After finishing runner-up to Blue Cannon at Down Royal in November, Experimentalist hasn't done anywhere near as well as expected and will need to improve. Face Value and Liberty's Gift are very closely matched on their respective placed efforts behind Discoteca with preference just for the latter. They just hold I C Gold on collateral form but Templeton should improve for his debut run over timber at Killarney where he led for a long way. Sultana Belle can also make progress from her opening run but WESTHAVEN has shown enough ability to take this as his best run to date came when tackling this trip on soft ground at Kilbeggan.
Face Value 12-1 (10-11) Prominent and disputed, led halfway, headed before 4 out, 3rd approaching 3 out, ridden in 4th and no extra before 2 out where mistake, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 15l behind Casimir Road (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl sft.
Liberty's Gift (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, 3rd 4 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, 5th of 10, well behind Loch Ard (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Apr.
Westhaven (IRE) 9-10fav (11-4) Rear of mid-division, badly hampered after 2nd, never a factor, 9th and no impression after 3 out (burst blood vessel), 9th of 14, well behind Good Time In Milan (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Bawntameena (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ut De Sivola (11-0) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Decade Player (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Chsd ldrs, 2nd from 6out & mstk 5out, cl en 3rd 3out, fair 3rd & no impr on 1st 2 when lft 2nd at last, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Rough Justice (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Experimentalist 7-2 (11-2) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no threat from 2 out, 9th of 16, 14l behind Sonapour (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Hospital (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear, some headway approaching 3 out, soon no danger, kept on without threatening, 6th of 15, 29l behind Miradane (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Oenomaus (IRE) Spartacus gelding out of Troisieme Age.
Templeton (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Soon led and disputed, headed before 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 15, 28l behind Shamkhal (11-2) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl gd in May.
Third Opinion (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Toulon Pass.
I C Gold (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) In rear, never a factor, kept on one pace to go 4th before last, 4th of 6, 14l behind Discoteca (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Jun.
Iconic Sway (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, last of 13, 26l behind Glor Na Mara (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov (flat).
Kaylas Star (IRE) Alderbrook filly out of Yellow Soil Star.
Sultana Belle (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 16l behind Top Madam (11-0) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl sft in Jun.