soon raced in 7th, improved straight, challenged from 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, asserted from 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably
prominent, a little keen, weakened straight
pushed along and soon prominent, under pressure into straight, no extra and one pace from under 2f out
waited with, soon towards rear on outer, one pace straight
raced in 8th early, headway and effort straight, no extra and one pace from under 2f out
mid-division early, soon raced in 9th, progress and edged left from 3f out, challenged on inner from under 2f out, one pace 1f out
mid-division early, soon raced in 10th, progress straight, chased winner but no impression final furlong, kept on same pace
waited with, soon towards rear, kept on same pace without threatening straight
soon disputed lead, headed under 3f out, weakened
soon raced in 6th, carried slightly left from 3f out, soon switched right and one pace
soon raced in 5th, under pressure into straight, soon one pace
waited with, soon raced in 12th, pushed along straight, soon one pace
waited with, soon raced in 13th, headway straight, kept on well without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd closing stages
pushed along briefly early, towards rear, pushed along again before halfway, kept on same pace without threatening straight
soon disputed lead, led under 3f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and one pace after
dwelt, towards rear, kept on same pace without threatening straight
mid-division early, soon raced in 11th, progress straight, kept on without threatening final furlong
Cuban Hope was all out to beat Isotope in a 1m Dundalk handicap a couple of weeks ago when the runner-up's stable companion SERENELY was 3l back in fourth. The latter will be 10lb better off with jockey claim taken into consideration and, ridden with more restraint, can reverse the form and take this. Whitsunday Islands failed to reach the first three last season but is by Australia so likely to do better this campaign while Dreamboat Dave improved markedly in his last two starts at Dundalk in November and can race from a lower mark back on Turf so looks to have a fair chance of reaching the frame.
Cuban Hope (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Prominent, disputed lead at times, gained narrow lead and edged right from 1 1/2f out, kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Mar beating Isotope (9-10) by nk, 10 ran.
Shamalov (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division on inner halfway, pushed along and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind Thrifty One (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Mar.
Whitsunday Islands (FR) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along in 5th over 3f out, ridden and no impression under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7 3/4l behind Arcturus (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Lieutenant Silver (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, chased leaders under pressure over 1f out, ridden and kept on in narrow 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind So Hi Storm (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m (5) pol in Oct.
Porterinthejungle (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to press leader 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 8 3/4l behind Lafayette Hill (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Dec.
Royal Canford (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Raced in 12th early and not clear run, 8th over 3f out, effort behind horses and impeded 1f out, kept on, 6th of 18, 5 1/4l behind Cuban Surfer (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp sft in Oct.
Dreamboat Dave (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden 2f out and 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind King's Vow (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Majority Share (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, took keen hold, ridden in 5th 2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 9 3/4l behind Harriet's Force (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Oct.
Serenely (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, disputed lead briefly early, effort straight, kept on without matching principals final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Cuban Hope (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Mar.
Spelga 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear for most, pushed along briefly after 3f, ridden and no impression 2f out, 12th of 16, 16 1/2l behind Circus Maximus (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m mdn hvy in Sep.
Dinard Rose (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 7l behind Sky Seven (9-5) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Dec.
Inajuma (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out and 6th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Annabelle Rock (9-2) at Dundalk 7f pol in Mar.
The Names Jock (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Fighting Spirit (8-8) at Newcastle 7f (6) pol in Oct.
But I Like It (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression early straight, kept on one pace final furlong, 11th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Roger That (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Jan.
Ideal Pal (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced in 5th early, 9th over 3f out, soon pushed along and kept on same pace, 8th of 18, 7 3/4l behind Cuban Surfer (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp sft in Oct.
Manard (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Rear, 11th 3f out, progress to 7th under 1f out, ridden and kept on, no danger, 6th of 12, 7l behind Arcturus (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.
Hidden Spark (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Raced in 11th early, pushed along before halfway, kept on same pace from 3f out, 10th of 18, 13 3/4l behind Cuban Surfer (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp sft in Oct.
Bellepower (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, some headway and hung left over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, not pace to get involved, 7th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Heatherdown (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.