After beating King Of The Romans on his racecourse debut last August, Muaanid has failed to find the expected improvement and was well beaten when tackling good ground at Fairyhouse a month ago. He'll need to get back to his best if he's to see off the attentions of RAIN GOD, who has thrived since facing quick ground and though taking a step-up in class should complete the hat-trick. Hot Bed has scored twice at Dundalk but not on Turf though he finished in front of Muaanid at Fairyhouse so it could be Campanology who offers more of a threat as he's been competing in some very tough handicaps since scoring at Newmarket for Richard Hannon last June.
Hot Bed (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Banna Boirche (9-9) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gd in Jun.
Macbeth (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Settled towards rear, still travelling well in 11th over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 14, 10l behind Sir Ector (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f hcp gs in Jun.
Billyford (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, late headway in 10th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 13, 1l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Apr.
Campanology 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear stands' side, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, never dangerous, 15th of 27, 9l behind Lightning Cloud (8-13) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Muaanid 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division early, headway into 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 11l behind Banna Boirche (9-9) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gd in Jun.
Rain God (USA) 5-2fav (10-1) Made all, went clear 3f out, soon ridden, reduced advantage 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Naas 1m 3yo hcp gf beating Mordanmijobsworth (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Royal Blue Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Waited with towards rear, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 15th of 21, 8l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.