DRAGON'S DEN looked a certain future winner when just touched off by Mianach on fast ground at Wexford last month where he just failed to hold the winner after attempting to make all. He had Walter De La Mare just behind on that occasion and had also finished in front of that rival on his previous start. There was plenty to like about the determined attitude of Gypsy Rose at Clonmel and she looks a real threat. Kevin Prendergasts's filly stayed on strongest to snatch the spoils over that 1m2f and today's longer trip looks ideal and she's only 5lbs higher. One For Joules improved on previous form when stepped up to this trip for the first time at Roscommon but will need to make further progress to get competitive.
Dragon's Den (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Soon led, narrowly headed from 2f out, briefly in front again inside final furlong, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Mianach (9-9) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 fm in May.
One For Joules (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, closer in 5th before straight, 4th over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind La Chassotte (9-1) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Grass Valley (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th before halfway, 4th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 8l behind Hedaaya (9-0) at Wexford 1m 3yo fll stks fm in May.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In touch towards rear, mainly 7th, progress into 3rd from 2f out, kept on same pace well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Mianach (9-9) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 fm in May.
Gypsy Rose (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leader, challenged and on terms from 2f out, stayed on best under pressure to edge ahead near finish, won at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in May beating Lombrici (8-6) by hd, 15 ran.
Milvian Bridge (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, soon 6th, wide into straight, soon no extra under pressure, 13th of 15, 19l behind La Chassotte (9-1) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Galveston Bay (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Always behind, 13th of 14, 18l behind Dynasty (9-3) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
Noeleens Moon (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Short of room, stumbled and unseated rider soon after start, in a race won by La Chassotte (9-1) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 gf in May, 15 ran.