mid-division, ridden into 4th 2f out, pressed leaders and drifted left over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
dwelt and towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out
dwelt, soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out
dwelt and towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead close home
towards rear, ridden 4f out, no extra 2 1/2f out
held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, under pressure and slightly hampered over 1f out, no extra final furlong
soon led, headed after 2f, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, edged right over 2f out, under pressure in close 3rd 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, 2nd close home
chased leader, led after 2f, ridden and pressed 2f out, kept on under pressure, headed close home and no extra
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge between horses 2f out and slightly short of room, close 2nd 1f out, kept on to dispute inside final furlong, headed close home and no extra
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace
dwelt and towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace
chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression on outer over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
Any further rain would be to the great advantage of Aim For Glory, a winner over hurdles on heavy ground in March and a likely winner of his previous start when falling at the last. Formal Order was having his first start on Turf at Gowran last week and is a probable improver as is Lancastria, who was only caught in the closing stages over 1m3f at Killarney. Metier found 1m5f too far at Navan but was in the lead at this trip while Recent Revelations ran well for a long way on his return from a long break at Sligo. Royal Aide ran better than his form figure suggests at Tipperary last week but the vote goes to MARIA CHRISTINA, who showed promise on her Leopardstown debut in October and will have come on a bundle for her second place at Gowran in April.
Aim For Glory (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway to dispute 3 out and travelled well to lead entering straight, ridden and joined between final 2, left clear last, kept on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m mdn hvy in Mar beating Carnet De Stage (11-0) by 9 1/2l, 14 ran.
Conamara Handshake (IRE) Red Jazz gelding out of Infectious.
Coolest King (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outer, dropped towards rear early straight, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 14l behind Mutadaawel (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Mar.
De Name Escapes Me (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Towards rear, closer in 9th from halfway, ridden in 8th from 3 out, soon no impression and weakened, 12th of 15, dist behind Peregrine Run (11-10) at Ballinrobe 2m 7f hcp gd in May.
Natures Blossom (IRE) Fruits Of Love M out of Perpendicular Girl.
Bajan Excell (IRE) Helmet gelding out of Bajan Belle.
Bear Claws (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and pushed along early, mid-division before halfway, pushed along on inner entering straight and switched left 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Killourney (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn gf in May.
Formal Order 10-1 (9-5) Close up, 2nd halfway, ridden under 2f out, dropped to 3rd 1 1/2f out, no impression on leaders 1f out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 14, 6 1/2l behind Up Helly Aa (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn gd in Jun.
Metier (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Soon led, joined early straight, pushed along over 2f out and soon ridden, kept on under pressure, headed inside final 100 yards, no extra, 4th of 11, 3l behind Building Bridges (9-5) at Navan 1m 5f mdn Good - Yielding in Jun.
Recent Revelations (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 5th, improved into 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind A Wave Of The Sea (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f mdn gd in May.
Royal Aide (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, soon dropped towards rear and reminders, in rear from halfway, ridden and some progress from 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace in 5th from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 18 1/2l behind Harpo Marx (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn sft in Jun.
Sea Ducor Sea The Moon gelding out of Swarm.
Maria Christina (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, dropped to 5th briefly 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, moderate 3rd 1f out, soon 2nd, kept on without threatening winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 4 1/4l behind Solage (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 2f mdn fll Yielding - Soft in Apr.
Pepper'n Salt (IRE) Mastercraftsman gelding out of Hidden Charm.
Franklyn (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, niggled along entering straight, switched right over 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, switched right and kept on same pace final furlong, no danger, 6th of 14, 13 3/4l behind Up Helly Aa (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn gd in Jun.
Brexit Briefcase (GER) Showcasing gelding out of Breathe.
Lancastria (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon raced in 4th, closed up on outer 5f out, soon 2nd, on terms approaching straight travelling smoothly, led under 3f out, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Eminent Authority (9-5) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn gd in May.