Sister Slew attracted good supported yesterday for her run here last night so the result should be monitored as she is on a very fair mark. SRETAW finished runner-up for the fifth time in succession here on Tuesday but there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with her resolution and today's extra furlong could bring about a change of fortune with Gary Halpin's claim hopefully enough to get her home at last. Northern Rocked scored over 7f at the fixture last year and has been lightly-raced subsequently. He's only 2lb higher and he'll be primed and ready to go despite a big weight. Laviniad looks well handicapped and could be suited by this drop in trip but Castle Bar Sling hasn't won for three years, though he's now on a 25lb lower mark.
Northern Rocked (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Led, headed after 2f, ridden and dropped to 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra, 5th of 6, 7l behind Burn The Boats (9-12) at Navan 1m hcp gf.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Held up in touch in last, went 5th when slipped on bend entering straight, ridden in last 3f out, 4th on outer 1 1/2f out, improved into 2nd under 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Vector Force (9-4) at Naas 1m hcp gf.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Raced mainly in 2nd, ridden to challenge over 2f out and soon disputed, headed 1 1/2f out and and kept on same pace inside final furlong, dropped to 4th on line, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Stay De Night (9-5) at Killarney 1m stks 0-90 gd.
Sretaw (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th and ridden entering straight, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Surreal (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd.
No Dominion (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held near finish, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Ted's Brother (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Safe Home (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden in rear halfway, no impression and weakened, tailed off, last of 8, 30l behind Teocht (9-13) at Killarney 1m hcp gd.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and disputed lead 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd under 1f out, kept on close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Kanes Pass (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll hcp gf.
Shalamzar (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Settled 3rd, dropped to 6th after 4f, ridden over 3f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Mm Dazzler (10-7) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd in Jun.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Truly Delightful (9-9) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f stks 0-80.
Empresario (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Chased leaders in 5th, pushed along and dropped to rear approaching straight, no threat from 2f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Rich Coast (9-13) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Laviniad (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Ran 5th, 4th 3f out, ridden and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Panama Hat (9-8) at Naas 1m 2f hcp gf.
Hasanour (USA) 8-1 (9-11) In rear, ridden and came wide entering straight in 13th, driven under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind The Dancing Lord (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf.
Our Max 14-1 (9-3) Missed break, soon 10th, ridden in 10th approaching straight, 9th 2f out, no further headway, 9th of 14, 9l behind The Dancing Lord (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf.
Sister Slew (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression in 9th 2f out, stayed on into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gd.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, pressed leaders close home, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Teocht (9-13) at Killarney 1m hcp gd.
Refractor (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Elusive Prince (10-0) at Killarney 1m hcp gd.