It's rare for Jim Bolger to keep a five-year-old maiden in training so the presence of AN SPAILPIN FANACH, who is still an entire, looks significant. He was staying on late on his debut over a mile at Dundalk in December and didn't reappear until a month ago when again going on at the finish over 1m2f at Roscommon. This looks his trip and he's handed the vote over Noble Call, who has now had 15 runs without managing a victory though has gone close on several occasions. First Impressions probably needs further as he finished runner-up to the in-form Caim Hill over 2m at Limerick before scoring over 2m5f back over timber there. Useful bumper and hurdler Double Double will be having his first start under Flat rules but he's another who would prefer a longer trip. Bitsanbobs showed signs of potential on his debut at the Curragh and will have come on for the run.
An Spailpin Fanach (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Towards rear early, soon prominent on ordinary pace, pushed along in 2nd before straight, struggling from 2f out and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Tarla (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Jul.
Bitsanbobs (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out and soon no impression, no extra final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Authorization (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Jul.
Black Benny (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before straight, 5th of 11, 13l behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Limerick 2m stks sft in Jun.
Double Double (FR) 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, pushed along into 2nd after next, wandered slightly approaching last, disputing lead and mistake at last, kept on under pressure run-in to lead close home, all out, won at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar beating Its The Ice I Like (11-12) by nk, 18 ran.
First Impressions (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd before straight, under pressure in 2nd over 1f out, kept on well without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Limerick 2m stks sft in Jun.
Moonlight Fencer (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed 4f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, well behind Fatcatinthehat (11-1) at Galway 1m 4f am mdn stks gd.
Noble Call (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders at ordinary pace, lost place and no impression under pressure from 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3l behind Smithfield (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks in Jul.
Speed Dial 40-1 (9-7) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 20, 43l behind Fosters Cross (9-2) at Navan 2m mdn stks in Oct '10.
Cerca Trova (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed 4f out, no extra and weakened, 8th of 11, well behind Shadow Eile (9-2) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Firestrike 66-1 (10-0) Unseated rider before start and unruly in stalls, soon pushed along to chase leaders, weakened from 4f out, last of 7, well behind Queens Visit (9-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f fll mdn stks gf in May.
Latawa (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon settled towards rear, wide into straight, soon no impression, 8th of 9, 19l behind Strandhill (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 3yo fll stks gf in Jun '10.