A moderate handicap and tough to fathom. Pirate Cove has shown nothing but makes her handicap debut and with her yard in tremendous form shouldn't be dismissed. Gold Falcon is one of just two course and distance winners but he's 8lb higher than his latest success and has been struggling at the weights. Six Silver Lane is the other with a track and trip victory to his credit but he couldn't handle a 7lb rise for last month's success on a subsequent visit. He had FLARING FORTH and Trans City behind when successful but the latter is better on Turf so it's the former who is handed the vote as she was staying on nicely and has since done even better behind Cheers Buddy. Doux Douce is still a maiden and has climbed the weights without winning and though Maal has won eight races on Turf he's still winless after ten attempts on the all-weather.
Measured Approval (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Soon mid-division, 9th before halfway, switched left from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 11l behind Truly Delightful (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 47-65.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up, 14th before halfway, headway but no impression in moderate 5th 1f out, kept on one pace,5th of 17, 7l behind Truly Delightful (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 47-65.
Maal (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Settled in rear, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, 4th inside final furlong and kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Conan's Rock (9-4) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr.
Master Melody (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Held up, raced towards outer, improved straight, soon ridden to chase leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out,7th of 17, 12l behind Truly Delightful (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 47-65.
Keep Straight (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up, towards rear and no danger from over 1f out, 14th of 16, 9l behind Fiosrach (9-6) at Cork 1m app hcp 47-70 in Apr.
Pirate Cove (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, no impression in 6th from 4f out, kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 14, 23l behind Timikar (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Sep.
Six Silver Lane 11-4fav (9-6) Mid-division on outer, ridden along entering straight, moderate 11th on outer 2f out, some modest progress under pressure final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Cheers Buddy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Doux Douce (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Pushed along early and soon led, 5 lengths clear halfway, reduced advantage approaching straight, ridden 2f out and headed under pressure early final furlong, soon no impression on winner, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Silver Chief (9-9) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Bejeweled (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, dropped behind and no extra from well over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 26l behind Consonance (8-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp.
Indigo Iris (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Soon pushed along in rear of mid-division, under pressure before halfway, 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Doonard Prince (9-5) at Naas 6f app hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Trans City (IRE) 13-2 (8-8) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along 2f out and no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 8l behind Fast On (8-5) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Flaring Forth (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, improved to lead under 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Cheers Buddy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Danmas (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 8th of 13, 8l behind Fiosrach (9-3) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 hvy in Apr.
Fiftyshadesofred (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd on inner 2f out, 3rd 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind General Bunching (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Elusive Leona (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to dispute 1 1/2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Miller Beach (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Datanarra (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression in 7th over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 11l behind Fast On (8-5) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, progress on rail approaching straight and 2nd briefly over 2f out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened, 11th of 15, 21l behind Fast On (8-5) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 in Apr.