MEASURED APPROVAL was Joseph O'Brien's only booked ride at the early declaration stage and will hopefully be worth sticking around for. He was on board for an earlier victory by the six-year-old and his mount has slipped to a winnable mark. Tsar Paul has a long losing spell to contend with though he ran his best race for some time at Naas last month and has a fair chance on that sort of form. Moonbi Creek has only won once and that was two years ago but he produced his best recent effort over this trip on soft ground at Gowran earlier this month and a repeat would see him in the frame. Datanarra showed her first sign of ability at Cork a week ago and if continuing that progress will be a major threat.
Captains Dilemma (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Led early, headed after 1f, ridden and led briefly 2f out, soon headed, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 14, 5l behind Cheers Buddy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Elusive Joe (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 16, 23l behind How Splendid (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp in Aug.
Moonbi Creek (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Soon mid-division, 7th before halfway, under pressure in 5th 1f out, stayed on well closing stages into 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Consonance (8-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp.
Measured Approval (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) In rear, progress 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, went 4th 1f out, no extra, 4th of 14, 5l behind Six Silver Lane (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Boughtforasong (IRE) 20-1 (7-11) Raced in far side group to halfway where 6th, dropped to 15th and no extra 1f out, last of 20, 19l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp in Apr.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Dwelt and in rear, ridden and progress into 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 8l behind Six Silver Lane (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Mr Bounty 12-1 (9-1) Soon led, under pressure 2f out and headed approaching final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 16, 4l behind Regal Power (8-13) at Naas 7f app hcp.
Red Laser (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Consonance (8-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon behind towards rear, closer in 9th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, soon short of room and switched right, stayed on well to go 2nd on line, not get to winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Doonard Prince (9-5) at Naas 6f app hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Maal (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, never a factor, 10th of 14, 17l behind Six Silver Lane (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Is Feider Leis (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and some progress into 12th under 2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 17, 7l behind Beau Satchel (8-13) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65.
Artful Artist (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division and 11th halfway, never a factor, no impression in moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 16l behind Crystal Earth (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Aug.
Datanarra (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden into 2nd over 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd closing stages final furlong, 3rd of 17, 2l behind Beau Satchel (8-13) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65.
Nine Bean Rows (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no extra under 2f out, weakened, last of 13, 25l behind Danseur De Feu (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Art Show 25-1 (7-11) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in rear oiver 2f out, no impression, 10th of 11, 22l behind Wexford Opera (10-1) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Togoville (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, ridden 4f out and no extra entering straight, eased final 2f, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Wither Hills (9-10) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Mar.
Oor Jock (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 6th 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 20, 2 1/4l behind Above The Law (8-13) at Navan 6f hcp 47-65 gd.