mid-division towards outer, 7th halfway, pushed along at stages from halfway, 5th entering straight, progress between horses to challenge travelling well 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, soon ridden clear, kept on well, easily
Under the race conditions, DARK RAVEN doesn't carry a winner's penalty for an impressive victory at Leopardstown and should remain unbeaten. Zero Tolerance made a very encouraging start behind Au Fleuron at Tipperary and should find a race soon while Pats Choice cost €170,000 and a market check is advised. The latter remark also applies to So Scottish, a €52,000 half-brother to a winner in France, and Hey Johnny, a half-brother to the championship bumper winner Sir Gerhard.
Dark Raven (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Settled behind leaders early, mid-division in moderate 7th halfway, closer in 3rd 2 1/2f out, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 2m Yielding in Mar beating Silas Marner (11-7) by 7 1/2l, 13 ran.
Getaway Master (IRE) Getaway gelding out of Grange Oscar.
Good Gossin (IRE) Kingston Hill gelding out of Phantasy Rock.
Hey Johnny (IRE) Worthadd gelding out of Faanan Aldaar.
Itso Fury (IRE) Fame And Glory gelding out of Qui Plus Est.
Kingston Kid (IRE) Kingston Hill gelding out of Millys Gesture.
Pats Choice (IRE) Getaway gelding out of La Scala Diva.
Simon (IRE) Sageburg gelding out of Ellen's Choice.
So Scottish (FR) Martaline gelding out of Mer D'arabie.
Winding River (IRE) Sageburg gelding out of Carrigeen Lonicera.
Zero Tolerance (GER) 16-1 (11-9) Towards rear, headway on outer under 4f out, went 3rd 2f out, 2nd and ridden 1f out, no impression on winner and kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Au Fleuron (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 2f sft in Mar.
Millstream Mahler (IRE) Mahler filly out of Millstream Express.