LIFT THE GLOOM was having his first start since January when runner-up at Down Royal early last month and produced another very good run at Dundalk two weeks ago. He looks ready for this as it's difficult to know what to make of Danick Of Time, whose last six runs have come on the Polytrack surface at Dundalk. The Reek showed her first real sign of ability when a close second to Go On Murt at Dundalk though she's another with no form on Turf but a bigger threat may emerge from Apache Gold. He scored on heavy ground at Gowran before running well enough at Killarney and his effort at Naas on Wednesday should be completely ignored as his run was stopped just as he was challenging. Bangalore Prince looks best of the remainder.
Danick Of Time (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden straight, 4th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 14, 4l behind Go On Murt (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Calle Aneto (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra under 2f out, 15th of 19, 15l behind Wrekin Rock (8-6) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gs in May.
The Educator (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Always last, no impression from halfway, last of 14, 48l behind Naked Cowboy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Lift The Gloom 10-3fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, challenged under pressure and led approaching final furlong, caught near finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Ferryview Place (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Intyre Trail (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Moderate 4th, 5th into straight, one pace, 7th of 14, 11l behind Cebuano (10-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Vitruvian Wave (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, progress into 9th under 5f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace approaching straight, 10th of 12, 16l behind The Fox Tully (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 gs in Jun.
Al Mancilia (IRE) 22-1 (9-10) Soon struggling towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 15, 26l behind Battle Of Saratoga (9-5) at Limerick 1m mdn stks sft in Jun.
Apache Gold (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 16, 16l behind Wot A Shot (8-3) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65.
The Reek 9-1 (8-11) Soon prominent, progress to track leaders into straight, challenged and led 1f out, kept on final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Go On Murt (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Art Fund (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 12th of 14, 13l behind Heir To The Mint (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Bangalore Prince (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd approaching final furlong, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Ferryview Place (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Grainne Whale (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Keen hold and soon disputed lead, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 5l behind Ferryview Place (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Sli Na Croi (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden early straight and 8th 2f out, 6th and no impression when hampered 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Bendzoldan (9-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
The Fourth Of May (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Mid-division best, never a factor, last of 15, well behind Theyturnedmedown (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Enough Is Enough (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division early, progress from halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 16, 4l behind Apache Gold (8-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 hvy.
Noinformation (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 14, 47l behind Rigid (9-2) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Measured Approval (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Mid-division best, ridden in 10th 2f out, no impression, 10th of 11, 13l behind Allegra Tak (9-10) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) sft in Jun.