Asknotwhat landed a maiden over the course and distance by 12 lengths then ran a shocker on his handicap debut at the Curragh where he finished tailed off. Battle Hymn's best form has been at Dundalk, though he's run reasonably well on ground probably too testing in his last two starts. AN FEAR CIUIN has been making steady progress and made all for an easy victory at Wexford so this looks within his capabilities, despite a 9lb rise. Bogardus struggled to beat two rivals over a mile at Wexford and was well beaten when tried over this trip earlier.
Asknotwhat (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Prominent, 2nd before halfway, no extra approaching straight, eased 2f out, last of 9, well behind Urban Moon (9-7) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 in Jun.
Battle Hymn 2-1fav (9-5) Prominent took keen hold and led after 2f, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Gentry (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn auc stks sft in May.
An Fear Ciuin (IRE) 11-4 (9-12) Made all, ridden over 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, won at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Jul beating Bwindi (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bogardus (IRE) Evensfav (8-12) Ridden along to lead after 1f, challenged 2f out, strongly pressed and pushed out inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wexford 1m 3yo stk 0-75 gd in Jul beating Calorie (9-8) by nk, 3 ran.
Mouskersize (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon towards rear, 10th before straight, no danger from over 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 11, 31l behind Circling (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo fll stks in May.
Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 12, 20l behind Fix It (8-10) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul.