Blue Ridge Lane, a winner at Dundalk in April, started favourite in a similar race to this at Sligo last month but never really got involved. Bobowen has found 2m4f too far on his last two starts having run well over this trip at Gowran in March. He finished completely tailed off on a return visit to Gowran and ran only marginally better here last time. Eightybarackstreet was always travelling easily at Kilbeggan last time but was easily outpointed by Raggletagglegypsy at the finish. That was over 2m3f so today's trip should be ideal and he looks the main threat to SUN FISHER, who was in touch and holding every chance when falling at the final flight in the race won by Blackwell Synergy at Tipperary last month.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Soon mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, moderate 10th after 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 19l behind Shady Pines (10-13) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Bluebell Rock (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, 6th 5 out, 5th after 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 18, 44l behind Rockshandy (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in May.
Eightybarackstreet (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd approaching 5 out, closed travelling well approaching 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 9l behind Raggletagglegypsy (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f 5yo mdn hdl gf in May.
Guestofthenation (USA) 20-1 (11-12) Towards rear, closer in 11th at 4th, kept on same pace straight, 7th of 18, 16l behind Ross Na Righ (11-1) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gs in May.
Bobowen (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, closed up after 3 out, no extra approaching 2 out, 6th of 11, 23l behind Tom Horn (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.
Half Full (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, 9th of 16, 31l behind Memories Of Milan (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr.
Mister First (FR) 10-1 (11-11) Led and clear, reduced lead halfway, headed from 4f out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 25l behind Bouillabaisse (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 1f nhf gd in May.
Sun Fisher (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, closed 3 out, 4th approaching next, ridden and about 1L down disputing 2nd when fell last, in a race won by Blackwell Synergy (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 5yo mdn hdl gf in May, 18 ran.
Native Palm (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, 5th 3 out, no impression under pressure approaching next, left 4th from last, 4th of 18, 10l behind Blackwell Synergy (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 5yo mdn hdl gf in May.