Lone Star, a winner at Dundalk in February, didn't handle heavy ground at Leopardstown in April and will be much more at home on this surface. Crafty Codger progressed as last season went on and he ended with a comfortable victory at Dundalk in November but hasn't been seen since. Prussian Eagle has done most of his racing on much softer ground and Paddy Mac is taking a step-up in trip as is Little Fastnet, who has yet to race beyond 7f. BEYOND INTENSITY has only had five runs and competed at a higher level. She found 1m4f too far at the Curragh last time and this looks more her trip and level so she gets the nod to gain her first success.
Beyond Intensity (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 1/2f out, no impression 3f out, kept on one pace from 2f out, 6th of 13, 7l behind Just Gorgeous (9-0) at Cork 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn in May.
Crafty Codger (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, progress entering straight and ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon edged left, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Nov beating Fight U For It (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Prussian Eagle (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold towards rear, progress and drifted right from under 2f out, soon no impression in 6th and kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 6l behind Tonton Macoute (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in May.
Lone Star (IRE) 13-8fav (9-11) Chased leader, 6th halfway, closer approaching straight and soon pushed along, no extra from 2f out, 5th of 8, 16l behind Scooping (7-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp hvy in Apr.
Bold Henmie (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression in straight, 14th of 15, 16l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf.
Brog Deas Nua (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to rear 2f out, no extra and soon weakened, last of 5, 35l behind Tonton Macoute (9-5) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut in May.
Little Fastnet (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, 11th before straight, ridden to go moderate 7th 1f out and no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 5l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Paddy Mac (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, 4th 2f out, dropped to 5th and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Abushamah (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn stks gd.
Windward Passage (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th over 4f out, no impression from before straight and eased from under 2f out, 13th of 14, 28l behind Captain Teemo (8-10) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gf.