The veteran Regal Warrior was winning for only the second time when successful here in February. But both wins came over 1m4f and Patrolman is preferred on his course and victory in April. The latter is 6lb higher today but THE BLACK DEVIL can race off the same mark as when second here earlier in the year. Gerard Keane's charge gets the vote on that basis. Flowing Air was still beaten six lengths when runner-up at Sligo while Hazledoc hasn't raced since making the frame over a mile here in December.
Regal Warrior (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon mid-division, headway entering straight, ridden in 3rd 2f out, progress to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Feb beating First Friday (8-11) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
The Black Devil (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd early straight and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Amber Romance (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f stks 0-75 hvy in Apr.
Patrolman (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, 11th 3f out, progress into 9th on outer and ridden 2f out, 5th 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Boronia (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Right Up My Street (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, 12th 4f out, soon ridden and no impression, never a factor, 12th of 16, 16l behind Zeftan (10-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jun.
Flowing Air (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Soon led, pressed 2f out, headed from 1f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Tarziyna (9-0) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Jun.
Bursledon (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway on inner over 1f out, disputing well held 3rd 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Canadian Run (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Master Melody (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Prominent early and ran freely, chased leader in 3rd halfway, closer entering straight, not clear run in 6th 1f out, no extra, 9th of 13, 12l behind Bobskier (10-0) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Bomber Jackson (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Raced mainly in 4th, ridden and improved into 3rd over 2f out, squeezed for room 1f out and kept on same pace closing stages, 5th of 14, 6l behind Pacelli Road (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf.
Mind The Pennies (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Soon mid-division, under pressure to chase leaders from over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 10th of 16, 5l behind Teochrios (9-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Muck 'N' brass (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Prominent early, chased clear leader and moderate 5th halfway, closer early straight, under pressure and no extra from 1f out, eased close home, 12th of 14, 11l behind Clare Harrier (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
General Bunching (USA) 13-2 (8-12) Dwelt, held up, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th close home, 4th of 8, 6l behind Artistic Integrity (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-70 gf.
Hazledoc (IRE) 7-2 (8-1) Tracked leader, challenged straight, gained narrow lead 1 1/2f out, joined inside final furlong, stayed on well, just prevailed, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Dec beating Fight U For It (8-6) by ns, 7 ran.
Age Of Glory 5-1 (9-3) Pushed along to dispute lead early, led 3f out, soon ridden, headed 2f out, weakened, 10th of 14, 11l behind Boronia (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.