SWEET REFUSAL showed nothing last season but made a sparkling handicap debut at around this trip at Limerick a fortnight ago where she chased home the favourite Todd. She could have done without a 5lb rise but looks set to go one better. Las Encinas was three lengths behind in that race and showed the value of the form when beaten a short-head at Naas on Wednesday, though that was over a mile. Seeyouallincoppers was even further behind at Limerick and looks held while Longshadow looks high in the weights for what he's achieved so far.
Longshadow 20-1 (9-5) Soon well off pace towards rear, no danger from over 4f out, kept on, 5th of 12, 17l behind We'll Go Walking (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.
Runaiocht (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 8l behind Sacred Dragon (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Threat Resolved (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Waited with, 10th 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 14, 20l behind Todd (9-2) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70.
Juara (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, last of 14, 25l behind Cyclone (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp.
Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division early, progress to lead from 7f out, headed and dropped to 4th 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 10l behind Todd (9-2) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70.
Sweet Refusal (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Waited with towards rear, progress to chase leaders 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, soon every chance, not match winner and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Todd (9-2) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70.
Chelsea Hotel (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 11th of 14, 16l behind Our Manekineko (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Daft Dave (IRE) 22-1 (8-1) Chased leaders on inner, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 7l behind Cyclone (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp.
Las Encinas 9-1 (8-6) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, not match winner near finish and just denied, 2nd of 15, shd behind Snakes And Ladders (9-12) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-65.
Longdock 12-1 (8-4) Always in rear, no impression straight, never a factor, 11th of 13, 8l behind Paynes Find (9-3) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 sft.
Ruby Flipper (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Uneasy in stalls and reared up when they opened, always behind, last of 14, well behind Todd (9-2) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70.