Regal Power is progressing at a rate of knots, though connections won't be happy with a 10lb rise for a narrow comeback victory at the Curragh. Theyturnedmedown is generally consistent and had a little in hand of Six of Hearts over the minimum trip here last month but the runner-up will be much better suited by the extra furlong and can gain his revenge as he's since run well in a very tough handicap at the Curragh. LIGHTNIN HOPKINS won twice over this trip at Naas last summer but the assessor overreacted. He's dropped to a fair mark now and very nearly made all over 7f at Naas last time so this should prove ideal and he's handed the vote.
Six of Hearts 10-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden and headway to challenge 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 7th of 25, 2 1/4l behind Via Ballycroy (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in May.
Joe Eile (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden and close up 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Apr.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 19th of 26, 14l behind Excellent Guest (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 33-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed early straight, no extra from well over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Reply (9-11) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf.
Footprint (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, 9th early, ridden into 4th over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Enigma Code (8-11) at Down Royal 7f hcp gd in May.
Theyturnedmedown (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Soon disputed, led after 2f, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, pressed close home, won at Navan 5f hcp in May beating Six of Hearts (10-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Regal Power 10-1 (9-6) Waited with towards rear, closer order from over 2f out, challenged and on terms 1f out, soon led and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf beating Tarrsille (10-0) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Curly Wee (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Towards rear, never a factor, some headway 1f out and kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 25, 4 1/2l behind Via Ballycroy (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in May.
Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Soon led and made most, joined briefly 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no extra and headed closing strides, 3rd of 10, shd behind Connacht Council (8-10) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Kateeva (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Prominent, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 18, 10l behind Above The Law (9-0) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 in May.