Blenheim Palace didn't get the run of the race on his handicap debut at Leopardstown and Ryan Moore's presence suggests better is expected. Killarney maiden winner Third World has run two good races on softer going than he would have liked this season so wouldn't want more rain. Conor Hogan makes his handicap debut after promising maiden form though this looks a tough start and KING'S VOW (NAP) looks a more likely winner. An easy maiden winner at Dundalk in November, he reappeared earlier this month with an eye-catching run at Leopardstown and is on the same mark. Loughmore starts out in handicaps after three decent runs in maidens over shorter and his pedigree suggests this will be his trip.
Third World (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Led, travelled well early straight, pushed along and headed 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 3/4l behind Eminence (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
Loughmore (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra in 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 3 1/4l behind Albuquerque (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Conor Hogan (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along early straight and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 4 3/4l behind Tinandali (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.
Blenheim Palace (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression early straight, ridden over 1f out and kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Eminence (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
King's Vow (FR) 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden entering straight and some headway in 7th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Eminence (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
Pulse Of Shanghai (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, mid-division on outer halfway, pushed along and some headway under 2f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Karasi (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Nov.
Isosceles (IRE) 13-8fav (9-13) Led briefly early, chased leaders, pushed along approaching straight, one pace 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Cuban Hope (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Mar.
Joshadam 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 6th under 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 16, 19 1/4l behind South Pacific (9-5) at Naas 1m 2f mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.
Crimson King (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear early, 6th halfway, pushed along 2f out and some headway on inner in 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Eminence (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Apr.
Majority Share (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon led, pressed and joined under 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no extra and one pace, 4th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Encapsulation (9-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f mdn fll Yielding in Apr.
Muntahez (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress to 4th under 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression on leaders, dropped to 5th 1f out, progress to 3rd final 100 yards, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind The Names Jock (9-4) at Cork 1m hcp gd in Apr.
Only The Brave (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and pushed along early, always towards rear, never a factor, no impression under 2f out, 13th of 18, 11 1/4l behind Isotope (9-7) at Cork 1m hcp gd in Apr.
Tony's Rocket (IRE) 9-2cfav (9-4) Towards rear, 8th halfway, dropped to rear and ridden 2f out, soon detached, never a factor, eased over 1f out, last of 10, 31 1/2l behind Hammersmith (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Aug.
Lady Cedar (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Prominent early, ran freely, 5th halfway, pushed along early straight and ridden over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 12th of 18, 10 3/4l behind Isotope (9-7) at Cork 1m hcp gd in Apr.
Raffaello (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) In rear, no impression from 3f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 9th of 16, 9 1/4l behind Basic Law (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn Yielding - Soft in Apr.
Red Gerry (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden under 2f out and 5th when rider lost whip over 1f out, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Lyrical Attraction (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Apr.
Millswyn (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division early before soon dropping towards rear and 7th from halfway, ridden from 3f out and no impression from 2f out, 6th of 8, 18 3/4l behind Guaranteed (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Oct.