Yulong Xiongba scraped home on easy ground at Galway at the start of the month but is a couple of pounds higher here and might not enjoy today's quicker conditions. RULE THE WAVES has been running well without winning but the drop into handicap company could change all that and he's fancied to give the weight to Tipperary third Cruidin and Soebroto, disappointing last time at Fairyhouse. Red Haired Mary was third in a Gowran nursery but still looks too high in the weights.
Rule The Waves (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 2f out, checked briefly over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Success Days (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn.
Yulong Xiongba (IRE) 9-2 (8-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, went 2nd 1f out, kept on well under pressure to lead final 50 yards, won at Galway 7f 2yo hcp beating Intense Style (9-5) by hd, 5 ran.
Cruidin (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress straight and 2nd over 1f out, 3rd and no impression final 150 yards, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Fields Of May (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks gf.
Red Haired Mary (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden in 8th entering straight, closer 6th 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind The Ice Meister (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo hcp.
Soebroto (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon in rear and reminder, under pressure 3f out, edged right early straight, soon switched left and no impression, 7th 2f out, no extra and eased closing stages, 7th of 8, 12l behind Agnes Stewart (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Gainmill Lady (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, 3rd halfway, pushed along and short of room in 7th under 2f out, no extra, 8th of 12, 12l behind Little Rooster (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jul.
Quick Sketch (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Towards rear, pushed along before halfway where 9th, 8th over 2f out, wide into straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 5l behind Vocal Nation (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft.