Bloodstone has shown the occasional glimpses of ability though has been well beaten over this trip. Champagne Monarch ran surprisingly well when tackling 3m at Cork but was well beaten over shorter at Galway last week. Double Jubilee tackles the trip for the first time but John Adams has been narrowly beaten twice at around this trip under today's rider. WASDALE PARK was heavily supported when tackling 2m3f at Downpatrick but came up well short. He showed much-improved form over 3m at Cork next time and can go one better, though Fly Little Bird produced an excellent run for a 100/1 chance at Killarney and a similar effort would see her in the firing-line.
Bloodstone (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Tracked leader, moderate 2nd after 5th, took closer order 4 out, lost place and under pressure after 2 out, no impression in 6th at last, kept on to 4th on line, 4th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Mick Charlie (11-13) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Champagne Monarch (IRE) 66-1 (12-0) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 9th of 19, dist behind Desir Du Large (12-0) at Galway 2m 5f mdn gd in Jul.
Double Jubilee (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Pushed along briefly early, some slight mistakes, soon towards rear, closed up to track leaders from 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 12 1/4l behind Mr Caplan (12-0) at Wexford 2m 5f mdn gd in Jul.
Gaius De Marcigny (FR) 11-1 (12-0) Prominent early, lost position when slight mistake 5th, not always fluent jumping after, one pace from after 3 out, 10th of 18, 37 1/2l behind Benbulben Boy (12-0) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn Yielding in May.
John Adams (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) A little slow into stride, pushed along, closed from 2nd, keen, soon led and went on, reduced lead and not fluent 11th, soon clear again, came back to field and slight mistake 3 out, headed into straight, kept on without matching winner after, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Bardenstown Lad (12-0) at Wexford 3m mdn gd in Jul.
Silver Barrel (IRE) 300-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 16th of 18, dist behind Heroes Of Renown (12-0) at Cork 3m mdn Good - Yielding in Jul.
Sporting Leader (IRE) Roderic O'connor gelding out of Spirit Leader.
Wasdale Park (FR) 22-1 (12-0) Held up towards rear, progress in 9th entering straight, ridden into 5th 2 out, 2nd last, no impression on winner when rider dropped rein briefly run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 3l behind Heroes Of Renown (12-0) at Cork 3m mdn Good - Yielding in Jul.
Worth Presenting (IRE) 150-1 (12-0) Rear of mid-division, progress after 4 out, 9th entering straight, ridden and no extra 3 out, 10th of 18, 30 1/2l behind Heroes Of Renown (12-0) at Cork 3m mdn Good - Yielding in Jul.
Fly Little Bird (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along and went 2nd after 3 out, ridden next, strongly pressed winner bypassing last, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Leac An Scail Lady (11-1) at Killarney 2m 7f mdn gd in Jul.
Gipsy Rhyme (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, weakened 6f out, completely tailed off, 12th of 16, dist behind Jumping Jet (11-11) at Gowran Park 2m 1f hvy in Mar.