Usa, whose only all-weather victory came on the sand at Laytown, was conceding a stone to Our Max when beaten a short-head here last month and there's nothing between them this time. The lightly-raced DANDY ROCK gets the vote as he was a very close fourth there but was in the lead at this trip and he also holds sixth-placed Tom Dooley. Fastidious hasn't won for over two years and has gone up 1lb for finishing third here last month while Arlecchino's Rock is 6lb higher than his victory here in February and has changed yards after being claimed when third last time. Knights Templar, who has won six races on Turf, is 1-19 on the all-weather and is consequently well handicapped here if anywhere near his best.
Fastidious 8-1 (9-2) Disputed lead, ridden and lead 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no impression on winner 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Arbourfield (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Apr.
Dandy Rock (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th on inner 2f out, progress into 4th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Our Max (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Apr.
Usa (IRE) 18-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, 7th after 3 out, no impression next, 9th of 13, 19l behind Don't Touch It (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
Alans Pride (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Broke well to lead, headed after 1f, 2nd halfway, pushed along to lead narrowly 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Elusive Approach (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Apr.
Arlecchino's Rock 13-2 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, nk behind Rivellino (10-0) at Dundalk 6f pol in Apr.
Burren View Lady (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, pushed along approaching straight and no impression under 2f out, no extra, never a factor, last of 9, 16 1/4l behind Not A Whisper (10-0) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft in Apr.
Estrenar (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, lost place early straight, pushed along and edged right 1 1/2f out, no extra, 10th of 14, 22 3/4l behind Not A Bad Oul Day (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft in Apr.
Jan Steen (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden and some progress over 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Strategic Heights (9-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Mar.
Angie's Angel (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, weakened straight, never a factor, 13th of 17, 9 1/4l behind Keep Believing (8-4) at Navan 1m hcp gd in Apr.
Tom Dooley (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 9th 3f out, headway into 3rd and ridden 2f out, 5th 1f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Our Max (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Apr.
Knights Templar (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Soon towards rear, 10th approaching straight, no impression and kept on from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Lily's Prince (9-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Dec.
You Gotta Move (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Soon raced 3rd, pushed along in 4th entering straight, ridden under 2f out, no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Elusive Approach (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Apr.
Iconic Figure (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ran freely, ridden and no impression on inner 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Shelbe (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Apr.
Maritime Law (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 15l behind Miningrocks (9-9) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Our Max 5-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon mid-division, 10th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, headway into 3rd 1f out, improved to lead narrowly inside final furlong, all out, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Apr beating Queluz (8-13) by dht, 14 ran.
Lady Ranger (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) In rear, 16th halfway,ridden over 2f out, no impression, never a factor, 15th of 16, 12 1/2l behind Snoozing Indian (9-7) at Naas 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Eadaoins Pet (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along into straight, no impression from 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 12, 29 3/4l behind Nannys Well (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn fll hvy in Sep.