LADY MEGA started favourite in the lucrative Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh won by Sir Maximilian, who runs in the previous race. She was never quite getting there but wasn't beaten far and can gain compensation in this lesser grade. She earlier had Tyerly Wonder just behind when they occupied the places on the same track and the latter must be a major threat at the revised weights. Shipyard was behind the selection in the Rockingham but Gary Halpin's claim should enable him to get involved while Harry Trotter and Sassaway are closely matched on their 1-2 over the course and distance in April.
Harry Trotter (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Very slowly away, always trailing, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 16, 19l behind Sir Maximilian (9-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Jul.
Sassaway (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Raced behind leaders, ridden and dropped to last 2f out, weakened, last of 9, 7l behind Minalisa (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul.
Shipyard (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th and edged left 1f out, kept on one pace, finished 5th, placed 6th, 5th of 16, 5l behind Sir Maximilian (9-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Jul.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Disputed lead, led halfway, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra from 2f out, 5th of 11, 2l behind Greek Canyon (9-10) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf in Jul.
Lady Mega (IRE) 11-2fav (7-11) Upset in stalls, towards rear, 13th halfway, progress 2f out and not clear run over 1f out, went 4th 150 yards out and kept on, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Sir Maximilian (9-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Jul.
In Salutem 10-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression, 10th of 16, 5l behind Surreal (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Speed Dream (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Always towards rear, ridden on outer entering straight, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 5l behind Greek Canyon (9-10) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf in Jul.
Above The Law (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Mid-division, switched right halfway, driven 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, eased close home, 8th of 9, 15l behind Suburban Sky (8-3) at Cork 5f app hcap.
Calm Bay (IRE) 33-1 (7-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 7l behind Sir Maximilian (9-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Jul.