soon tracked leader in 2nd, bumped in 3rd over 2f out, every chance 1f out, ridden and headway between horses to lead narrowly final 100 yards, kept on best under pressure
awkward leaving stalls, ran 4th, no impression on leaders 1 1/2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on closing stages without threatening
ran freely early and soon 3rd, slightly hampered 3f out, bumped rival in 2nd over 2f out, pushed along to lead narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, not match winner
broke well to lead, under pressure and headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance 1f out, dropped to 3rd final 150 yards, kept on same pace
Red Epaulette won the first race of the new season over the course and distance but couldn't cope over an extra furlong under his penalty on a return visit last weekend. Real Force was a 25/1 chance when landing a course and distance maiden where he came with a storming late run to snatch the spoils. The filly Windham Belle was almost eight lengths behind in that latter contest and showed the value of the form by scoring at Dundalk. PISTOLETTO, brother to a Grade 1 winner in the USA and half-brother to four other winners, looked very smart when scoring easily at Tipperary and it will be a surprise if he doesn't remain unbeaten.
Pistoletto (USA) 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on near side, challenged 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, pushed out to assert inside final furlong, easily, won at Tipperary 5f mdn Yielding in Apr beating American Lady (9-0) by 5 1/2l, 8 ran.
Real Force 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt, soon raced in 11th, headway from halfway, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Naas 5f mdn Good - Yielding in Apr beating Shining Forth (8-6) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Red Epaulette (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Soon chased leader on inner in 2nd, pushed along from 2f out, ridden from 1f out and soon no impression, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5 3/4l behind Siskin (9-2) at Naas 6f gd in May.
Windham Belle (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Soon led, pressed and wandered slightly inside final furlong, kept on best, won at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in May beating Glow Worm (8-6) by 3/4l, 6 ran.