towards rear, slightly hampered after 2nd, 7th from halfway, bad mistake in 8th 4 out and soon no impression, kept on into moderate 6th
took keen hold in mid-division, jumped slightly left 1st and soon slightly squeezed for room, impeded after 2nd, 6th from halfway, 5th when mistake 3 out, soon pushed along and went 4th, ridden and no impression before last, kept on same pace
towards rear and briefly pushed along after 1st, hampered after 2nd and reminders, in rear from halfway, ridden and no impression from 4 out, tailed off
mid-division early before soon improving to chase leaders, 3rd from halfway, pushed along and dropped to 5th from 3 out, no extra and kept on same pace from next
towards rear, slightly impeded 1st, progress on inner from 2 out, soon badly hampered and dropped towards rear, 8th from halfway, pushed along in 7th and no impression from before 3 out, tailed off
chased leaders early before soon dropping to mid-division, not fluent 5th, 5th from halfway, went 3rd before 3 out and took closer order from next, challenged in 2nd before last and soon pushed along to lead, kept on well to extended advantage run-in
soon led, joined before 4 out, pushed along and headed before next, ridden and dropped to 3rd after 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace from last
chased leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead before 4 out and led before next, not fluent 2 out, pushed along and pressed before last, soon ridden and headed, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong
chased leaders on inner, 4th from halfway, not fluent 4 out, lost place and dropped to 6th before next, soon no extra and weakened, completely tailed off
MONITION represents last year’s winning yard and looks to have leading claims. Gordon Elliott’s charge gets first-time blinkers having placed here the last twice including in a handicap on his latest start and can open his account if the headgear has the desired effect. He’s preferred to stablemate Everybreathyoutake despite Davy Russell’s presence on the latter while Black Market finished behind the selection in a maiden here last month. Willie Mullins’ Poker D'Ainay is getting steadily closer and looks a threat after finishing runner-up at Tipperary while winning pointer Blue Markie makes his hurdling debut having finished fourth in a bumper here. Orena Bay was engaged here yesterday.
Ask Cory (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, moderate 7th approaching 5th, one pace from 3 out and slight mistake 2 out, 7th of 15, 31 1/2l behind Batts Rock (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn gd in May.
Benefit Run (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, no threat in straight, never a factor, 9th of 11, 31 1/4l behind Fast Buck (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn gd in Jun.
Black Market (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along and no impression in 3rd before 2 out, no extra approaching last, kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 11, 14 3/4l behind Araukan (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn gd in May.
Blue Markie (IRE) 40-1 (12-0) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd approaching halfway, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 9 1/4l behind Centaur (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 1f gd in May.
Danjaman (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, took keen hold, bumped with rival after 2nd, not fluent and unseated rider 4th, at Downpatrick 2m 7f gd in May.
Everybreathyoutake (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid-division, closer in 5th 4f out, soon ridden, no impression in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 20 1/4l behind Cavalry Master (12-0) at Kilbeggan 2m Good - Yielding in Jun.
Monition (IRE) 7-2fav (11-10) Led, inclined to jump left, slight mistake 7th, joined from before 3 out, soon headed, no impression from before last, kept on well without getting to front pair closing stages, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Thegoaheadman (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hcp gd in May.
Poker D'Ainay (FR) 9-4 (11-4) Soon disputed lead, a little keen, slight mistake 3 out, soon headed and no impression, jumped right last, kept on into 2nd without troubling winner closing stages, 2nd of 8, 5 1/2l behind Stacks Mountain (11-4) at Tipperary 3m mdn gd in May.
Shantou City (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Chsd ldrs, 4th frm 6th where mstk, cl 5th when fell 3out, at Loughanmore 3m mdn gd in May.
Orena Bay (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, slightly impeded 1st, slight mistake 2nd, moderate 6th approaching 5th, soon stumbled on bend, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening from next, 4th of 15, 18 1/2l behind Batts Rock (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn gd in May.