Diamondgeezer Luke hadn't won a race in 40 starts before scoring at Ballinrobe last month then followed up with an impressive victory at Bellewstown. He's up another 8lb but is in such good heart that a hat-trick isn't out of the question. ROUTES DELIGHT is also on a three-timer and the fact that she's only had seven starts over timber and is improving fast suggests she can score again. Royal Chief was well behind today's rival Marshim here in April but has done much better subsequently and was only headed on the line by Never Said That over slightly further at Tramore. Roadtotheisland had only shown moderate form before a comfortable victory at Sligo and there's more to come while Rory's Brother is on a much lower mark than over fences.
Enjoy Responsibly (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Led, 3 lengths advantage halfway, not fluent 4 out, ridden and headed after next, no extra and dropped to 6th 2 out, weakened, 9th of 15, 40l behind Ashjar (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Marshim (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, progress in 5th when mistake 3 out, ridden in 6th before 2 out, no impression in 5th when mistake last, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 11l behind Quarton (10-11) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, under pressure in 5th 2 out, 3rd last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Quarton (10-11) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf.
Royal Chief (IRE) 10-3fav (11-5) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, led after 8th, under pressure and edged left approaching last, kept on run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Never Said That (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to lead before 3 out, mistake 3 out, challenged before 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf beating Curragh Golan (11-3) by 4l, 16 ran.
Bearly Legal (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, close up, on terms 4 out, soon headed, ridden in 4th approaching straight, soon no extra, 12th of 16, 41l behind Knockanarrigan (11-8) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Jun.
Roadtotheisland (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Towards rear, closer in 6th before 4 out, improved on outer to challenge leader 2 out, going well entering straight, pushed along to lead at last, stayed on, won at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf beating Old Theatre Royal (10-13) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Festival Opera (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd before straight, ridden in 4th 3 out, left 3rd, kept on into 2nd before last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Up The Hill (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond mdn hdle gf.
Routes Delight (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Soon disputed lead, headed after 3rd, prominent, slight mistake 4 out, challenged and on terms next, soon led and clear, ridden out run-in, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Cork 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gf beating May Dullea (11-1) by 6l, 15 ran.
Springfield Grey (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Prominent and led 2nd, headed next, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 3 out and ridden in 5th next, no extra before last, 5th of 14, 14l behind War Of The Pennys (10-11) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in May.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along from before 6 out, soon lost place and no impression from after 3 out, 12th of 18, 29l behind In A Nutshell (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Close One (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Held up, soon in rear of mid-division, closer in 9th approaching straight, chasing leaders when slight mistake 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no impression, 8th of 21, 42l behind Maguire's Glen (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 8th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 15, 21l behind Ronava (10-11) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95.
Ringned (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, 4th when mistake 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 8th of 15, 32l behind Ronava (10-11) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95.