Shifting had some decent form last year and has faced stiff tasks in his two runs this campaign so could go well at a fair price. Topadee won here and at Laytown last year but is now on a high enough mark while Amazing Star will have found heavy going against him over the track and trip last time. However, he was a long way behind STAR LINKS on that occasion and the winner has since run well over a shorter trip at Naas so looks the one to be on. Golden Shoe has been very consistent at Dundalk but is 8lb higher than for his latest success.
Gunner Lindley (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 2f out and no extra in 6th from well over 1f out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft in Apr.
Shifting (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Waited with, niggled along in 3rd over 4f out, wide and challenged straight, dropped to last and no extra 1f out, last of 4, 8l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f stks gd in Apr.
Beat The Ballot (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 10l behind Wrekin Rock (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Mar.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Raced 2nd, ridden to dispute lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and no extra over 1f out, 4th of 8, 3l behind He's Got Rhythm (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Mar.
Star Links (USA) 9-1 (8-8) Reluctant to enter stalls, tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out but no impression on winner final furlong, dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft in Apr.
Measured Approval (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Held up, 5th 2 1/2f out, progress into close 4th 1 1/2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 11l behind Madeira Girl (8-0) at Curragh 1m App hcp hvy in Oct.
The Giving Tree (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear 2f out, no extra, 8th of 10, 16l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 60-100 sft in Apr.
Topadee (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) In rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on one paced, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Amazing Star (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden into 7th 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 16l behind Star Links (9-3) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr.
Jackemil (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on outer, close up on outer entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 10, 4l behind Ondeafears (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp sft in Apr.
King Oliver 12-1 (8-9) Prominent early, tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, ridden and well beaten 3f out, last of 10, 45l behind Code Of Honor (9-7) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.