Tom Madden put SCOOPING's fitness to good use when his mount made all for a convincing victory in testing conditions at Leopardstown. She's been raised a massive 14lb but her rider can claim half back and, providing the ground remains on the easy side, she can go in again. John Constable has been beaten at short odds in all three starts to date but still has a big weight to carry. He's superbly bred and should be capable of much better this season though probably over further. Relentless Pursuit didn't appear to enjoy front-running at Dundalk and she should do better but Urban Moon looks a little high in the weights for what he's achieved. Greanta improved last term when sent over a mile so it was a surprise to see her back over 7f for her final start where she was outpaced.
John Constable (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Settled mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along into 4th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, kept on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Go For Goal (9-5) at Cork 7f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Screenshot (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Disputed lead early, headed after 2f, pushed along in 3rd approaching straight, 4th 2f out, soon no impression, no extra in 5th 1f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind Quadrivium (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Urban Moon (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden and no impression on first 2 over 1f out, moderate 3rd and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Prince Of All (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.
Relentless Pursuit (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Led, headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd and no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Magnolia Beach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Le Troisieme Gris (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, disputed halfway, pushed along to lead approaching straight, headed 2f out and no impression in 5th over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 10l behind Fiscal Focus (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks hvy.
Greanta (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, led briefly early straight, headed over 1f out and soon slighly checked, no impression on first 2 inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Elegant Peace (8-4) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Alafzara (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 7th early, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 13, 9l behind Miss Mousey (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Oct.
Scooping (IRE) 16-1 (7-11) Soon led, clear after 2f and 5 lengths advantage halfway, reduced lead 4f out, ridden to assert again over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp hvy beating Mystic Princess (9-4) by 7l, 8 ran.