towards rear, 8th halfway, pushed along under 3f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression, never a factor, eased closing stages
mid-division, 5th halfway, under pressure 2f out, lost place and ridden 1 1/2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace
rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, travelled well and headway on outer under 3f out, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, eased under 1f out
rear, 9th halfway, travelled well 3f out, headway 2f out, switched left and ridden into 4th 1f out, stayed on between horses to lead final 100 yards, kept on well
soon led, 2 lengths clear halfway, reduced advantage 2 1/2f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened under 1f out, dropped to 4th final 100 yards
prominent, soon chased leader, 3rd halfway, under pressure and lost place 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and slightly hampered, 5th 1f out, one paced
rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, effort over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble winner
soon tracked leader in 2nd, closed 2 1/2f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, under pressure and headed final 100 yards, kept on same pace
in rear, niggled along early, slightly detached in 10th halfway, no headway, detached 2f out, weakened, never a factor
chased leader, 4th halfway, under pressure and lost place 3f out, weakened 2f out, detached and eased closing stages
Venetian Rock was well beaten at Leopardstown on Friday in the race won in good style by Geological. Damian English' charge is penalised 6lb but Stephen Mooney can claim his 7lb so he's looking well handicapped. Perfect Tapatino completed a double last summer over 1m4f so will have found an extended mile too short on his reappearance and the same could apply here. BUCKY LARSON was in double-winning form at this time a year ago and is surprisingly on the same mark as his last victory despite several good efforts in strong handicaps. His stable has been going well so the lack of a run shouldn't pose a problem. Eastern Racer followed a victory in a Dundalk claimer with a cracking effort when only just over a length behind Pepperoni Pete, who was receiving 22lb, at Cork. Premier League ended last season early with a victory at Galway in July but has looked a bit high in the weights in subsequent runs. Port Lion had looked a certain future winner with two excellent runs after arriving from France and can't have been right at the Curragh.
Perfect Tapatino (FR) 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and some headway on inner over 2f out, soon not clear run and switched left in mid-division over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 4th of 18, 3/4l behind Marshall Jennings (9-7) at Cork 1m hcp gd in Apr.
Spiorad Saoirse 22-1 (9-0) Raced in 9th early, pushed along after halfway, soon no impression, 23rd of 27, 18 1/4l behind Red Tea (9-11) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding in May.
Bucky Larson (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, 9th over 3f out, travelled well entering straight, headway 1f out, ridden and kept on well to 3rd final strides, nearest finish, 3rd of 16, 1l behind Innamorare (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Port Lions (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Bumped with rival early and raced in 7th, no extra from over 1f out, 25th of 27, 20 1/4l behind Red Tea (9-11) at Curragh 1m hcp Yielding in May.
Geological (IRE) 5-1cfav (9-8) Smartly into stride, prominent, led inside first 2f, pressed straight, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 7f hcp Good - Yielding in May beating Atlas (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Premier League (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, no impression from 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong to go 4th on line, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Twenty Minutes (8-10) at Naas 6f hcp gd in May.
Star Quality 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final 2, 13th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Sayem (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp fll (4) pol in Oct.
Eastern Racer (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 6th halfway, some headway over 2f out and ridden in 3rd over 1f out, left 2nd 100 yards out and kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Pepperoni Pete (8-8) at Cork 1m hcp gd in May.
Amlad (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Waited with, still in rear before straight, kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8 3/4l behind Tirmizi (10-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp Yielding in Apr.
Mijul Trail (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, dropped to 6th over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Miss O Connor (9-13) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll Yielding - Soft in May.
Venetian Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Pushed along early, soon raced a little keenly and in 5th, 4th approaching halfway, pushed along again 3f out, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 11, 13 1/4l behind Geological (9-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcp Good - Yielding in May.