prominent between horses early, quickly lost position and in rear briefly, soon tracked leaders on inner, effort straight, impeded 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
Alfredo Arcano, seven times a winner around here, was in such good form at the backend of last year that he was sent to Dubai where he earned some prize money. He's been well beaten in two comeback runs at the Curragh but is back on his favourite track. PRIMO UOMO is Listed class as he showed when scoring at Navan last year. His form on this track isn't quite as strong though he was only beaten narrowly from a mark of 100 the last time he raced here. Blue Uluru has never won in three starts here though was only beaten a head in a handicap last year and won a Tipperary Listed contest just over a year ago. All The King's Men finished last in his only start on the track and hasn't made the expected progress from landing a Navan Listed contest as a two-year-old. Abstraction scored at the meeting last week but faces stiffer opposition.
Abstraction (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, travelling well over 1f out, pushed along to challenge when hampered inside final furlong, ridden and kept on well to lead close home, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep beating Fridtjof Nansen (9-10) by nk, 14 ran.
Alfredo Arcano (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, raced near side group, 6th halfway, pushed along from 2f out, lost place and no impression over 1f out, soon no extra, 20th of 24, 13l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Hot Stuff 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out and soon no impression, no extra over 1f out, eased, 12th of 13, 26 3/4l behind Goodnite Irina (9-12) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jun.
Primo Uomo (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Raced far side group, mid-division early, 11th halfway, pushed along from 2f out and headway, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 12th of 24, 7 1/2l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
All The King's Men (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Soon led, pushed along and headed under 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened, 8th of 10, 11l behind Romanised (9-8) at Curragh 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jul.
North Wind (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Edged right away from stalls, raced far side group, prominent, 3rd halfway, pushed along and effort from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 22nd of 24, 16l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Blue Uluru (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Maid In India (8-12) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Sep.
Jungle Jane (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Prominent, disputed early, 2nd halfway, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and drifted badly right inside final furlong, straightened up again and kept on, no impression close home, 5th of 14, 2l behind Abstraction (10-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.