SHUTTER ISLAND has done enough in his four starts over timber to earn the vote with his close second to Sardinia at Wexford looking strong form. He's had a recent run on the Flat and will be ready for this. Reflet Ambre couldn't peg back Ridestan at Clonmel but had the remainder well beaten and the winner may turn out to be quite useful. Feel The Air has been making steady progress and ran very well for a long way over 2m4f at Clonmel so should get into the frame over this shorter trip. Imperial Plan led to halfway on his debut at Killarney and only faded in the closing stages so he looks certain to improve for the experience. Kahdian has shown potential and Paul Carberry's presence is interesting.
Duke of Dance (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, took keen hold early, bumped by loose horse 6th, soon no danger, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Indian Icon (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl in May.
Imperial Plan (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Led, not fluent 5th and soon headed, remained close up, pushed along before 3 out, no impression in 4th from next, not fluent last, kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 18, 19l behind Indian Icon (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl in May.
Kahdian (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Soon tracked leaders, almost on terms from 3 out, soon reminders, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 4th of 14, 20l behind Macnicholson (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Minella Bell (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Rr mid div, mstks 3rd & 6th, cl en 6th & btn 4out, hmprd 3out where lft 5th, went fair 3rd at last, no ex, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Billy Buff (11-9) at Inchydoney 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Newsreader (USA) 66-1 (11-4) Never better than mid-division, no extra and eased from after 2 out, jumped left last, completely tailed off,, last of 24, well behind Fourni (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Orion's Might (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, no impression from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Guitar Pete (10-12) at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl in Sep, 16 ran.
Reflet Ambre (FR) 15-8fav (11-2) Soon mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, not fluent 4 out and pushed along, closed approaching straight, soon 3rd, 2nd 2 out, no impression approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Ridestan (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in May.
Shutter Island (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, moderate 4th and ridden approaching 3 out, closer entering straight and left 3rd at last, kept on well run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Sardinia (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar.
Steel Dream (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Peggy Maddock.
Stynes (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Prominent early, soon mid-division, ridden when squeezed for room 2f out, soon no impression, 12th of 18, 11l behind Colla Pier (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f app hcp 47-65 in May (flat).
Teviot Prince (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Towards rear, progress before 4 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out, moderate 6th when unseated rider last, in a race won by Shantou Flyer (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in May, 13 ran.
Trainspotting 50-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind The Plan Man (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr.
Feel The Air (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, prominent, on terms before straight, headed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd from before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 16l behind Carrigmoorna Rock (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in May.
Miss Mutsey (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 6th into straight, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Ridestan (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in May.
Nancy Belle (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Soon towards rear, trailing in last at 4th, soon no danger, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Plan Man (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr, 17 ran.
Razia (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Mid-division, slight mistake 5th, closer in 6th halfway, 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 32l behind Erlkonig (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
The Hudson Model (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, no impression from 2 out, soon no extra and not fluent last, 14th of 16, well behind Elsie (11-7) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl.
Thefiddlerofduneen (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Soon led and took keen hold early, clear when slight mistake 3rd, not fluent 3 out and reduced lead, headed before straight, soon no impression in 5th, mistake last, 5th of 12, 29l behind Ridestan (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in May.
Newberry Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Prominent, lost place after 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 11, 35l behind Roman Numeral (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.