chased leaders, closer 3rd 3f out, improved on outer travelling well to lead 2f out, soon went clear, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily
chased leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, soon no impression
led, joined halfway, ridden entering straight, headed 2f out and then disputed 2nd, kept on one paced final furlong, went moderate 2nd close home
slowly away and always trailing, pushed along 4f out, no impression, never a factor
mid-division, pushed along in moderate 6th entering straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out
rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression straight, never a factor
slowly into stride and always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
chased leaders, ridden in moderate 5th over 2f out, no impression
chased leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead halfway, ridden entering straight, headed and disputed 2nd from 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, bumped slightly inside final furlong, dropped to moderate 3rd close home
Intense Pride's close second at Tipperary in October 2014 would be the stand-out form here but he subsequently showed nothing and finished tailed off last on his most recent start. Queen Zain has shown reasonable form on the all-weather in the UK and has her first start for Brian McMahon but this should go to SIR RASTON. Dermot Weld's charge started favourite for a 1m4f handicap last week, despite a huge weight, and dropping back in trip can enable him to finally get off the mark. Seamie Heffernan's booking for Denis Hogan's well-bred newcomer Tamazan is interesting and any money should be noted while Tara Dylan ran quite well behind Bridle Path last week on her first start since October.
Lusis Naturea 20-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden on outer 2f out and some progress in 9th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 5th close home, 5th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Maronella (9-2) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Jan.
Intense Pride (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Broke well to lead early, tracked leaders, soon 4th, pushed along over 3f out, not much room 2 1/2f out, weakened towards rear from over 1f out, last of 17, 30l behind Dew Line (8-10) at Navan 1m 2f hcp gd in Oct.
Sir Raston (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 8th halfway, progress entering straight, ridden in 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Temasek Star (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.
Tamazan (USA) City Zip gelding out of Tawaria.
Montys Angel (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and always behind, no impression straight, never a factor, 8th of 10, 22 1/4l behind Rocking The Blue (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Feb.
Can She Fly 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, rear of mid-division halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 18th of 19, 22 3/4l behind Byzantium (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn fll Good - Yielding in Oct.
For The Craic (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) In rear, 12th halfway, some progress 2f out and 8th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Bridle Path (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Feb.
Queen Zain (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 8, 5 3/4l behind On A Whim (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Tara Dylan (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden entering straight and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Bridle Path (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Feb.
Prince Garyantle (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 8th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 9th of 14, 8 3/4l behind Rock On Rosie (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Jan.