Paul Carberry will be delighted to have picked up the ride on TRIKIRK in the second of these flat v jump jockeys' events as his mount made a fine return from a long lay-off behind Leah Claire at the Curragh earlier this month. Michael Grassick's charge can prove the answer to this though Sandymount Lady, who finished a very close sixth in that Curragh event, has since scored over timber at Punchestown and looks a major threat. Lady Songbird has been running well enough without quite getting there and will have the assistance of Johnny Murtagh while Cool Star would have a chance if staying the trip after a couple of decent efforts over a mile this year.
Lonesome Maverick (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, 3rd to 3f out, soon weakened quickly, 18th of 19, 18l behind Across The Rhine (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m hcap gf.
Putapriceonthat (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Soon mid-division, 9th for much, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Ceannline (9-11) at Wexford 1m hcp 50-80 fm.
Fikrah 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division best, dropped towards rear and ridden approaching straight, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 16l behind Headford View (9-3) at Dundalk 1m fll hcp 60-90 pol in Sep '08.
Lady Songbird (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders 7th approaching straight, 5th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 5l behind Fisher Bridge (9-4) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gf.
Luttrell Lady (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 12th 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 15, 5l behind Barring Decree (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 gf.
Captain Henry (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 15th of 17, 25l behind Mon Champion (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 50-80 gf.
Trikirk (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, improved to challenge and dispute lead from 1 1/2f out, headed and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 4th of 25, 1 1/4l behind Leah Claire (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2f stks.
Come On Flash (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 49l behind Oneeightofamile (9-8) at Clonmel 2m mdn stks gd.
Five Two 33-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 14, 7l behind Ceannline (9-11) at Wexford 1m hcp 50-80 fm.
Hassanali (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 12th 3f out, some progress entering straight, soon no extra, 6th of 15, 7l behind South Wing (9-7) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 50-80 gd.
Blackwitch Woman (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 15, 7l behind Desert Romance (9-10) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-75 gd.
Cool Star (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Duaiseoir (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 50-70 gf.
Sandymount Lady (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1 1/2f out, 6th of 25, 4l behind Leah Claire (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2f stks.
Screen Diva 8-1 (10-0) Held up, 10th 4f out, progress on outer 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Not To Know (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-60 pol.
Binocular 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd from 4f out, ridden straight, stayed on well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 18, shd behind Ionisphere (9-1) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-60 in Apr.
Kilmagner (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 13th over 2f out, kept on from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Inishtearaght (9-4) at Wexford 1m 4yo hcp gd.