always prominent, disputed early, 2nd from before halfway, driven along and challenged from well over 1f out, every chance, headed early final furlong, kept on under pressure but not match winner
The front-running Eagle Canyon is proving very difficult to place and was soon done with when passed at the furlong pole at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Dodging Bullets, who finished a length in front of him and will appreciate reverting to a mile, should have no real problems confirming the form. Mullingar started a short-priced favourite for a maiden at Naas but couldn't quicken after travelling nicely and was beaten almost five lengths behind Baitsileir. Jim Bolger saddled that winner and is represented here by the newcomer TOBAR NA GAOISE, whose dam was a very speedy performer. He won't need to be a world-beater to land the spoils against mainly disappointing rivals.
Parasympathetic (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, 8th of 12, 17l behind Alaia (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks gf in May '10.
Baravaero (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, some headway on outer entering straight, moderate 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 11l behind Takapour (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Dodging Bullets 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight and soon dropped to 3rd, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Gonebeyondthemoon (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn stks gd.
Eagle Canyon (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Led, strongly pressed and headed 1f out, soon no extra and weakened, 4th of 7, 6l behind Gonebeyondthemoon (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn stks gd.
Mullingar 11-8fav (9-5) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, driven along from 2f out, no impression under pressure from 1f out, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Baitsileir (9-5) at Naas 1m mdn stks gf.
Tobar Na Gaoise (IRE) Whipper colt out of Starchy.
Foot Of Pride (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and headway on outer to challenge briefly entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Teo's Sister (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll stks gf.