soon led at slow gallop, increased pace approaching 7th where slightly slow, joined approaching straight, just headed last, rallied to have every chance back on terms run-in, narrowly denied at finish
held up at slow pace, soon 4th, closed 7th in 3rd when tempo increased, on terms approaching straight, not fluent 3 out, pecked slightly 2 out, just led last, headed and dropped to 3rd run-in, one pace
Sang Tiger won this a year ago and has scored on the Flat this summer. Providing the ground stays dry, he can get involved again though it's difficult to see past SNOW FALCON. Noel Meade's five-year-old, a maiden winner over a slightly longer trip here in January, ran a superb race in the Neptune at Cheltenham before a poor round of jumping at Fairyhouse. He'll have been given intensive schooling and looks a nice prospect for this season. Casual Approach made all to land a Limerick maiden in April and has the scope to go on to better things but though the remaining trio are all winners of their latest starts they will need to find extra in this company.
Sang Tiger (GER) 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, pushed along entering straight and no impression over 2f out, 9th outer 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Venezia (9-12) at Navan 1m 5f hcp gf in Sep.
Snow Falcon (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leaders in 3rd early, slight mistake 3rd, 4th before 4th, dropped to rear and slight mistake 6th, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened and completely tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Shaneshill (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f (1) Soft - Heavy in Apr.
Casual Approach (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Led, slight mistake 5th and joined briefly, went on from before straight, stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f mdn sft in Apr beating Nine Stiches (11-12) by 3 1/4l, 15 ran.
Undressed (FR) 11-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, detached and pushed along after 4 out, moderate 4th at last, kept on run-in to moderate 3rd, 3rd of 5, 9 3/4l behind Exxaro (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f gd in Aug.
Brother Gold (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 3f out, led narrowly under 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Cork 2m 3f Yielding in Aug beating Grangeclare Rosa (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Diva Dawn (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd from 7th, slight mistake next, 2nd again approaching straight, challenged and on terms from before last, soon led, stayed on best run-in, won at Galway 2m 4f mdn gd in Sep beating Dylrow (11-12) by 3 3/4l, 6 ran.