In Salutem has only run on this track and though well beaten on his only start over the trip he's been staying on over shorter. Rockabilly Riot was a short-priced favourite here a month ago but couldn't cope with Diocesan Policy with Reckless Lad, who was making his debut, not far behind. COQUETTE NOIR has progressed with each run and was caught right on the line over this trip at Gowran. She looks the one to be on though Elusive Ice made her debut over the track and trip in November and was only caught in the shadow of the post.
General Brook (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Danse Grecque.
In Salutem 7-1 (9-5) Led and attempted to make all, ridden under 2f out and strongly pressed 1f out, headed 100 yards out and kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Master Speaker (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Reckless Lad (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Dwelt, waited with off slow pace, switched in 4th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Diocesan Policy (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Apr.
Rockabilly Riot (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Led at slow pace, joined 1 1/2f out, headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Diocesan Policy (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Apr.
Coquette Noire (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Soon tracked leaders, improved travelling nicely over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge and on terms, stayed on well final furlong, just denied, 2nd of 14, ns behind Rapid Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.
Elusive Ice (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, chased leaders approaching straight, got in the clear over 1f out and soon challenged in 2nd, every chance inside final furlong and got to the front well inside last, not match winner near line, 2nd of 14, hd behind Queen Of The Sand (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Nov.
Jan Jeffer 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 14, 22l behind Sinaniya (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Jun.
Merciful Hour (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon no impression, eased final furlong, 10th of 14, 16l behind Our Manekineko (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Shunned 10-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, weakened from halfway, 10th of 11, 35l behind Pop Art (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Oct.
Times In Anatefka (IRE) 80-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed entering straight, soon weakened quickly, 13th of 16, 33l behind Tobann (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks sft in Apr.