Spirit Of Concorde has clearly had his problems since making a promising debut at Navan just under a year ago. That third is the best form on offer in this but his yard has yet to really hit form whereas MISS EKATERINA hails from a stable already flying. Jim Bolger's filly has been off the track even longer and is fitted with a hood on her reappearance but she could just find the improvement to take this. Kalaroa was second to Euphrasia, who runs earlier in the card, at the Curragh in October but was beaten eight lengths while Somewhere was almost 10 lengths behind the winner over 2m at Dundalk in February.
Abou Ben (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear for most, no impression from before 2 out, 14th of 18, well behind Drive Time (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr '12.
Curley Bill (IRE) 6-5fav (11-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, some headway to go 4th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression early straight, no extra and dropped to 6th run-in, 6th of 12, 13l behind Way Up In The Air (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Who Own You (IRE) Imperial Ballet gelding out of Skatt.
Moreece (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Waited with, wide straight, soon no impression, 12th of 14, 19l behind Saga Eiger (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Feb.
Shalaman (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 18l behind Sun On The Run (9-2) at Cork 6f mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Spirit of Concorde 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, 2nd and pressed leader 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Karatash (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Apr '12.
Nurse Ryan (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 8, 27l behind Lily's Angel (9-4) at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Oct.
Kalaroa (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up, 7th straight, progress on stand's side 1 1/2f out, stayed on into moderate 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Euphrasia (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f fll mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Miss Ekaterina (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th halfway, 3rd entering straight, ridden and no impression in 2nd from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Betterbetterbetter (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr '12.
Somewhere 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along over 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 10l behind Pique Sous (9-11) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Feb.