This longer trip will suit RED ROCKS POINT, a runner-up at Gowran on his handicap bow when only headed close home. The Ballydoyle colt has plenty in hand at the weights with Cosmic Cannonball and Long Journey Home and can return to winning ways. A threat could come from Zafayan given he also has scope for improvement after running well at Down Royal when handicapping for the first time but Karl Kraus looks up against it.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed entering straight, weakening when checked under 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 19l behind Panama Hat (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Cosmic Cannonball (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Dwelt, soon mid-division on inner, ridden in 6th over 2f out, soon switched right, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Carla Bianca (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1).
Karl Kraus 11-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, no extra from early straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 11, 18l behind Dynamite Dixie (9-7) at Limerick 1m mdn stks in Apr.
Red Rocks Point (IRE) 15-8 (9-7) Led, disputed after 1 1/2f, headed after 3f, ridden 3f out, stayed on to narrow lead 2f out, wandered under pressure from over 1f out, disputed from 1f out, 2nd and just held closing stages final furlong, 2nd of 5, nk behind Eighteen Summers (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in Jul.
Zafayan (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, forced wide 4f out, 6th 1 1/2f out, hampered 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Wexford Town (8-13) at Down Royal 1m 3f 3yo hcp gf in Jun.