tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along early straight, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, ridden and kept on one pace
led, pushed along under 2f out and headed 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along early straight and dropped to 5th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong
slowly into stride, mid-division halfway, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra final furlong
always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra
tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along under 2f out and switched right over 1f out, headway on inner into 2nd over 100 yards out, switched left and kept on close home
mid-division on inner, pushed along 2f out and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace
held up in rear of mid-division, some headway on outer approaching straight, pushed along and no impression in 6th over over 1f out, kept on one pace
held up towards rear, never a factor, pushed along entering straight and soon no impression, no extra under 2f out
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and headway on inner to lead 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong
This doesn't look the strongest maiden ever run here and Rathbride Prince never really looked like winning on his debut at Navan, though at least we know he's fit enough and stays the trip on heavy going. Castletownshend made a very promising start on soft going at Naas in October and attracted good support on his reappearance there last month. Both of those races were over 6f but he's more likely to be suited by this trip and he should get involved. Case Stated finished behind in that latter event and looks held but Dermot Weld's horses have been going well and his newcomer, ROCK SOUND, is out of a mare who has produced winners with her first four offspring to race. He's handed the vote to make a successful debut in a race that shouldn't take much winning.
Callanach (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 10, 16 3/4l behind Urban Beat (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn hvy in Apr.
Case Stated (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 14th of 20, 17 3/4l behind Katie Cruel (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Castletownshend (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division on stands' side, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 20, 10 1/2l behind Katie Cruel (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Emperor Of Fashion (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of Fully Fashioned.
Flemings Hill (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 12th of 14, 19 3/4l behind Zihba (9-5) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Dec.
Kudbegood (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra, 8th of 9, 20 1/4l behind Iiex Excelsa (9-0) at Cork 7f mdn hvy in Mar.
Kyoodle 40-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along in straight and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 8th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Future Proof (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn hvy in Apr.
Mr Whoppit (IRE) Kodiac gelding out of Sharapova.
Rathbride Prince (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Flat To The Max (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn hvy in Apr.
Rock Sound (IRE) Lope De Vega gelding out of Thoughtless Moment.