Hisaabaat only just failed to catch Ballyadam Brook over this trip at Listowel and should get involved again from a 4lb higher mark. Winning bumper Gusty Rocky battled to victory in a ladies maiden over this trip at Tramore then ran well in a better race at Limerick. BAYAN was a big disappointment when sent to Ripon where he started favourite but his earlier efforts, which included a close third in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham, point to his obvious chances and he looks the one to be on. It's unusual to see Jim Bolger running a seven-year-old, especially one with an absence of more than two years, so Ri An Domhnaigh must be thought capable of paying his way and the market is best watched. Resiliency takes a big leap in trip after landing some big bets in a Down Royal maiden but is at the right end of the handicap and there should be much more to come.
Hisaabaat (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Led early, soon moderate 3rd, driven into 2nd to chase clear leader 3f out, kept on well final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Ballyadam Brook (9-2) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Cebuano 7-2fav (9-7) Chased clear leader and moderate 5th halfway, closer and ridden entering straight, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 5l behind Shake The Bucket (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov.
Gusty Rocky (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Chased leader, closer in 3rd after 4f, ridden to challenge 1f out, no impression on winner final 100 yards and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Marchese Marconi (10-11) at Limerick 2m am stks (4yo+) gd in Jun.
Spacious Sky (USA) 5-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, 5th after 4f, ridden 4f out, no impression leaders final 2f, 6th of 9, 13l behind Mm Dazzler (10-7) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd in Jun.
Bayan (IRE) 11-4fav (8-10) Mid-divison, switched outside 4f out, driven and headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, 8th of 13, 26l behind Angel Gabrial (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Jack Daddy 16-1 (7-8) Chased leader in 3rd, ridden approaching straight and soon lost place, no extra 2f out and weakened, 15th of 18, 21l behind Sir Ector (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Nov.
Stocktons Wing (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Settled towards rear, 9th 4f out, pushed along and no impression in rear early straight, weakened and eased final furlong, last of 11, 43l behind Teocht (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division for most, ridden towards rear 4f out, no impression, 9th of 14, 19l behind Lindenhurst (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd.
Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Waited with, struggling straight until went 3rd under pressure final furlong, no impression, kept on, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Barrow Island (9-0) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gs in May '12.
Resiliency (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Close up and disputed lead, pushed along to challenge from under 3f out, on terms 2f out, gained narrow lead 1f out, strongly pressed and stayed on best closing stages, won at Down Royal 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jun beating Ceoldrama (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Benkei (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 4th over 4f out, no impression when short of room under 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Captain Teemo (8-10) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Sharjah (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Raced mainly in 5th, ridden over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Pacelli Road (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf.