LEAGUE OF NATIONS attempted to make all at Navan but was caught in the closing stages over that 1m2f trip. This should prove ideal and he can lead all the way. Lake Louise is 12lb higher than when last successful but has generally run well and won't go down without a fight. Henry Higgins hasn't really got his act together and would prefer better ground while Silky Pyrus was beaten 9l into second at Cork though that was over 1m4f. Kiss Goodnight looked as though she needed further when staying on over this trip at Gowran last month.
League Of Nations (IRE) 2-1fav (9-9) Attempted to make all, ridden from 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, headed and no extra close home, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Cyclone (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp.
Good On Numbers (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Lost considerable ground at start, towards rear, headway into 9th and ridden 2f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 13l behind Safe Home (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
Lake Louise (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In rear, last and ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Alive Alive Oh (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1).
Henry Higgins (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Keen hold early, soon chased leaders, closer in 3rd before straight where raced towards outer, challenged 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace 1f out, 4th of 9, 4l behind Morning With Ivan (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Apr.
Silky Pyrus (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, joined approaching straight and headed 3f out, 3rd and no chance with winner under 2f out, kept on one pace under pressure to regain moderate 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Say (9-0) at Cork 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn sft.
Kiss Goodnight (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 10th 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Lucky Kitten (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
Hazy Days 16-1 (9-5) Checked early and in rear, came wide entering straight and soon pushed along, no extra from 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Big Whiskey (9-2) at Naas 7f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.