Winston Wolfe looked as though he needed every inch of the 2m he won over last week but he's actually on a lower mark with his rider's claim taken into consideration. EMPIRE STREET was having only his sixth start when chasing home Pempie over the track and trip, with Macaban City behind. John McConnell's charge can go one better though Starlight Red was staying on over the extended 1m2f track a couple of weeks ago. Stay With Me had been threatening to win for some time before doing so 11days ago though Lady Of Luxury wasn't beaten far and has a pull in the weights.
Maysonlight 33-1 (9-8) Mid-division, disputed 7th over 4f out, headway and effort straight, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Make The Switch (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Noble Expression 80-1 (9-11) Waited with, pushed along briefly approaching halfway, pushed along again approaching straight in 12th, kept on same pace without threatening from under 2f out, 9th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Raphael (10-1) at Dundalk 1m pol in Jan.
Sister Eliza (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Waited with behind leaders, impeded 1st, slightly slow 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, not fluent 5th and at times after, closed from 3 out, 2nd approaching straight, soon no extra, 4th of 6, dist behind Rock Chica (10-9) at Tipperary 2m mdn fll Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Empire Street (IRE) 5-1jfav (9-9) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, led over 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Pempie (10-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.
Winston Wolfe (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden to progress on inner into 5th 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, disputed inside final furlong, edged ahead closing stages, won at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jan beating Belgoprince (10-1) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Starlight Red (IRE) 11-4fav (10-0) Pushed along briefly early, soon chased leaders, disputed 7th approaching straight, soon headway and effort, kept on without matching front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3 1/4l behind Romann (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
Sand Castle (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Disputed lead early, prominent, soon 3rd, led from 2f out, soon pressed, headed and dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 14, 1/4l behind Aldente (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Daddy's Gal (USA) 150-1 (9-5) Waited with, rear of mid-division, pushed along on inner approaching straight, soon no impression, last of 10, 30 1/2l behind Simply A Breeze (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn fll sft in Oct.
Macaban City (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride and rear, ridden 3f out, towards outer 2f out, 10th over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 7 1/4l behind Pempie (10-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.
Wisaka (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, 12th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden and progress on outer from 2f out, challenged inside final furlong and led briefly over 100 yards out, kept on same pace, headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 14, nk behind Magi Gal (10-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Lady Of Luxury (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to press leaders 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Stay With Me (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.
Odd Venture (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Pushed along briefly early, soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, effort straight, one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Aldente (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Clef De Voute (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, soon pushed along and effort, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Just Brilliant (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jan.
Stay With Me (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan beating Wave Walker (8-10) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Maricruz (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Rear of mid-division, ridden to progress 2f out, 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Pempie (10-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.
Griffyndor (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace entering final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Stay With Me (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.
Mutanaqel 100-1 (10-2) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 4f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened, last of 13, 17 1/2l behind Harvey Specter (8-12) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Jul.