Comedic Art hasn't run since scoring at Galway a year ago and may just need this before heading for the Festival again at the end of the month. Chicago likes soft ground but just failed to last out the trip when sent over 1m6f at Bellewstown a week ago. He'll be better suited by the distance of today's race and looks sure to take some beating. HAY POINT showed the benefit of an opening run behind Blue Corner when comfortably seeing off Warwick Avenue at Fairyhouse. There's plenty more to come from John Oxx's filly, who has an entry in a Group 3 next month, and she can continue the fine run of her stable and take this.
Ballyhaunis 6-1 (9-13) Soon chased leaders, 7th over 6f out, kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 13, 7l behind Sky Pilot (8-10) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Comedic Art (IRE) 13-8fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, mainly 3rd, 2nd from 3f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, clear final furlong, stayed on well, won at Galway 1m 4f mdn flls stks gd in Jul '11 beating Landenstown Lady (9-12) by 3l, 8 ran.
Chicago (IRE) 7-4fav (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 4f out, 4th 3f out, closer in 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge and edged left 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind One Cool Shabra (10-11) at Bellewstown 1m 6f Amateur Handicap (60-90) (3yo+) sft.
Tantalising (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 3rd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Princeton Plains (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Hay Point (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, soon led and bumped, kept on well closing stages, drifted left close home, won at Fairyhouse 1m 4f mdn stks sft in Jun beating Warwick Avenue (9-5) by 2l, 12 ran.
Fancy Socks (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Chased leader, led after 4f, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Blackstairmountain (11-0) at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) hvy.