Piece D'Or, fourth in a Yarmouth maiden for Sir Michael Stoute in October, is an interesting entry for new connections. Noble Call has been finding 1m4f stretching his stamina and should be better suited by this trip but Sportsmaster ran his best race to date over today's C&D on soft ground, when Sam bass was behind, and could do with some rain. KATE GREENAWAY has been staying on over a mile and hopefully can improve enough for the extra to gain her first success.
Blue Cannon (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 10th of 14, 7l behind Cheers Buddy (9-4) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.
Celebrity Sevi (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and towards rear, 11th entering straight, went moderate 7th on outer early final furlong, kept on without threatening, 7th of 12, 5l behind Golden Shoe (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Flash Bye (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 10th of 16, 8l behind Liberty's Gift (9-5) at Listowel 1m 3yo mdn aut.
Noble Call (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Always prominent, 3rd for most, kept on same pace under pressure from under 1f out, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Quaintly (8-11) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo stk gf in May.
Sam Bass (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 6th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 6th of 14, 4l behind Secretsubstitute (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks in May.
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Well off pace towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 12, 18l behind Roderic O'Connor (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jun '10.
Sportsmaster (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 19, 4l behind Irish Review (10-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gd in May.
Bawnie Beag (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 24l behind Look At Me (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Sep.
Kate Greenaway (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Prominent, niggled along after halfway, ridden approaching straight, 5th over 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Liberty's Gift (9-5) at Listowel 1m 3yo mdn aut.
Piece D'or (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Hampered and slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Mohedian Lady (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Princess Tuptin (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 10th of 13, 21l behind Defining Year (9-0) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut in Sep.
Strut In Style (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, moderate 9th early, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 18, 10l behind Laughing (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf in May.