It wasn't the strongest of maidens in which New Atalanta finished a close third behind Strandhill at Roscommon but she stayed on nicely over that 7f and begins her handicap career on a fair mark. Aoibhinn has only won once in 15 outings but appears to like some give in the ground and is 3lbs lower than when a very good third in a handicap on soft going at the Curragh in October. Polly Ella is 8lbs higher than when scoring on fast going at Bellewstown while the veteran Market Minstrel ran poorly at Listowel last month. In an extremely trappy contest, OBAMA'S BABY is taken to win this under her experienced rider as she ran well enough on her reappearance at Gowran in April to suggest there is some improvement to come and she will like the conditions.
Aoibhinn 8-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden on outer and some progress straight, kept on without threatening to go 3rd without threatening leaders final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind College Scholar (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp 50-75 gf.
Cullofane (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Slowly away and never a factor, 10th of 14, 12l behind Option Be (9-6) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-60 gf.
Denis Of Kerry (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, no impression straight, 10th of 14, 14l behind Cabin Point (8-8) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Demo Jo 25-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Fammi Sognare (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f app hcp 47-70 gf.
Polly Ella (IRE) 9-2fav (9-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 9l behind My St Clair (10-0) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (47-60) (3yo+) pol.
Apollo Springs (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Led after 2f, headed 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 24l behind Polly Ella (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gf.
Acushladear (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 8th 2f out, ridden to go 5th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, eased closing stages, 5th of 14, 9l behind Option Be (9-6) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-60 gf.
New Atalanta (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Prominent early, soon towards rear, ridden into 5th from 2f out, kept on without reaching 1st 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Strandhill (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 3yo fll stks gf in Jun.
Rio Branston (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Towards rear, no impression from 3f out, some headway 2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 23l behind Ladytown (8-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll hcp 50-80 fm in Jun.
Marial Bai (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In rear on outer, pushed along halfway, weakened straight, last of 13, 29l behind Majestic Dancer (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gf in May.
Man Of Aran 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, dropped to moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, 10th of 14, 18l behind Happy Moments (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
An Mhi (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on inner, 5th halfway, ridden and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 5l behind My St Clair (10-0) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (47-60) (3yo+) pol.
Fastnowfast (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Option Be (9-6) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-60 gf.
Magic Potion (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon ridden in rear, never a factor, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 17l behind Fandango Boy (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Market Minstrel (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division throughout, never a factor, 11th of 16, 16l behind Jeangeorges (9-1) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Fiona's Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th and no extra 2f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 18l behind Bold Thady Quill (9-7) at Fairyhouse 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Rose Bed (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Pressed leader in close 2nd, 3rd early straight, no extra from under 2f out, soon no extra, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 23l behind Humor Me Rene (9-6) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 fm in Jun.
Obama's Baby (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Held up in touch, progress on outer 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Non Tiscordardime (8-10) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.
Mnarani (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders and keen, effort over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 48l behind Timocracy (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
First Symphony (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, lost place from 4f out, weakened from 3f out, last of 11, 34l behind Ladytown (8-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll hcp 50-80 fm in Jun.
Denny Crane 9-4fav (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on inner approaching straight, went 4th 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on well final furlong without reaching winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Strandfield Lady (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 2f app hcp 50-75 gd.