Jim Bolger is struggling to find the right trip for Focas Mor and there's no guarantee she'll stay this far. Hurricane Volta started favourite on her reappearance at Navan but had no answer to The Big Cat or SINDARBAN and it's the runner-up who should take this. Michael Halford's Teofilo colt was making his debut that day and was probably unfortunate not to win though he stayed on strongly over that 1m2f and this longer trip can help him gain compensation. Dermot Weld's newcomer Renown has plenty to live up to as his dam has produced winners with her first seven foals including Famous Name so he's definitely one to keep an eye on.
Manorov 50-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, no impression from 4f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 12l behind Bazaar (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn stks.
Waytogodean Byron gelding out of Asian Love.
Bold Faith (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 10l behind Tigris River (9-5) at Killarney 1m 6f mdn stks gd.
Hurricane Volta (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no impression inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 10, 2l behind The Big Cat (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Renown Champs Elysees gelding out of Fame At Last.
Sindarban (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt, mid-division, 5th halfway, not clear run and switched right in 4th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind The Big Cat (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Focas Mor (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in 6th, pushed along in 4th halfway, driven over 2f out, kept on, lost 4th close home, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind The Dancing Lord (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf.