YUFTEN is a long way clear on official ratings, as he was when beaten 8l by Tennesse Waltz at Tipperary earlier this month. There isn't much difference at the weights here but John Feane's charge couldn't handle the soft ground and things didn't go right for him. Providing the going doesn't ease he can prove that run all wrong. War Hero is much better at Dundalk having gained all of his three victories there though this will be his first start in this grade but Al Batal is held by the selection on earlier Dundalk running though his stable remains in fine form.
War Hero (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along after halfway, ridden and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 10th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Turbine (8-5) at Cork 7f hcp gd in May.
Yuften 11-10fav (10-3) Chased leaders early, saddle slipped and rider briefly lost iron, soon dropped to mid-division, pushed along in 9th from halfway, ridden over 2f out and kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, not threatening principals, 3rd of 11, 8 1/4l behind Tennesse Waltz (9-10) at Tipperary 7f Yielding - Soft in Jun.
Khwarizmi (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Went slightly right from stalls and pushed along, settled in mid-division until dropped to rear and ridden from halfway, soon no extra and eased from over 1f out, last of 12, 11 3/4l behind Jenniechild (8-11) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf in Jun.
Tennesse Waltz (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Chased leaders early and soon improved into 2nd, ridden in pursuit of leader from 2f out and closed from 1f out, kept on well to challenge inside final 50 yards and led on line, won at Tipperary 7f Yielding - Soft in Jun beating Lincoln (10-0) by shd, 11 ran.
Al Batal 16-1 (10-0) Always towards rear on far side, ridden 2f out and no impression over 1f out, 17th of 22, 17 1/4l behind Takeachancejimmy (9-3) at Navan 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.
Bold Decision 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression in rear of mid-division early straight, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 15, 20 1/4l behind Snapraeceps (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in May.
Bustam (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Chased leaders early, mid-division after 2f, ridden and no extra 2 1/2f out, last of 10, 18 1/4l behind Yuften (10-0) at Dundalk 6f pol in Mar.
Sensual Scent (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no impression early straight, no extra, 12th of 15, 21 1/4l behind Snapraeceps (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in May.
Mimic's Memory 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, closer in 6th halfway, ridden over 2f out, under pressure in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Talk Now (8-10) at Roscommon 7f hcp sft in Jun.