towards rear, never a factor, 11th halfway, no impression 2f out and 10th 1f out, kept on one pace
prominent, 3rd halfway, lost place under 3f out, weakened, eased final furlong
dwelt, in rear, some progress outer in 11th 2f out, ridden to go 3rd 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to lead close home
towards rear, 12th halfway, progress between horses to go 5th 1f out, ridden in 3rd 100 yards out, kept on one pace
mid-division, 7th halfway, progress over 2f out and ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong
rear of mid-division, pushed along in 9th 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on one pace
rear of mid-division, 13th halfway, progress in 7th 2f out, 6th and ridden 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong
prominent and disputed lead, led over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home
mid-division, 5th and ridden 2f out, no impression in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, 4th and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and no extra 2f out, weakened, eased inside final furlong
led or disputed lead, headed over 2f out, ridden and soon no extra, weakened
chased leaders, 8th halfway, 6th 2f out, not clear run, switched right and 11th 1f, kept on one pace inside final furlong
chased leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along and dropped to rear over 2f out, no extra, eased, tailed off
It will come as no surprise if one of the more unexposed sorts turns up here but it's a tricky puzzle to solve, not least because practically all those to the head of the weights have yet to experience ground this quick. Love Letter and Realt Eile appeal most of the contenders to enter that category but preference is for the lightly-raced WAY OF LIGHT. The Wachman filly showed promise on two juvenile starts, notably when a fair fourth to Jack Naylor on good to firm ground at Roscommon last summer. She wasn't seen again until April and will surely have needed that run which came on really heavy ground. She's on a fair mark for this handicap bow and will appreciate the return to quick conditions. Beechmount Whisper needs to feature on all shortlists as he's getting better with his racing and was only narrowly denied here last time over 2f further in a similar handicap contest.
Adventureman 3-1 (9-6) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, 2nd 2f out, dropped to 5th 1f out, no impression, eased close home, 6th of 8, 5l behind Tomorrow Morning (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb.
Realt Eile (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no impression on winner under 2f out, dropped to moderate 4th 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 9l behind Whitehaven Bay (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in May.
Caution (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, soon 4th, pushed along halfway, no extra from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 20l behind Not A Bad Oul Day (9-6) at Sligo 7f 3yo hcp hvy in May.
Love Letter (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Led, headed after 1 1/2f, 3rd halfway, pushed along approaching straight and no impression over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Knocknagree (9-0) at Listowel 1m fll mdn stks hvy in May.
Way Of Light (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leader in 3rd, disputed 4th halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Shahzeena (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn aut fll hvy in Apr.
Fashion Forward (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along and dropped to 5th over 1f out, no extra, weakened, 6th of 10, 14l behind Ecoeye (8-9) at Listowel 7f 3yo hcp hvy in May.
Mighty Fine (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt and slightly impeded start, in rear, pushed along 3f out, no impression from 2f out, one pace, last of 9, 12l behind In My Pocket (9-5) at Navan 1m 3yo mdn in Apr.
Beechmount Whisper (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, challenged 3f out, ridden to lead 2 1/2f out, pressed from over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlonag and kept on, headed last strides, 2nd of 21, shd behind Muraabit (9-8) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf in May.
Best Kept Secret (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along entering straight and 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Uno Voce (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-70 gf.
Miss Ranger (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) In rear, never a factor, 16th under 2 out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong to go 7th close home, 7th of 18, 11l behind Fashion Forward (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Nialls Rory (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 1f out, no extra, 11th of 18, 13l behind Fashion Forward (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Royal County Boy (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 18, 6l behind Fashion Forward (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Crystallising (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along in 12th 2f out, soon no impression and no extra over 1f out, 11th of 20, 25l behind Outstanding (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in May.
Myia (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 15l behind Daisy Bell (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Tagg's Island (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, 5-lengths clear halfway, ridden and challenged 3f out, headed 2 1/2f out, under pressure in 3rd 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 8th of 21, 7l behind Muraabit (9-8) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf in May.