Young apprentice Robbie Downey has been making a name for himself in recent weeks and takes over the reins on board FLEET CAPTAIN, who had been running well on Turf before being caught close home by the in-form Doc Holliday last week - compensation should be forthcoming here. Chillie Billie is still a maiden after 25 career starts but looked as though that elusive victory was around the corner when a good third three weeks ago. Tetard has shown enough ability in maidens to suggest she can get competitive on her handicap debut and she holds Mr Bounty on latest running.
Fleet Captain 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden entering straight, progress wide 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, headed final 100 yards and no extra, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Doc Holliday (8-12) at Dundalk 7f stks (0-75) pol.
Rashfa 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 9th over 2f out, no impression, 10th of 12, 12l behind High Net Worth (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Mr Bounty 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division on outer, progress 3f out, ridden 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Under Review (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Tetard (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and soon no impression in 4th, no extra from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 8l behind Dusty In Memphis (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Eljowzah (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up, headway under pressure over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 8, 4l behind Daniel Thomas (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
India Gitana (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Raced wide around 1st bend and led after 2f, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 9th of 13, 12l behind Snow Scene (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Calling You (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 8th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 5l behind Longfield Lad (9-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Chillie Billie 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Under Review (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
King's Bastion (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Towards rear early, soon mid-division, ridden towards rear over 3f out, weakened, 11th of 14, 37l behind Timjoe (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Always towards raer, pushed along halfway and soon no extra, 11th of 13, 10l behind Majestic Timeline (10-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol.
Cobblers Cove (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 11th of 14, 12l behind Under Review (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Yourallheart (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, keen hold, always towards rear, 13th of 14, 27l behind Vasanta Navaratri (9-10) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.