Spring Focus probably just found dropping back to a mile against him at Galway and though running well enough to be considered he's now 10lb higher than his winning effort. NANCY ROSE looked a progressive filly when scoring over this trip on soft ground in May so it was a surprise to see her over 7f at the Curragh on Sunday. She'll be better for that run and is taken to get back on the winning trail. Gone Viral is another making a quick reappearance after that Curragh meeting and he ran a fine race to finish runner-up over a mile, staying on strongly and suggesting this trip would be within his compass. Jim Bolger has been unable to get a race out of Muileata though it hasn't been for the want of trying and all of her recent placed efforts have been on fast ground so tonight's conditions could enable her to finally get off the mark.
Knights Templar (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Held up, took keen hold, dropped to last over 2f out, soon no extra,, last of 9, 12l behind Baraweez (9-2) at Galway 7f hcp.
Prince Jock (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Led, headed after 2f, ridden and lost place halfway, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 9, 6l behind Castle Guest (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug '13.
Spring Focus (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 3f out, ridden over 2f out, disputed briefly under 1f out, 2nd and no extra final 150 yards, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Sophie's World (8-9) at Galway 1m 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Balmont Belle (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Prominent early, ran 3rd, ridden under 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Shell House (9-13) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gf in Jul.
Stradater (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along and dropped to rear 3f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 11, 14l behind Miller Beach (8-10) at Naas 1m app hcap.
Nancy Rose (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Port Merrion (9-0) at Curragh 7f hcp sft.
Gone Viral (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden and progress 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on well into 2nd final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind No Dominion (9-1) at Curragh 1m hcp sft.
Muileata (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Ran 4th, pushed along approaching straight, under pressure and went 2nd 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Mr Snagsby (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul.
Bobby's Heart (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, brought wide entering straight, pushed along 2f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Local Flier (8-7) at Leopardstown 6f 3yo hcp.