MARCHESE MARCONI isn't a stable star but he's useful enough at this level and has an easy victory over this course to his credit. He should be good enough though with Tony Martin still in good form Undertheboardwalk, who makes his debut on the Flat and hasn't been seen since scoring over fences last June, has to be respected in receipt of so much weight. Admiral Barry finished in front of the selection at the Galway Festival when receiving 8lb so on today's terms has to be a threat despite not having the same scope. Dimona hasn't shown much for two years and He's Our Man has been running over fences though does have Katie Walsh in the saddle.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 5-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders mainly 4th, headway to challenge approaching straight and led under 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wexford 2m am stks (4yo+) gd beating Pique Sous (11-7) by hd, 5 ran.
Admiral Barry (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 10, 18l behind Crystal Earth (8-10) at Tramore 2m hcp gd.
He's Our Man (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, ridden in 7th over 2f out and soon no impression on easy winner, no extra, 7th of 13, 17l behind Cardinal Palace (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up, 8th halfway, moderate 7th 3 out, went 4th entering straight and good headway approaching last, challenged between horses to lead late run-in, cosily, won at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in Jun '12 beating Claragh Native (10-4) by 1l, 11 ran.
Dimona (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, last of 14, well behind Captainofthefleet (8-9) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 sft in May.