A poor maiden in which SAM LORD'S CASTLE is taken to recoup a fraction of his 550,000gns yearling price despite looking very moderate to date. The son of Galileo has shown little in his two starts to date but there is probably some improvement in him and the opposition is weak. Soul Train hasn't run for over two years and is likely to need the run but Casimir Road ran well enough when totally unfancied at Leopardstown to suggest he won't be far away with normal improvement. Ajiaal and Mountain Woman are both beautifully bred fillies who could do with a victory for the paddocks but neither has shown anything so far.
Clare Harrier (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, lost action and pulled up after 1f, in a race won by Khandaq (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Sep, 8 ran.
Soul Train 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden to go moderate 5th 1f out, soon no impression and kept on, 4th of 11, 6l behind Hawkhill (9-0) at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn sft in Apr '09.
Yellow Rock (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 6th approaching straight, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Confidence (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Aragorn Rouge 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, soon 2nd, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 15, 14l behind Further Detail (9-5) at Killarney 1m 3yo mdn aut gd in May.
Casimir Road (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Mid-division, no extra from early straight, 8th of 13, 10l behind Best Hello (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks in Mar.
Cloudgazer (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 14th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 19, 13l behind Irish Review (10-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gd in May.
Dinger Dan (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of She's Our Girl.
Sam Lord's Castle (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, eased final furlong, 9th of 14, 16l behind Red Shaheen (9-0) at Naas 1m 2f mdn stks gf in May.
That's Ours (USA) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 16, 36l behind Cannon Hill (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd in May.
Ajiaal 20-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden into moderate 10th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 11th of 19, 14l behind Irish Review (10-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gd in May.
Mountain Woman (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, kept on without threatening straight, 10th of 18, 12l behind Laughing (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf in May.
Peggys Step 33-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 18, 13l behind Laughing (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf in May.