slowly into stride and in rear, some progress into 7th and ridden 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
chased leaders on inner, 4th 3f out, soon ridden and dropped to 8th 2f out, no impression
mid-division on inner, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression
chased leader in 2nd, led after 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened
slowly into stride, in rear, some progress into 9th 2f out, soon ridden, improved into 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home
rear of mid-division on outer, ran wide off bend after 3f, soon mid-division, went 3rd and ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, no impression
led, took keen hold, ran wide off bend after 3f and headed, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened
mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression
dwelt, towards rear, progress into 6th on outer 2f out, soon ridden, disputed lead 1f out, led and strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home
chased leaders in 3rd, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden, joined 1f out, headed and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no extra
HAPPY COMPANY is generally consistent and has a course and distance victory to his credit. He was caught close home over 1m4f at Roscommon last week and this is his trip. Art Of America didn't really take to hurdling over the winter but reappeared with a fine effort over this trip at Cork and can race from the same mark. Solomons Seal has been raised 8lb for last week's comfortable victory at Killarney and though that was over a mile he should be suited by the extra and rates a threat. Wild Shot has been in superb form at Dundalk, completing a hat-trick before finding a 10lb rise and dropping back to a mile against him. New Vocation is 2lb out of the handicap but would have a chance on her victory over the trip at Dundalk in February.
Wooster (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Waited with, soon towards rear, never a factor, 18th of 24, dist behind Discordantly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn Good - Yielding in Apr.
Secret Wizard (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, soon pushed along and lost place entering straight, no extra under 2f out, eased, 12th of 13, 12l behind Have A Nice Day (9-11) at Limerick 1m hcp sft in Apr.
Art Of America 12-1 (9-11) Prominent and led after 1 1/2f, pushed along and headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out and no impression final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Red Striker (9-11) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gd in May.
Polly Glide (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Led, headed after 2f, 2nd halfway, ridden early straight and no extra under 2f out, weakened, last of 11, 16 3/4l behind Mcguigan (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.
The Last Marju (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Prominent, on terms 2nd, soon led, headed before 2 out, soon no extra in 3rd and one pace, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Le Richebourg (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f (1) gd in Oct.
Wild Shot 13-8fav (10-0) Close up, led approaching straight, soon pushed along, headed inside final furlong, one pace and dropped to 3rd at line, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind The Perch (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in May.
Solomons Seal (IRE) 13-2 (9-9) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden to assert from over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Killarney 1m hcp gd in May beating Doogan's Warren (8-12) by 3l, 13 ran.
Duquesa Beach (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and lost place early straight, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 11th of 16, 11 1/2l behind Dont Quit (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m hcp sft in Apr.
Happy Company (IRE) 7-2jfav (8-11) Held up early, mid-division halfway, ridden to progress on outer entering straight, 6th 2f out, stayed on to lead 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed close home and held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Construct (9-13) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp gd in May.
New Vocation (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner, slightly hampered after 1 1/2f, 6th halfway, pushed along approaching straight, ridden and no impression under 2f out, no extra, 10th of 14, 10 1/4l behind Wild Shot (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Apr.