Bramante is a progressive type who scored over the C&D before running very well from a 9lb higher mark where he would have finished closer but for being impeded. View From The Top was just over 4l behind him when totally unfancied and under tonight's terms has a good chance of reversing the form. Captain Henry has run moderately since his victory here in November and he'll need to improve but FIRST FRIDAY looks the one to be on. Paul Hennessy's charge has been gradually improving since sent to race here and was unfortunate to be caught in the shadow of the post by the prolific Mutasareb a fortnight ago.
Bramante 13-8fav (9-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th under 2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind General Bunching (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Distinguish (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 7f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 17l behind Crossword (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Beart (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Never a factor, driven along in rear entering straight, last of 13, 25l behind Words Of Wisdom (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70 gd in Jun.
Cave Artist (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Flavia Tatiana (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind General Bunching (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Captain Henry (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, 10th 2f out, ridden into 7th under 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Mutasareb (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 14, 16l behind Mutasareb (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
View From The Top 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bramante (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Golden Monica (USA) 33-1 (8-5) Never a factor, last of 15, 31l behind Black N Brew (10-0) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Miss Formidable (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden approaching straight and soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 13, 17l behind Salam Alaykum (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.
First Friday (IRE) 4-1 (8-3) Led and strongly pressed, ridden to assert entering straight, headed 1f out, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Mutasareb (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Midnight Show (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out, soon no extra, 8th of 13, 22l behind Green To Gold (9-9) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.