mid-division early, 8th at 4th, slight mistake 8th and towards rear after next, headway approaching straight to soon chase leaders, no impression on winner from before last, kept on same pace
Gordon Elliott has some chances today and Steamboat Quay is amongst them, though this will be his first start over the trip and his one success came on good ground. Lockeen Girl make a quick reappearance after a poor run at Gowran on Friday though she will have found two miles much too short. Una's Pleasure has only had one start over the trip and was beaten a long way but BE MY VINNIE, who hasn't had much racing for his age, has found his form and can take this. He won over the trip on similar ground at Limerick in March and was having his first subsequent run when staying on over 2m4f at Ballinrobe last month. Ancient Empire disappointed in testing conditions at Sligo but The Rap Queen, who makes her handicap debut, has been running on over shorter in maidens so should get into the action.
Questions Answered (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Towards rear, soon 12th, detached from before 4 out, eased before straight, kept on, 8th of 13, 20 1/4l behind Mister Hotelier (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp Yielding - Soft in Nov.
Steamboat Quay (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th before 2 out, under pressure in 4th last, 3rd and no impression run-in, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 8, 15 1/2l behind Small World (10-3) at Downpatrick 2m 6f Yielding in Aug.
Lockeen Girl (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Led, headed 2nd, disputed lead before 3 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, weakened, 9th of 19, dist behind Fairymount Boy (10-11) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hvy in Sep.
Una's Pleasure (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) Chased leader, 3rd after 5th, 5th 3 out, ridden in 6th after 2 out, progress to 4th at last, kept on without threatening, 4th of 16, 4 3/4l behind Silver Planeur (10-0) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Be My Vinnie (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway on outer 3 out, slightly hampered 2 out, soon ridden in 5th, went 3rd after last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Eiri Na Casca (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Ancient Empire (IRE) 11-2cfav (11-11) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4th, pushed along briefly 5th, 8th from 7th and soon briefly tight for room, pushed along and progress on inner 4 out, no impression from 2 out, 11th of 14, 27 3/4l behind Kilganer Queen (11-11) at Sligo 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Aug.
The Rap Queen (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Towards rear, bad mistake 7th, closer in 7th 3 out, ridden after next, moderate 4th 2 out, kept on without threatening winner in 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Court Artist (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Disparue (FR) 9-1 (11-2) Held up, 11th from 3rd, under pressure 3 out, one pace next, 9th of 14, 23l behind Kilganer Queen (11-11) at Sligo 2m 5f hcp Soft - Heavy in Aug.
No Pressure Pat (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division and mistake 1st, soon towards rear, ridden and no impression after 4 out, kept on one pace behind, 7th of 13, dist behind Castlegrace Paddy (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.
Kentucky Minstrel (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 6th after 2 out, soon no impression, moderate 5th last and slight mistake, no extra, 6th of 11, 30l behind San Gabriel (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn gd in Jun.
Ballygill Countess (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, pushed along towards rear before straight, kept on one pace from before last, never a danger, 9th of 22, 22 1/2l behind Let's Twist Again (11-6) at Navan 2m 6f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Oh'herewego (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden after 4 out, no impression 3 out, under pressure in 10th 2 out, kept on run-in, 5th of 22, 9 1/2l behind Let's Twist Again (11-6) at Navan 2m 6f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Phantasmo (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 4th, headed before 3 out and dropped to 3rd before next, soon ridden and weakened, no extra in 4th before last, 5th of 9, dist behind Floramar (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
West Light 12-1 (9-11) Mid-division, progress into 3rd entering straight, ridden before 2 out, disputed 2nd last, 3rd run-in and kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 6 1/4l behind Gold Smoke (10-12) at Listowel 3m hcp hvy in Sep.
Paudi The Punter (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 18 1/2l behind Eiri Na Casca (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.