A very tough handicap but SRETAW made such great strides at Gowran that the daughter of Kalanisi is taken to defy an 8lb rise in the weights and complete the double. Little Arrows is consistency personified but hasn't won since last summer and the assessor has been unable to drop him. Stocktons Wing won a Grade 2 hurdle in February and will be warming up for another successful season over timber though he's by no means out of this. Stephen Hero couldn't handle heavy ground at Listowel on his hat-trick attempt and shouldn't be dismissed back on this quicker surface but Irish Reel appeared well suited by that type of ground when running her best race for a while last time.
Stocktons Wing (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Waited with towards rear, improved under pressure to go in pursuit of eventual 2nd from over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong and kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Stuccodor (9-3) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp 60-90 sft in Sep '12.
Manhattan Swing (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and dropped to rear entering straight, weakened, last of 6, well behind Majestic Jasmine (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks gf in Jul.
Revolution (FR) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 22, 2 1/2l behind Campanology (10-0) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Sep.
Teoirim (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division, 13th halfway, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 16th of 18, 12l behind Pique Sous (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 5l behind Shalaman (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Salesin 7-1 (11-11) Close up, disputed halfway, 2nd 7f out, ridden 4f out, no extra in 3rd 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 20l behind Discovery Bay (11-5) at Dundalk 2m am hcp 50-80 pol in Mar '12.
Senyuman (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) A little awkward out of stalls, waited with towards rear, effort on outer from 2f out, soon no impression, 8th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Jazz Girl (10-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp gd in Sep.
Dysios (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 11th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 10th of 13, 12l behind Along Came Casey (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gs in Sep '12.
California Rose 7-1 (9-1) Towards rear and never a factor, 11th entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 6th of 13, 12l behind Modista (9-11) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
Stephen Hero (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Pushed along away from stalls, prominent, ridden in 2nd over 4f out, 3rd into straight, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Stony Grey (8-10) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Little Arrows (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, improved into moderate 4th approaching straight, ridden in moderate 3rd from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Wyoyo (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Voice Of A Curlew (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out, 4th and wide entering straight, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Modista (8-11) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Jun.
Etesian (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, pushed along entering straight and bumped by rival, kept on same pace but no chance with easy winner final furlong, nearly snatched 3rd on line, 4th of 13, 9l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Irish Reel (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Soon led, strongly pressed early straight, headed 1f out and soon no chance with winner, no extra and dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Modista (9-11) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
Truly Delightful (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Keen hold on outer, soon towards rear, no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 11l behind Wyoyo (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Sretaw (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, checked after 3f, 15th 3f out, ridden and progress on far rail from 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Sep beating Maal (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Tohugo (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Reminder in rear early, ridden entering straight, 9th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 16, 6l behind Sretaw (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Sep.
Cave Artist (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Towards rear, some headway in moderate 8th entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 13l behind Modista (9-11) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.