ballyorban (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) In rear, closer in 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on without threatening leaders final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind King George River (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn hvy.
Caged Lightning (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Soon tracked leader, under pressure over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Hard Yards (9-2) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Cut Me Loose 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge on outer in 3rd from over 2f out, no impression from 1f out and dropped to 4th on line, 4th of 5, 6l behind Count Of Limonade (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn sft.
Maxi Mac (IRE) Thousand Words colt out of Crimada.
Washboard Sam (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, drifted left closing stages, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Boston Rocker (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jun.
Approval Given With Approval gelding out of I Do.
First Cornerstone (IRE) Hurricane Run colt out of Bintalreef.
Fromajacktoaking (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 4th and ridden after halfway, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 7, 12l behind Grafelli (9-5) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn hvy.
Highest Office 25-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, raced keenly, no extra early straight, 10th of 11, 17l behind Mars (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden after halfway and headed under 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 6th of 7, 22l behind Move To Strike (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn sft in May.
Street Party 9-2 (8-13) Dwelt, raced 5th of the 6, dropped to last straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th again near finish, 5th of 6, 13l behind Hard Yards (9-2) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Harley's Harley (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always behind, 10th of 12, 8l behind George Vancouver (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Paper Petal (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Catwalk Dreamer.
Strapless 9-4 (9-0) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight, 4th over 2f out, went moderate 3rd over 1f out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Pussycat Lips (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo mdn aut.
Lirico (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and no impression straight, 6th of 8, 18l behind Pussycat Lips (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo mdn aut.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up, no impression straight, 8th of 11, 12l behind Mars (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol.