Gordon Elliott has acquired Better Part Of Me after his victory in a point-to-point last month and he's expected to go well. Cut Loose showed enough promise on his Roscommon debut to be sent off favourite at Limerick but was never travelling and was beaten a long way. NEWS FOR PASCAL won twice between the flags and made a very encouraging return to Rules with a close fourth in a much stronger race than this at Fairyhouse last month. That should have done him good and he should prove good enough. Mount Corkish Girl did better on her second start at Wexford and her allowance can see her in the frame.
Better Part Of Me (IRE) 2-1 (12-2) Rcd 4th, 2nd 3out, ld 2out, clr adv last, chall close home, held on, won at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Quiet Account (12-2) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Cut Loose (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, no impression approaching straight, 10th of 16, 27l behind Voluptueux (11-5) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
News For Pascal (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Free Expression (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr.
California Desert (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 15, 12l behind Miles To Memphis (11-9) at Ayr 2m NH flat (3) gs in Apr.
Heavenly Star (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 5f out, weakened, 10th of 11, well behind Most Peculiar (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat sft in Mar.
Jumping Juju (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inner, lost place and dropped to rear 6f out, poor 18th entering straight, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 11th of 20, 21l behind Uncle Danny (11-7) at Punchestown 2m.
Mount Corkish Girl (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outer and took keen hold, rapid headway to lead at halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Josephine Marcus (10-13) at Wexford 2m sft in Apr.