Fiosrach began the campaign on a very lowly mark and made a successful handicap debut at Limerick. He returned to winning ways at Cork last time but, in between, had been well beaten behind today's rival HARLEY'S HARLEY and it's Arthur Moore's charge who should have the advantage again and take this despite a 7lb rise. Versilia Gal is 2lb lower than her last winning mark while the lightly-raced Shipyard ran well over 6f at the Curragh and this is his trip. Soft ground and this trip are ideal for Kanes Pass but Connacht Council has done better in faster conditions. Melvin The Grate's only two victories have come on Polytrack.
Talitha Kum (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In rear, some headway in 11th 2f out, soon switched right, ran on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Intensical (8-6) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 in Apr.
Shipyard (USA) 8-1 (9-8) Raced in near side group to halfway where 4th, 3rd under pressure 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 20, 3l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp in Apr.
Melvin The Grate (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Soon tracked leaders, 4th and still travelling smoothly early straight, moderate 3rd and no impression under pressure 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4l behind Intensical (8-6) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 in Apr.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Pushed along to soon lead, drifted slightly left from over 2f out where headed, 3rd 1 1/2f out, soon no impression in 4th, kept on one pace,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 4th of 7, 4l behind Tested (8-13) at Gowran Park 7f fll stks.
Connacht Council (IRE) 4-5fav (9-6) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden on outer 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 7f stks 0-80 pol in Mar.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Pushed along towards rear early, soon chased leaders, 6th early straight, dropped to moderate 7th and kept on one pace from 1f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Intensical (8-6) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 in Apr.
Seal Rock 4-1 (9-5) Chased leader, mid-division halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, 8th of 11, 7l behind Wexford Opera (10-1) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Versilia Gal (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, 4th halfway, driven in 6th under 2f out, kept on for 4th final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Wexford Opera (10-1) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Fiosrach (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Always prominent, on terms before straight, led 2f out, soon clear, reduced lead but stayed on well close home, won at Cork 1m app hcp 47-70 in Apr beating Indy Gal (9-7) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
In Salutem 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, raced in near side group to halfway, no impression in 16th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 12th of 20, 10l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp in Apr.
Harley's Harley (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and progress under 2f out, 7th over 1f out, ran on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Tipperary 7f hcp sft in Apr beating Diamond Daze (9-10) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Kanes Pass (IRE) 5-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 5, nk behind Sophie's World (7-11) at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp in Apr.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th halfway, driven entering straight, kept on well, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Wexford Opera (10-1) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Carenza (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Towards rear on outer, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Deep Speed (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Princess Aloof (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Raced in 5th, ridden and no impression in 4th 2f out, soon no extra, 4th of 5, 14l behind Elegant Peace (8-7) at Cork 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Apr.
Balmont Blast (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Raced in far side group to halfway where towards rear and ridden, never a factor, 18th of 20, 17l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp in Apr.