It was a surprise to see Velvet Band racing over 1m3f at Dundalk as she had been confined to much shorter trips when with Paul Cole last season. That was her first start for Ger Lyons and improvement can be expected. After a promising reappearance at Dundalk, Andantino started favourite at Leopardstown but appeared to find a mile on the short side and struggled home behind Book Of Numbers. NON TISCORDARDIME didn't show much in his opening campaign but it was a different matter on his return to action here where he was always travelling nicely and had something to spare at the finish. He's up 9lbs here but may still be ahead of the handicapper. Lyle Lady produced her best efforts in testing conditions last term and is unlikely to get them here.
Enjoy Your Life (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Bashir Biyoum Zain (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.
Bun Oir (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, wide straight, effort on far rail over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Agony And Ecstasy (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Lyle Lady (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Prominent, close 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 16, 19l behind Ghetto Gospel (8-4) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-70 gf in Apr.
Velvet Band 10-1 (8-8) Always last, ridden from 3f out, no impression from 2f out, last of 5, 8l behind Puncher Clynch (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Apr.
Andantino (USA) 7-2fav (9-3) Rear of mid-division, ridden from halfway, no impression straight, 8th of 17, 10l behind Book Of Numbers (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Apr.
Fancy Footwork (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outer, 11th approaching straight, kept on from over 1f out without threatening, 8th of 18, 6l behind Smoky Cloud (8-13) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-70 in Oct.
Ibelieveinmiracles (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, 7th into straight, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Wit And Wisdom (9-3) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Non Tiscordardime 10-1 (8-10) Disputed lead, led early straight, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Apr beating Man In Black (8-6) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Macnas (USA) 13-2 (9-9) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden halfway, weakened straight, 11th of 16, 12l behind Non Tiscordardime (8-10) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
Luddenmore (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened from 2 1/2f out, 11th of 17, 11l behind Book Of Numbers (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Apr.
Silent Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, 10th on inner when badly hampered 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Central Moves (9-7) at Dundalk 6f Handicap (47-70) (3yo) pol in Mar.
Goldarover (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 4th 3f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 28l behind Cheval Rouge (8-4) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo hcp 50-80 sft in Aug.
Sailors Warn (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on outer into 7th approaching straight, no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 6l behind Smoky Cloud (8-13) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-70 in Oct.
Big In Japan (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Towards rear, no impression from 3f out, 12th of 17, 12l behind Book Of Numbers (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Apr.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Rear of mid-division on inner, 7th approaching straight, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Hepburn (8-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Sichuan Province (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 11l behind Petit Chou (9-0) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (47-70) (3yo) pol in Mar.
Swordmaster 14-1 (9-4) Disputed lead, ridden and headed early straight, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 3l behind Non Tiscordardime (8-10) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
Grace And Virtue (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Disputed lead, narrowly headed over 2f out, no extra from 1f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind Hepburn (8-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Bespoke Baby (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 17l behind Airspace (10-1) at Navan 5f mdn stks gf in Apr.