HANKY PANKY missed a good opportunity last week and the classic entry will be very difficult to beat despite a surprise defeat by Mizzava at Limerick where she probably found the ground a bit too testing. She should make amends as Sharp Crisp Air was beaten a long way into second by An Saincheann at Gowran and the winner has been well beaten subsequently. Morga wasn't disgraced in a Listed contest at Navan last week and Jim Bolger's filly looks certain to have come on for that run but the remainder make little appeal.
Gooey (IRE) (8-11) 98th of 16, 10l behind Shirocco Storm (9-5) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2f 4yo hcp fbs in Apr '12.
Harmonie (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, weakened 3f out, 11th of 13, 26l behind Civil War (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Boronia (IRE) Dalakhani filly out of Mount Eliza.
Boule De Neige (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up, lost touch from 2 1/2f out, soon trailing, 6th of 8, 36l behind Magician (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Hanky Panky (IRE) 9-10fav (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along to lead 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed last 50 yards and no extra, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Mizzava (9-0) at Limerick 7f 3yo fll mdn sft in Apr.
Jan Jeffer 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, moderate 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 7l behind In Salutem (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol.
Morga (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd and took keen hold early, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Alive Alive Oh (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1).
Nabat Sultan 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on stands' rail, 5th halfway, soon ridden and no extra from 2f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, last of 9, 24l behind Rawaaq (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn sft in Jun.
Palace Art (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Palace Star.
Sharp Crisp Air (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and went 2nd entering straight, soon ridden and no impression on winner, kept on same pace in 2nd from 2f out, 2nd of 13, 13l behind An Saincheann (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Apr.
Slipper Satin (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along halfway and no threat from 2f out, 12th of 16, 14l behind Johnny Lynch (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks sft.
Swordfishtrombones (IRE) Jeremy filly out of Distant Piper.
Truly Madly (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra from over 1f out, 9th of 18, 14l behind Sassaway (8-12) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 sft.
Voice Of A Curlew (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Levanto (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.