chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong
dwelt slightly and towards rear, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace final furlong
held up towards rear on inner, not clear run 2f out, switched right 1 1/2f out, ridden and ran on well final furlong, pressed winner close home
mid-division on inner, ridden into 8th 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out
led and disputed, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on one pace
mid-division, ridden into 7th 1 1/2f out, stayed on into 3rd under 1f out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace
prominent on rail early, pushed along in mid-division halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, weakened over 1f out
chased leaders on outer, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, weakened over 1f out
prominent and disputed early, 2nd and pushed along halfway, under pressure in 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong
mid-division, progress into 6th 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, pressed close home
held up towards rear, ridden and progress 1 1/2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
Bubbly Bellini won this a year ago from MASTER SPEAKER and will make a bold bid to repeat the process after he just held on from Club Wexford at the opening fixture. The latter is just 1lb better off and has since been beaten at Cork, though probably wasn't suited by the very testing ground. The selection was beaten just over a length in that race last month but had no sort of run and the presence of Ryan Moore in the saddle suggest he's expected to reverse placings so he gets the vote. An Saighdiur was also in the firing-line that day and has since run very well in a Listed contest at Cork. In Salutem was well behind in last year's race but won here a few weeks later while Mr Right has been in excellent form at Dundalk and looks on a lenient enough mark to be taking advantage on Turf before too long.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Soon led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1 1/2f out, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 9 1/4l behind Bobby's Kitten (9-7) at Cork 6f lst stks (1) hvy in Mar.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Broke well and always prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out and led 150 yards out, under pressure and kept on well, won at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar beating Club Wexford (8-13) by nk, 13 ran.
In Salutem 6-5fav (10-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway to track leaders on outer from over 2f out, soon edged slightly left, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Navan 5f hcp gd in Oct beating Sors (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Master Speaker (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, short of room and switched right over 1f out, some progress when not clear run 100 yards out, kept on into 6th near line, 6th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar.
St Brelades Bay (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and went 4th 1f out, under pressure and not clear run inside final 100 yards, 7th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Club Wexford (IRE) 2-1fav (9-10) Dwelt, a little keen, chased leaders, pushed along to challenge from halfway, 5th 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Bluesbreaker (8-13) at Cork 6f hcp hvy in Mar.
Creggs Pipes (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Rear of mid-division, 11th on inner halfway, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 17, 23 1/2l behind Tribal Path (9-0) at Cork 7f hcp hvy in Mar.
Expreso Brasileiro (IRE) 10-3fav (9-4) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, improved to chase leader 1f out, kept on without troubling winner into 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Laganore (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m hcp gd in Oct.
Chillie Billie 25-1 (8-12) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden under 2f out and no impression in 9th 1f out, no extra and eased final 100 yards, last of 12, 5 3/4l behind Heavy Weight (8-4) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Rattling Jewel 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden over 1f out and challenged 150 yards out, under pressure and kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 1/4l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Bluesbreaker (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Prominent, pushed along to challenge 2f out, led over 1 1/2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Cork 6f hcp hvy in Mar beating Penny Pepper (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Mr Right (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Took keen hold early and settled in rear, close enough in 7th when short of room 1 1/2f out, soon switched right and ridden, 7th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, went 2nd near line, never nearer, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Great Wide Open (9-5) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Mar.
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 11th halfway, no impression over 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, last of 13, 17 1/4l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Leath Na Hoibre (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Slightly bumped from stalls, mid-division, ridden under 3f out, no impression and dropped to 9th from 2f out, 9th of 10, 14 1/2l behind Al Mohalhal (8-8) at Naas 6f gf in Oct.