raced in 6th early, still travelling smoothly 2f out, pushed along and effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
raced in 4th early, effort 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
soon raced in 2nd, effort 2f out, kept on without matching front pair inside final furlong
raced in 5th early, still travelling smoothly 2f out, soon switched left and pushed along, effort between horses final furlong and rider lost whip, kept on well without reaching winner
raced in 7th early, closed and effort 2f out, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong
held up, closed and effort 2f out, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong
raced in 3rd early, effort 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
broke well to lead and made all, pressed from 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong
Casimiro won over 7f at Leopardstown last month but is upped 7lb while ST BRELADES BAY has been raised 4lb after also winning over 7f at Gowran. But the latter scored over course and distance last summer and Jessica Harrington’s charge is fancied to go close again. Kindly and Buccaneers Vault won over 6f on their respective latest starts though both face a tougher task in this company along with Shore Step, who won over the extended 6f here last time. Gottardo is not badly treated but has only won on the all-weather so far.
Casimiro (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Soon settled mid-division, progress in 6th 3f out, ridden into 3rd 1 1/2f out, challenged inside final furlong, led last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf in May beating Ice Cold In Alex (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
St Brelades Bay (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Soon raced in 3rd, improved to challenge from 2f out, led over 1f out, pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in Jun beating Turbine (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Buccaneers Vault (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, went 2nd and ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Thirsk 6f hcp (5) gf in Jun beating Case Key (9-1) by hd, 16 ran.
Fit For Function 9-2fav (9-13) Led and disputed, headed after 2f, 3rd halfway, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, joined last 150 yards, headed final 100 yards, no extra, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Waitaki (8-8) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp gd in Jun.
Flawlessly (FR) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 6 3/4l behind Waitaki (8-8) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp gd in Jun.
Thiswaycadeaux (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Soon chased leaders, progress to lead narrowly after 3f where bumped rival, ridden over 1f out, under pressure and headed final 150 yards, weakened, 5th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Dream Of Words (8-13) at Roscommon 7f hcp fll gf in Jun.
Gottardo (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway entering straight, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Hello Brigette (9-9) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gf in Jun.
Shore Step (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Always prominent on stands' side, led overall halfway, ridden over 1f out and headed 150 yards out, kept on under pressure, regained lead on line, won at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun beating Flawlessly (9-12) by shd, 27 ran.
Kindly 8-1 (9-12) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to close on leader 2f out, disputed 1 1/2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, pressed close home, won at Cork 6f hcp gf in Jun beating Count Of Carabass (8-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.