David Wachman has won this three times in the past five years so Hazy Days may be capable of better than he's shown to date. Illustrate, who cost 700,000gns, didn't make much of an impression behind stablemate Francis Of Assisi here in October and has no fancy entries nor does MONTFERRAT, though it's Jim Bolger's charge who gets the vote. He started a short-priced favourite on his debut at Cork but was beaten by his stablemate Sun On The Run. With that under his belt, he's taken to gain compensation. Fairy Foxglove started off well behind Super Sling at Dundalk but Lake District looks a bigger threat as he's tried in blinkers after a disappointing run at Gowran.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Soon close up and disputed lead, went a bit wide into straight, headed and drifted left from 2f out, went back towards rail and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Rapid Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd.
Illustrate (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, some progress and ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 12l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Lake District 5-2fav (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, drifted towards outer from 2f out, soon carried further wide, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 14, 5l behind Rapid Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd.
Montferrat (IRE) 6-5fav (9-5) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead 1f out, soon challenged, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Sun On The Run (9-2) at Cork 6f mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Speedway Cass (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Golden Mask.
Danseur De Feu (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Ugo Fire.
Fairy Foxglove (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, headed under 1f out, went clear 2nd close home, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Super Sling (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Mar.
Ramsa (FR) Shamardal filly out of Value Of Time.