CASBAH ROCK has won twice recently so it's no surprise to find him 8lb higher than for his latest success which came over 1m2f at the Curragh. Ger Lyons puts a claimer on board and the move can pay off, especially as Keep It Cool was a very fortunate winner over Cry For The Moon here last time and is closely matched with Regresa A Mi on that form. Clare Glen likes soft ground and has yet to be placed in five starts on Polytrack while prolific winner Erinjay has never raced beyond 1m2f and has been scoring in plating company in the UK.
Clare Glen (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Led, headed after 1f, chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 13l behind Aladdins Cave (9-10) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcap gf in Aug.
Erinjay (IRE) 2-1fav (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Troopingthecolour (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Keep It Cool (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 6th on outer halfway, good headway early straight to lead 2f out, strongly pressed from 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, held on, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Apr beating Cry For The Moon (9-2) by hd, 13 ran.
Bashkirov 11-1 (9-12) Chased leaders on inner, 5th halfway, ridden early straight, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 13, 7l behind Keep It Cool (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Casbah Rock (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Soon led and made virtually all, strongly pressed from over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, all out, won at Curragh 1m 2f stks gf beating High Vintage (10-0) by hd, 15 ran.
Regresa A Mi (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along early straight, went 7th 1f out, kept on under pressure, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Keep It Cool (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Chebona Bula 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear, some headway on outer early straight, went 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 3l behind Keep It Cool (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Galakina (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 15, 19l behind Casbah Rock (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f stks gf.
Mosman Park (FR) 16-1 (9-6) Always behind, last of 15, 29l behind Casbah Rock (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f stks gf.