SPACIOUS SKY has shown nothing in two starts over timber but with his stable still flying the former French Flat winner is given the nod in this moderate opener. Knightsone makes his debut over hurdles with a penalty for his bumper success at Roscommon and should make a hurdler while Wot A Shot will enjoy the fast conditions better than most and also has a Flat victory to his credit. The filly Dayrina has decent form to her credit but hardly ever races on ground this quick and Sue And Isi ran very poorly at Roscommon after a promising debut.
Knightsone (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no impression on winner over 1f out, soon dropped to 5th, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Merrion Row (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat.
Spacious Sky (USA) 25-1 (11-4) Always rear, never a factor, no threat from 3 out, 17th of 20, 38l behind Treacy Hotels Boy (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Wot A Shot (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Waited with in rear, still last and niggled along before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 8, 13l behind Line View (11-0) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul.
Desert Roe (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Soon well off pace towards rear, never a factor, last of 11, 48l behind Milt Yarberry (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd.
Hello Humpfrey (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Led early, tracked leader when hampered 2nd, dropped to rear halfway, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind South South West (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft in Dec.
Dayrina (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 2nd when slight mistake 4th, under pressure in 4th when bad mistake 2 out, soon lost place and eased, 12th of 16, 42l behind Gentleman Duke (11-12) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gs.
Sue And Isi (IRE) 5-2 (11-3) Settled in rear of mid-division, never a factor, moderate 10th early straight, no extra under 2f out, 13th of 17, well behind Katie T (10-12) at Roscommon 2m mares n h flat gf in Jul.