Although RAIN GOD only won narrowly at Leopardstown last week he had plenty in hand and it's no surprise to see him reappearing quickly with a penalty. Today's extra furlong should suit and he looks better than an 89-rated handicapper so should complete a quick double. General Brook looks a real threat after his fine handicap debut behind Zalty at Leopardstown and he's another who should make further progress through the ratings. Connacht Council had beaten Zalty over 7f here earlier so has to enter the equation from the bottom of the handicap. Mordanmijobsworth couldn't quite defy a 9lb rise in the weights at Gowran though was only just beaten and is on the upgrade. Daymooma made a winning handicap debut at Ballinrobe and a 5lb rise shouldn't pose too much of a problem.
Rain God (USA) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, travelled well to lead early straight, asserted over 1f out and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, reduced advantage closing stages but held on well, won at Leopardstown 7f App hcp gf beating Little Arrows (9-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
General Brook (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along into 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed close home, shared 2nd on line, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Zalty (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp gf in Jun.
Tropical Mist (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Soon close up, no impression under pressure from under 2f out, 19th of 21, 10l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Daymooma 7-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th over 2f out, stayed on to lead entering straight, veered right 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll mdn stks gd in Jun beating Pastiches (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Kiss Goodnight (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, soon 5th, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Seussical (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp gf in May.
Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Soon chased leaders, moderate 6th approaching straight, ridden into close 5th and challenged from 1f out, kept on final furlong without getting to winner, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Jumbo Steps (9-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-70 gf.
Blue Bullet (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden entering straight, no impression, 7th of 8, 9l behind Lightnin Hopkins (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gd.
Calissa (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, closed to challenge 2f out, on terms over 1f out, led inside final furlong and stayed on well, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Feb beating Sherzam (8-7) by 1l, 13 ran.
Connacht Council (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden early straight, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-4) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo stk 0-75 gf in Jun.