chased leaders in 3rd, 3rd 3f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, 2nd from 2f out, no impression on winner 1f out, kept on one paced in 2nd final furlong
led, joined 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, dropped to last entering straight, soon no impression, went moderate 3rd again inside final furlong
chased leader in 2nd, 3rd 6f out improved on outer to dispute lead 4f out, soon ridden, headed 2f out, soon no impression on winner, dropped to moderate 4th inside final furlong
held up in last, raced along inner throughout, improved to dispute lead briefly 5f out, close 2nd 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, clear 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, eased close home, easily
High-class hurdler Windsor Park was a long odds-on chance when landing this for Dermot Weld a year ago and the stable will be hoping RADANPOUR can follow up. The winner of his first three starts last season, including a Listed contest at Leopardstown, he finished last in the Irish Derby and hasn't been seen subsequently. A Group 1 entry suggests he is back on track and he can concede 9lb to the consistent and useful Toe The Line. John Kiely's mare is a smart stayer and a genuine Listed-class winner who wasn't beaten far in the Group 2 Park Hill at Doncaster and would take advantage if the selection isn't at his best. Rich Coast is a useful hurdler who didn't take to fences last autumn while The Brock Inn won at Tiperary on his only start under Flat Rules and has also won a bumper and a maiden hurdle.
Radanpour (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon raced in 6th, pushed along under 4f out, dropped to last 3f out, dropped behind from over 2f out, eased, last of 8, 33 1/4l behind Jack Hobbs (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Rich Coast 18-1 (11-12) Held up, no impression and jumped left 3 out, jumped left again next, one pace, 8th of 11, 15 1/2l behind Kitten Rock (11-12) at Navan 2m Yielding - Soft in Nov.
The Brock Inn (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Raced in 8th early, slightly slow 5th, moderate 7th approaching straight, ridden to close and challenge approaching last, kept on without reaching winner closing stages, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Dollar And A Dream (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp Yielding in Mar.
Toe The Line (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, 16th halfway, some progress on outer approaching straight, pushed along 2f out and 6th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 23, 4 1/4l behind Silver Concorde (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 7f hcp gd in Oct.