raced in 9th early, effort straight, no impression from over 2f out
raced in 14th early, no impression 3f out, soon no extra
raced in 4th early, closed up straight, 3rd under 2f out, soon one pace
soon disputed lead, led over 3f out, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages
slowly into stride, towards rear, no impression 3f out, soon weakened
raced in 8th early, closed and effort under 2f out, kept on without matching front pair final furlong
dwelt, towards rear, some headway but no impression under 3f out, kept on same pace without threatening
dwelt, towards rear, no impression 3f out, soon no extra
raced in 13th early, no impression under 3f out, kept on same pace without threatening
dwelt, soon raced in 12th, headway straight, kept on without threatening from 2f out
raced in 5th early, pushed along into straight, still chasing leaders under 2f out, soon one pace
raced in 3rd early, closed up straight, almost on terms 2f out, no extra and one pace 1f out
raced in 10th early, switched right over 2f out, soon one pace
raced in 6th early, closed and effort under 2f out, led and stayed on best closing stages
a little keen, prominent, soon disputed lead, headed over 3f out, soon weakened
dwelt, raced in 11th early, no extra from over 2f out
raced in 7th early, effort straight, one pace from over 2f out
Dunkirk Harbour didn't show much in his opening two runs but can do better over this longer trip and shouldn't be written off. The four-year-old Venetian Rock has only run twice and shown potential on ground softer than he would have liked while stable companion Ambitious Approach has a superb pedigree for this trip and is one to note in the market. California Daddy wasn't beaten far in all three starts in what looked strong maidens. Ger Lyons should have him ready for this and he'll make a bold bid to lose his maiden tag. SHERKALI attracted support on his debut at Leopardstown in October but didn't get the run of the race. He was staying on at the finish over that 7f and looks the type to have a very good second campaign.
Hayyel (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Ravissante.
Taakhy 16-1 (9-0) Soon raced in 9th, no extra from over 1f out, 22nd of 28, 11 3/4l behind Luceita (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn Good - Yielding in Aug.
Ambitious Approach (IRE) Dawn Approach colt out of Estiqbaal.
California Daddy (USA) 4-6fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, went 3rd 2f out, soon ridden in 2nd, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Masaff (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn gf in Jun.
Convexity Paco Boy gelding out of Super Midge.
Dunkirk Harbour (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, soon towards rear, no impression over 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 7th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Smart Flies (9-0) at Naas 7f mdn gd in Oct.
Endless Summer (IRE) Born To Sea gelding out of Morinda.
Hightimeyouwon Garswood colt out of Hightime Heroine.
Insane Bolt (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, no impression 2f out, kept on without threatening, 10th of 19, 18 1/4l behind Third Of March (9-0) at Navan 6f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Karakhan (IRE) So You Think colt out of Karawana.
Nor'easter (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Dwelt, waited with, some progress straight, kept on same pace without threatening from over 1f out, 9th of 15, 10 1/4l behind Wargrave (9-5) at Naas 7f mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Pocotaligo 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, raced in 13th early, 12th approaching straight where raced towards outer, kept on same pace without threatening, 9th of 16, 21 3/4l behind Micro Manage (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn sft in Oct.
Red Gerry (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, under pressure and lost place approaching straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no danger, 9th of 20, 10 1/2l behind Rakan (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.
Sherkali (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, dropped to 7th and pushed along from halfway, short of room from 2f out and switched to outer, ridden in 5th from 1f out and kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, not threatening principals, 3rd of 15, 3 3/4l behind Manjeer (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn gd in Oct.
Skellig (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up in rear of mid-division, some headway on inner 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 6 1/2l behind Thrifty One (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Mar.
Willie The Wisp (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ran freely early, 4th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out and no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 8l behind Thrifty One (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Mar.
Faerie Laws (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, slightly impeded early, soon pushed along and quickly lost place, no danger halfway, 10th of 14, 16 3/4l behind Mona Lisa's Smile (9-0) at Thurles 1m mdn fll gf in Oct.
Cristal Icon (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, 10th after 2nd, closed on inner behind leaders straight, fell 2 out, at Naas 2m hcp gd in Feb.
Venetian Rock (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Dwelt, soon mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Drombeg Dream (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m hvy in Sep.