soon mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure in 6th from over 1f out
soon mid-division, 8th from over 4f out, headway on rail into 4th over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure to lead inside final furlong, reducing lead at line
chased leaders, struggling from over 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace
towards rear, ridden into 5th on outer over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong without getting to winner
prominent, struggling in 3rd from over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out
always prominent, 2nd for much, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out
chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, soon weakened and eased
chased leaders, struggling from over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out
soon mid-division, 9th over 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out
prominent, ran off bend inside first half mile, soon raced in 4th, 3rd and kept on under pressure from over 1f out
always towards rear
always towards rear
soon led, attempted to assert from over 2f out, strongly pressed over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong
LEAH CLAIRE found 1m2f too short on her return to the Flat at Leopardstown in March after some reasonable efforts over timber. She doesn't mind any ground conditions and is just 3lb higher than when scoring on that track in October. Joseph O'Brien's claim negates that rise and she can go in again though the improving Gold Mirage should pose a threat on her handicap debut after a good run behind Confidence at Dundalk. Tupelo Honey was a progressive type last year with a fine run at the Curragh on her latest start at the Curragh in October suggesting she can do well this campaign while the veteran The Fonze, the winner of 15 races in a wonderful and varied career, can never be ruled out though this looks on the short side these days.
Bombadero (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, looked all over the winner when not go through with effort, 2nd of 10, nk behind Gakalina (8-12) at Brighton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Leah Claire (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Settled towards rear, some headway early straight, kept on well inside final furlong without troubling leaders, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Celtic Dane (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 60-100 in Mar.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 7th of 11, 15l behind Pedantic (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 50-80 gf.
Miranda's Girl (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Soon prominent, 2nd halfway, weakened early straight, 13th of 14, 7l behind Arcadian Dream (10-0) at Dundalk 7f app hcp 60-85 pol in Dec.
Calle Aneto (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon weakened, 15th of 18, 41l behind Laughing Boy (8-12) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in Jun.
Celestial Prospect (AUS) 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 8l behind Zanughan (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks gs in Apr.
The Fonze (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) In touch towards rear in 6th, closed under pressure in 4th over 2f out, not much room on inner and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 8l behind End Of The Affair (9-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 gd in Apr.
Tupelo Honey (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Broke well and settled in 3rd, closer approaching straight, led entering straight, ridden and pressed from under 2f out, kept on under pressure, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Riynaaz (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks in Oct.
Lizzie Bennett (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong into 3rd, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Rock Medley (9-7) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp 60-90 in Sep.
Gold Mirage (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed and headed 1f out, kept on same pace but no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Confidence (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Frutti Tutti (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Always towards rear, 16th of 21, 41l behind Big Occasion (9-0) at Curragh 1m 6f hcp 60-90 in Oct.
Key Decision (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In rear, no impression from 3f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Salazaar (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 gf in Jun.
Takasima (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, led under 4f out, headed entering straight, soon no extra, 6th of 16, 7l behind Driveheron (9-6) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Kaprun (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 4f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Sesenta (8-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ext hcp hvy in May '09.