COPPER DOCK has only won once in 31 starts on turf but has dropped to a fair mark as a consequence. He's returned to action with two very good efforts in tough handicaps and looks ready to regain the winning thread. Good Shot Noreen was made favourite for her handicap debut at Navan last month and though slightly disappointing she's probably capable of better. One Of Three returned to form with a shock victory over the C&D last week and, though inconsistent, can't be ruled out from just 5lb higher. With Ger Lyons' horses in tremendous form it may not be too much of a problem that Polly Floyer hasn't run since landing a Wolverhampton maiden for Walter Swinburn in November and a mark of 61 may prove to be lenient.
Eur Elusive (IRE) 16-1 (7-8) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden on outer to go 5th 2f out, kept on under pressure, no impression well inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Six of Hearts (9-13) at Naas 7f hcp gf.
Copper Dock (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 27, 4 1/2l behind Queenie Keen (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
Some Slam (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Slowly away, towards rear, moderate 9th 4f out, moderate 7th 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 7th of 11, 11l behind Apt Manor (10-2) at Tramore 1m 6f ladies mdn stks gf.
Essexbridge 11-1 (9-9) Prominent, 3rd over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 28l behind Blackwitch Woman (9-12) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 gd.
Takeover Bid (USA) 16-1 (9-11) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Bubbly Bellini (8-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol in Mar.
Sassaway (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Mid-division, badly hampered early, no impression 2f out, 12th of 16, 18l behind Solent Ridge (9-6) at Wexford 1m app hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Good Shot Noreen (IRE) 5-1fav (8-12) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Measured Approval (9-1) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in May.
One Of Three (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Soon chased leaders in 6th, closed under pressure in 4th over 1f out, stayed on well to lead near finish, won at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd beating Mrs Batt (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Polly Floyer 4-6fav (8-12) Soon led, ridden clear clear over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating La Chemme (8-13) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, 11th before halfway, closed from 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind One Of Three (9-7) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd.
San Jose City (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, 14th of 15, 13l behind Geraldines Lass (9-3) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf in May.
Almadaa 4-1 (9-8) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure from 2f out, 9th of 11, 15l behind Orpens Peach (9-8) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-60.
Rio Silver (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Soon raced in 5th, short of room under 3f out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 10l behind Adiynara (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn auc stks in May.
Sacre Fleur (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Statue Of Dreams (9-0) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-75 gf in Apr.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 10th of 27, 10l behind Queenie Keen (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
Byte The Bullet (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Close up, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Amour Fou (8-13) at Cork 5f 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in May.
Landsdowne (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Always prominent, on terms from before straight, headed and kept on without matching 1st 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Orpens Peach (9-8) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-60.