There has obviously been something amiss with ANCIENT KINGDOM, who hasn't been seen since a very promising third to Don Carlos at Leopardstown last October. The son of Giant's Causeway looked a useful prospect that day and can start making up for lost time. Barrow Island has come up against a couple of very smart winners on his last two starts and is sure to make a bold bid along with Eighteen Summers, who made a nice start behind Indicative at Leopardstown ten days ago. Hot Sand and Pinnk have disappointed after early promise but one to keep an eye on in the market is Reach The Stars as Dermot Weld's once-raced filly is related to several high-class winners and should be ideally suited by today's trip on her belated reappearance.
Celestial Prospect (AUS) 50-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway in 9th entering straight, ridden into 7th 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Alburj (9-5) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn.
Lucy Blake (IRE) Lahib mare out of Roundstone Dancer.
Ancient Kingdom (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3f out, moderate 4th over 1f out, kept on well, 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Don Carlos (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Barrow Island (IRE) 7-4 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge and lead into straight, strongly pressed and headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Unaccompanied (9-0) at Galway 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Jul.
Dance At Dawn (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression over 3f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out without threatening, 5th of 14, 6l behind Quest For Gold (9-0) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Aug.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong to 2nd close home, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Indicative (9-0) at Listowel 7f 3yo mdn aut.
Faranadooney (USA) 10-1 (9-0) In touch towards rear in 7th, went moderate 5th over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, 5th of 8, 9l behind Top Spin (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f 3yo mdn gf in May.
Hot Sand (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Close up, 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Amber Grey (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gd in Aug.
Pink Coat 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 12l behind Duc De Savoie (9-2) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn.
Red Sparky (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden into moderate 7th 2f out, stayed on in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Slade (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn gd in Aug.
Still Point (IRE) Invincible Spirit gelding out of Galletina.
Swift Transfer (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Strawberry Roan.
Table Mountain (IRE) Milan colt out of Shirley Blue.
Waterhouse (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no extra, 4th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 16, 11l behind Duc De Savoie (9-2) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn.
Dashing Duchess (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 12th of 17, 26l behind Whip Mark (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn stks sft.
Ezalli (IRE) Cape Cross filly out of Ezilla.
Far Flung (IRE) Rakti filly out of Fling.
Flowers Of Spring (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 3f out, no extra in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 10l behind Dance On By (8-9) at Galway 1m 4f fll mdn stks gf in Aug.
Leaves You Baby (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 10th of 17, 17l behind Barbadine (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks gf in May.
Pinnk (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) In touch, 6th halfway, progress early straight, 3rd and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Shirley Blake (9-0) at Listowel 1m fll mdn stks.
Ransoms Pet (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Mid-division, lost place before halfway, no impression after, 10th of 13, 20l behind Slade (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn gd in Aug.
Reach The Stars (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 12th 2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 18, 8l behind Karasiyra (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Nov.
Serrated Edge (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Unruly parade ring, slowly away, always trailing, tailed off, last of 7, well behind The Silver Crown (8-11) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Tupelo Honey (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th under 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 12, 11l behind Rocket Man (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Apr.
Tuscan Ridge (IRE) Expelled filly out of Caradene.
Princess Soricha (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 16, 27l behind Duc De Savoie (9-2) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Towards rear, some headway 4f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 13l behind Quest For Gold (9-0) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Aug.
Our Fair Lady (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 8th of 19, 17l behind Wade Giles (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gd in Jun.
The Studies Bertolini gelding out of Blaina.