mid-division, 10th halfway, weakened from 4f out, eased under 2f out, tailed off
held up, ridden and no impression straight
mid-division, 14th halfway, progress approaching straight, 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong
tracked leaders, 6th and driven along 6f out, soon weakened, behind when eased entering straight, tailed off, rider reported mount was never travelling
mid-division, 13th halfway, 10th and progress 4f out, 6th under pressure 1 1/2f out, moderate 4th and kept on inside final furlong
prominent, 5th halfway, 8th 6f out, weakened approaching straight, eased under 2f out, tailed off
rear of mid-division, progress on outer 5f out, 5th into straight, soon ridden, kept on same pace from 2f out
always towards rear
mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden straight, 6th and kept on final furlong
held up towards rear, kept on one pace straight
tracked leaders, 8th halfway, progress into 4th 4f out, 3rd early straight, ridden to dispute lead 2f out, headed over 1 1/2f out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner
prominent, 3rd 6f out, ridden and weakened entering straight
in touch, 9th 6f out, 6th and smooth progress 4f out, ridden to dispute lead 2f out, headed over 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace under pressure
held up towards rear, smooth headway on inner early straight, 5th 2f out, led over 1 1/2f out, soon clear, stayed on well, very easily
towards rear, ridden straight, 13th over 1f out, stayed on closing stages
prominent, 2nd to halfway, 4th and driven along 6f out, weakened before straight, eased, tailed off
held up, effort and no impression straight
prominent, 2nd 6f out, ridden 4f out, challenged early straight, weakened from under 2f out
led, strongly pressed early straight, headed 2f out, weakened
held up, progress on inner 4f out, 9th approaching straight, 4th under 2f out, soon ridden and swished tail, kept on same pace
never a factor
chased leaders, 7th on outer halfway, weakened 5f out, eased entering straight, tailed off
mid-division, 8th and progress approaching straight, ridden and no impression from 2f out
Willie Mullins won this a year ago and will have tuned the powerful stayer Final Approach to perfection after a nice break. Aidan O'Brien has a pair of fancied three-year-olds entered but Clearwater Bay is stepping up from 1m4f and has plenty of weight on his handicap debut and Bright Horizon may have the better chance. SWIFTMARK has been ridden by an amateur on his last three starts and has performed with real credit. He wasn't beaten far by Endless Intrigue over 2m1f at Killarney and has an excellent chance of turning the tables on the revised terms. He can return to winning ways though there are numerous dangers including the lightly-raced filly Sindiyma, who makes her debut over this trip but should be suited, the very easy Wexford winner Myrine, who will love the stamina test, and course and distance winner Fisher Bridge. Knight Eagle is consistency personified but 12lb higher than for his latest success while Shamiran, an excellent second to Admiral Barry here last time, is still a maiden after 23 starts.
The Bull Hayes (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Keen hold and chased leaders, led after 6f, challenged 4f out, headed 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind False Economy (10-9) at Listowel 1m 6f stks gf in Jun.
Muskatsturm (GER) 25-1 (9-9) Never a factor, 12th of 13, 18l behind Aladdins Cave (9-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcap sft.
Myrine (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Soon tracked leader, pushed along 4f out, struggling from under 3f out, kept on same pace and dropped to 4th near finish, 4th of 8, 6l behind Fictional Account (9-2) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks gd.
Clearwater Bay (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 3rd from 4f out, 2nd under pressure before straight, led over 1f out, soon pressed and stayed on well, won at Listowel 1m 4f cond Stakes gd beating Icon Dream (8-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Endless Intrigue (IRE) 9-10fav (11-11) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 6f out, 5th and driven along approaching straight, improved into 2nd and ridden to challenge from 2f out, led narrowly 100 yards from finish, all out, won at Killarney 2m 1f am stks (4yo+) gf in Aug beating Swiftmarc (11-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Fisher Bridge (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 6th, improved into 3rd enterin straight, ridden and no impression from 2f out, one pace, 7th of 24, 10l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp.
Knight Eagle (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, went moderate 3rd under 3f out, 2nd and stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong without getting to winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Fictional Account (9-2) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks gd.
Final Approach 5-1 (8-9) Soon mid-division, travelling well early straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 16, 7l behind Vivacious Vivienne (8-5) at Curragh 1m 4f hcap gf in May.
Alajan (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Always behind, last of 13, 21l behind Aladdins Cave (9-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcap sft.
Solo Performer (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, some headway approaching straight, moderate 9th 2f out, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 5l behind Aladdins Cave (9-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcap sft.
What A Charm (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Chased leader, dropped to 4th under pressure before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Clearwater Bay (9-2) at Listowel 1m 4f cond Stakes gd.
Cloone Rocket (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Moderate 3rd, 2nd after halfway, closed on leader 3f out, led early straight, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) beating Mr Clyde (10-11) by 7l, 15 ran.
Swiftmarc (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Always prominent, 3rd after halfway, 4th into straight, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 24, 6l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp.
Bright Horizon 10-3 (9-7) Led, clear before halfway, pushed along and reduced advantage entering straight, strongly pressed from 1 1/2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Whisper Cool (7-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp pol.
Baracas (FR) 20-1 (8-10) 13th of 15, 33l behind Bay Willow (8-4) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Boulavogue (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace, moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 21, 9l behind Rite Of Passage (9-5) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hvy in Nov.
Sindiyma (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd under 4f out, led early straight, strongly pressed from over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final 100 yards, rallied, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Vivacious Vivienne (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll hcp gf.
Shamiran (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, led 5f out, ridden and edged clear entering straight, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 24, 4 1/2l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp.
Taralga (IRE) 22-1 (10-3) Prominent, close 4th 5f out, 5th and ridden early straight, soon weakened, 12th of 24, 14l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp.
Paramount (FR) 14-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway on inner 2f out, 8th 1f out, stayed on, 5th of 24, 7l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp.
Alpine Glade (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) 2nd of 16, nk behind Emrani (9-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp 50-80 gd.
Genesi (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead over 2f out, ridden and challenged over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 50-80 beating Dazzle Dancer (9-6) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Siege Of Ennis (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Towards rear, some headway approaching straight, 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Aladdins Cave (9-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcap sft.