Intense Light showed some promise in her first campaign but the fact that she hasn't run since October and Jim Bolger puts an inexperienced apprentice on board doesn't send out the right signals. The trainer also runs County Wexford, who is dropping massively from a mile last time. FOREBEAR is no star but at least has plenty of pace as he showed when a close second to Johnny Lawman over the course and distance last month. He couldn't cope with Full Steam Ahead at Cork later though that was over 6f and today's trip can enable him to get off the mark. Acting Talent wasn't far behind in that event on this track and could prove a threat but St James Gate was beaten a long way in the latter race.
County Wexford (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Ponfeigh (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo mdn gd in Jun.
Danz Gift (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear early, took keen hold and rapid headway after 2f, 2nd before straight, soon ran wide off bend, eased from 2f out, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Beyond Brilliance (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn auc stks in May.
Forebear (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Raced in 4th, ridden 2f out, progress into 2nd over 2f out, no impression on easy winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Full Steam Ahead (9-2) at Cork 6f mdn stks.
St James Gate (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 8th of 9, 22l behind Full Steam Ahead (9-2) at Cork 6f mdn stks.
Wheels Of Fortune Exceed And Excel colt out of Be Free.
Acting Talent (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Johnny Lawman (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Estrelita (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, no impression when left 6th and hampered 2f out, no extra, 5th of 8, 25l behind Mansion House (9-5) at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jun '13.
Gaoth Tire (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Waited with, no impression from 2f out, 15th of 16, 28l behind Avenue Gabriel (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun '13.
Intense Light (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd approaching straight, 4th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Cristal Fashion (8-11) at Navan 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks sft in Oct.
Sweetest Taboo (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon led, edged right and headed 2f out, soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 13, 21l behind Newton's Night (9-0) at Naas 1m fll mdn stks.