BOSSTIME went off favourite on his belated debut in a moderate contest here last month but ran very green. He should have come on enough for the experience to take this. Instruct, who fell over hurdles at Thurles last month, has shown some potential in his two starts on this track while Runaiocht has done much better since tackling tonight's trip and hasn't been beaten far in handicaps on his two latest starts. The remaining quartet have shown virtually nothing.
Bosstime (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, 3rd entering straight, ridden to lead narrowly 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, joined under 1f out, ran green under pressure inside final furlong and bumped rail, headed close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Palace Of Winds (9-2) at Dundalk 1m pol in Jan.
Instruct (USA) 33-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, closer in 4th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Hareth (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Pipe Band (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up, mainly 6th, ridden and no extra 4f out, weakened, 6th of 7, 49l behind Herons Heir (11-7) at Wexford 2m N H flat sft in Oct.
Runaiocht (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 3rd for much, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Hilary (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Sopotsomespot (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Went right leaving stalls and very slowly away, in rear, some progress 3f out, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, kept on one paced, 5th of 11, 12l behind Shield (9-12) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Jan.
Undecided (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Dwelt and in rear early, pulled hard and rapid headway into 2nd after 3f, weakened from 4f out, 6th of 7, 36l behind Stepping Down (8-9) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Aug.
Elzamay (IRE) 100-1 (9-11) Prominent and took keen hold on outer early, soon chased leaders in 5th, 6th into straight, no extra from 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind Political Policy (9-2) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.