Quiet Thought was not beaten far when runner-up at Killarney in May and is worth noting. Baby Whizz and Stotan made their debuts here back in April and the betting should give a good indication of what is expected on their return to action. JOE SMOOTH had his first run, also at this track, only last month and showed up well before fading in the closing stages to finish third. He ran much better than the beaten distance of 18 lengths suggests given the winner was well clear of the field and has since won again. Noel Meade's charge gets the nod.
Alhellal (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4f out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Hidden Universe (11-8) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Jan.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, ridden in 10th early straight, soon no impression, 9th of 20, 18l behind Divine Rhapsody (10-4) at Punchestown 2m nhf gd in Apr.
Bishops Walk (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Another Whiskey.
Darwins Fox (FR) 2-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 5th of 18, 7l behind Tus Nua (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in May.
Follow The Script (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Always prominent, 2nd approaching straight, no extra under pressure from 2f out, 6th of 15, 16l behind Munsaab (10-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Joe Smooth 4-5fav (11-10) Settled 6th, 4th and progress 6f out, close 3rd approaching straight, soon ridden, moderate 2nd from 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Staying Article (11-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Steele's Rock (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division when clipped heels and slipped up after 4f, in a race won by Under The Arch (11-2) at Thurles 2m 4yo nhf sft, 12 ran.
Stotan (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, no impression under pressure from 2f out, 6th of 25, 15l behind Spanish Treasure (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf gd in Apr.
Court Knee (IRE) Court Cave filly out of Glen's Encore.
Lady Sunshine (IRE) Sunshine Street filly out of Ellway Lady.
Quiet Thought (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Always prominent, under pressure in 3rd 2f out, soon no impression, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Tus Nua (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in May.