raced in 4th early, soon 5th, pushed along over 3f out, dropped towards rear and no impression before straight, one pace
towards rear, pushed along before straight, soon no impression, one pace
a little slow into stride, raced in 5th early, soon 4th, pushed along under 2f out, soon chased winner, no impression and kept on without threatening inside final furlong, just prevailed for 2nd
soon raced in 2nd, pushed along before straight, no impression and kept on without threatening inside final furlong, just denied for 2nd
a little slow into stride, towards rear, soon raced in 6th, pushed along briefly approaching straight on inner, soon 5th and pushed along again, no impression over 1f out, one pace
a little slow into stride, towards rear, pushed along before halfway, no impression before straight, weakened from under 2f out
soon led and went on, reduced lead before halfway, went on again from over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong
soon raced in 3rd, pushed along on outer into straight, no impression and kept on without threatening inside final furlong, not quite match principals
Japan won this for Ballydoyle last year after an initial run and LOUISIANA can follow suit after a promising run on this sort of ground at Gowran. Maker Of Kings couldn't catch Aidan O'Brien's Sherpa at Roscommon but had the remainder well beaten while Sheckhem has been unfortunate to come up against some decent winners. The filly Soineanta was a 33/1 chance at Cork and didn't show much but she'll have come on nicely for the experience.
A Mere Bagatelle (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Towards rear and took keen hold early, in rear from halfway, pushed along from 3f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out, last of 10, 28l behind Geometrical (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Dark Design (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 9th of 15, 13 3/4l behind Royal Dornoch (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Louisiana (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders and 4th from halfway, soon pushed along and drifted left from 2f out, ridden in 3rd from 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6 3/4l behind Geometrical (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Maker Of Kings (IRE) 4-1jfav (9-5) Rear of mid-division, 7th over 3f out, headway on outer under 2f out, edged right and bumped rival over 1f out, ridden and challenged under 1f out, kept on, no impression closing stages and edged right, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Sherpa (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn sft in Aug.
Praise You (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression 2f out, no extra, 10th of 12, 17 3/4l behind Mogul (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Settle Me Down (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression early straight, no extra from over 1f out, last of 10, 10l behind Croughavouke (9-0) at Limerick 7f mdn gd in Jul.
Shekhem (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, travelled well over 2f out and soon pushed along to go 2nd, no impression on winner from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 3 1/4l behind Mogul (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Soineanta (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace under 1f out, no danger, 8th of 19, 7 1/4l behind Nurse Barbara (9-0) at Cork 6f mdn fll gd in Sep.