Captain Moonlite has been busy and was well beaten on heavy ground at Galway last week. Focussed had Tom Dooley half-a-length behind when scoring at Galway and, though penalised, Ronan Whelan's claim may just be enough to confirm the form. MAHON FALLS, who finished fourth, got outpaced before staying on strongly and though this could prove on the short side she looks to have scope for further improvement and gets the verdict. Hilltown Gal won a Down Royal maiden before finding a Curragh nursery beyond her though she didn't appreciate the fast ground.
Focussed (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 2f out, challenged and on terms before straight, in front 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Galway 7f 2yo hcp hvy beating Tom Dooley (8-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Hilltown Gal (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Soon chased leaders, closer order halfway, 5th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 4l behind Fly To The Moon (8-9) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp gf in Jul.
Captain Moonlite (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear and never a factor, 8th halfway, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 6th of 9, 25l behind Hidden Oasis (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy.
Crafty Codger (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, moderate 6th and no impression from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 10l behind Letterfromamerica (8-11) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Prince Art (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace from 2f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Greeneyed Monster (9-3) at Killarney 1m 2yo aut gf in Jul.
Mahon Falls 6-1 (8-5) Went a bit left out of stalls, in rear, ridden 3f out, 6th before straight, went 4th and stayed on well without getting there inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Focussed (9-4) at Galway 7f 2yo hcp hvy.
Tom Dooley (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Waited with towards rear, closed into 4th over 2f out, 3rd before straight, 2nd and kept on inside final furlong without getting to winner, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Focussed (9-4) at Galway 7f 2yo hcp hvy.
Diamond Lucy (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leader at ordinary pace, on terms halfway, headed over 2f out, soon no extra, last of 7, 24l behind Indian Maharaja (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Kheleyf Diamond (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Towards rear and ridden in 10th halfway, never a factor, not clear run over 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 21l behind Celtic Man (9-5) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Ed Led Jed (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 8l behind Princess Aloof (8-8) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft in Jun.
Serious (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along in 3rd 2f out and soon no extra, 6th of 10, 19l behind Gold Peregrine (9-5) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jun.