Minella Friend made a winning start to his career in a point at Dromahane last month and has to be of interest. Borussia showed a bit of promise on her debut at Limerick and the benefit was evident when she chased home The Winkler at Killarney. DEFINITE ROW started favourite for her debut between the flags at Dromahane earlier this month but looked in need of the experience. She's with the right man to get the best from her and she can make a winning start under Rules. Crofton Trail and Captain Hox have both shown promise and should be kept an eye on in the betting.
Captain Hox (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear early, mid-division in 8th halfway, 6th 4f out, ridden 3f out, moderate 4th entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 31l behind Blow The Doors Off (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f 4yo nhf sft.
Derryreel To Milan (IRE) Milan gelding out of Kilcoleman Lady.
Finn Mcbride (IRE) Oscar gelding out of No Odd's.
Minella Friend (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 3l 3rd & rddn aftr 4out, prog 2out to ld last, row to go clr flat, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Out Sam (10-11) by 4l, 8 ran.
Borussia (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders from over 2f out, kept on without threatening winner final furlong, 2nd of 13, 6l behind The Winkler (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf sft.
Crofton Trail (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Towards rear, some headway on outer to go 11th entering straight, kept on same pace without troubling leaders, 5th of 20, 12l behind Tropical Three (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat hvy in Apr.
Definite Row (IRE) 9-4 (10-11) Twrds rr, prog in 7th 6out, 2nd 3out, 2nd 2out, no ex bef last, 3rd flat, lst momentum crossing path nr fin, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Loch Ard Lady (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd.