towards rear, 10th halfway, pushed along in 8th 2f out and soon no impression, kept on one pace
tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress entering straight and pushed along to lead over 150 yards out, kept on well
led at steady pace, ridden 2f out and headed over 1f out, soon hampered, no extra inside final furlong
mid-division, 8th halfway, ran freely, no impression in 9th approaching straight, no extra
tracked leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 5f out, ridden and dropped to 7th 1f out, no impression final furlong
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 5th entering straight, 3rd and no impression 150 yards out, ridden and kept on one pace
rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra approaching straight, eased
tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out and edged right, soon headed, under pressure and no impression on winner, kept on one pace
tracked leaders, ran freely, 4th halfway, pushed along in 6th approaching straight and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace
towards rear, 9th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and progress outer into 5th 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace
tracked leaders, ran freely, ran very wide off bend after stands and dropped to rear halfway, no extra approaching straight, eased
always towards rear, never a factor, 11th halfway, no extra and detached 2f out, weakened
Dermot Weld has won this four times in ten years including with subsequent Ascot Gold Cup winner Rite Of Passage. It's unlikely that FIRST FIGARO will reach such heights but he was only caught in the final strides over 2m2f at Punchestown and should go one better. The four-year-old Another Cyclone made a promising start at Fairyhouse in April but Lord De Beaufai was a long way behind the selection at Punchestown before running well at Downpatrick then flopping on his next start there. Henry De Bromhead's newcomer Sizing Alberta pulled up on his only start between the flags but will be expected to pay his way before long.
Be My Vinnie (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Witchy Native.
First Figaro (GER) 7-2 (12-0) Mid-division, progress into 3rd 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, disputed inside final furlong, just held in 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, hd behind Champers On Ice (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Apr.
Forgotten Soldier 25-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led 7f out, headed over 4f out, ridden in 5th and no extra 3f out, weakened, 5th of 11, dist behind Mall Dini (12-0) at Cork 2m hvy in Mar.
On Target (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Chsd ldr, mid div when v b mstk 5th, 8th when fell 9th, at Ballysteen 3m mdn gs in May.
Shamat (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, some progress into 10th 5f out, ridden and no extra before straight, 14th of 17, 22l behind Swift Harry (12-0) at Cork 2m gd in Jul.
Sizing Alberta (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Ww rr until btn in 8th 6out, fair 8th & rddn aftr 5out, to frm 4out & pu bef 3out, at Dromahane 3m mdn sft in Dec.
The Dack's Man (IRE) Tamayaz gelding out of Miss Kabul.
Another Cyclone (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge briefly entering straight, no extra in 4th 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 20, 14 3/4l behind Castello Sforza (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m Soft - Heavy in Apr.
Eyes Of A Tiger (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Ld, n jmp well, mstk 4th & hdd, drpd to 3rd 1/2way, mstk 6out, fell 5out, at Laurencetown 3m mdn hvy in May.
Rio Delalago (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Ran freely, led after 1f, headed 5f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, no extra 2f out, 9th of 12, dist behind Little Mitch (11-9) at Wexford 2m gd in Jun.
St Agnes Church (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always rear, ridden 6f out, soon weakened, completely tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Brogine (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f Soft - Heavy in Jul.
Lady Grandera (IRE) Grandera filly out of Lady Vanquish.
Lord De Beaufai (FR) 8-1 (12-0) Held up, soon raced in 9th, slightly impeded approaching halfway, soon improved, poor 4th from 6f out and no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, dist behind Listen Dear (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f gd in Jun.