Home Secretary advertised his wellbeing with an excellent run here in April and went one better five days later for which he's been raised 5lb. Runner-up THE BLACK DEVIL has a 4lb pull and, as that was only his sixth start, he's entitled to reverse the form with the winner and is given the nod. Blue Ridge Lane was raised 8lb for his victory in February and has struggled to make an impact subsequently. Magical Moon, who has been hurdling and finished with a flourish over this trip here last time, can get into the frame though should be winning soon over further.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride and towards rear, 11th 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Star Power (9-10) at Dundalk 2m hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Knight Of Bangkok 12-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden into 7th 2f out, 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Fairview Star (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Home Secretary 5-1fav (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden in 7th on outer 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr beating The Black Devil (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 10-1 (9-9) 4th of 5, 21l behind Macbeth (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f stks in Sep.
First Friday (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Led, headed and ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 15l behind Hurricane Sky (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Magical Moon 10-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, 8th entering straight and soon ridden, no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace without troubling leaders to go 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Whatever It Takes (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
The Black Devil (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden to lead under 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Home Secretary (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Indicative (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Asian Wing (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Fellisha (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 5th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Home Secretary (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Aaronkayzo (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened straight, last of 14, 18l behind Shabra Emperor (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Bashkirov 25-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, 9th 5f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 12th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Atlas Peak (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Horsewithnoname (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Star Power (9-10) at Dundalk 2m hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Pacey Outswinger (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Upset in stalls, tracked leaders in 4th, ridden entering straight and 3rd when edged left under pressure over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Whatever It Takes (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Time Travel 20-1 (8-10) 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Asian Wing (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Darraghs Day (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden to go 5th under 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Star Of Aragon (9-7) at Wexford 1m 6f hcp 47-65 in May '12.
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) 12th of 14, 10l behind Asian Wing (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Midsomer Mist (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd entering straight, soon no extra, weakened, 16th of 18, 16l behind Suzette De Bavay (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in May '12.