mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, 5th and ridden over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong
rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no extra approaching straight, weakened
held up towards rear, never a factor, pushed along approaching straight, no impression under 2f out, no extra, kept on one pace final furlong
mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, 7th and ridden under 2f out, kept on one pace on outer to go moderate 4th closing stages
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, soon pushed along and no impression in 6th under 2f out, no extra final furlong
prominent and disputed lead, led briefly under 2f out, 2nd and ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace
led or disputed lead, pushed along and headed early straight, 4th over 1f out and no extra final furlong
tracked leaders, 5th halfway, some headway on outer approaching straight, 3rd over 1f out and no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace to go 2nd close home
towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace
broke well, tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, headway between horses to lead over 1f out, stretched clear inside final furlong, easily
always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, soon no extra, weakened
Willie Mullins won this last year but Dark Voyager doesn't look good enough on what he's shown to date. He was behind Sacramento when Joseph O'Brien's charge finished fifth on soft ground at Galway, where he was staying on over slightly shorter than this. Aidan O'Brien has three entries with Dawn Patrol related to a host of winners including Derby winner Pour Moi. Delphi is out of a mare who produced the smart Credenza with her first offspring while Memorabilis will have benefited from his opening run at Gowran. SUNCHART chased home the odds-on Ballydoyle inmate Santiago at Listowel and, with that under his belt, can go one better though Classify is worth noting in the market as he's a full brother to Group 1 and 2 winners over middle distances.
Classify Nayef colt out of Winter Silence.
Craic Eile (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Dwelt and held up, towards rear halfway, ridden and no extra over 3f out, 13th of 14, 25 3/4l behind Santiago (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn sft in Sep.
Dark Voyager (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led briefly early, prominent, soon 3rd, no extra from 2f out, 7th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Persia (9-5) at Galway 1m 1f mdn sft in Sep.
Dawn Patrol (IRE) Galileo colt out of Gwynn.
Delphi (IRE) Galileo colt out of Bye Bye Birdie.
Memorabilis (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear and 8th from halfway, soon pushed along and ridden from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 18 1/4l behind Geometrical (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Mustang Bullitt (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon rear, ridden and trailing before halfway, weakened, last of 14, dist behind Santiago (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn sft in Sep.
Sacramento (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Pushed along briefly early, soon raced in 6th, pushed along again over 3f, soon no impression, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6 1/4l behind Persia (9-5) at Galway 1m 1f mdn sft in Sep.
Sky God (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) A little slow into stride and pushed along briefly, soon raced in 8th, pushed along again approaching halfway, soon no danger, 9th of 11, 15 3/4l behind Persia (9-5) at Galway 1m 1f mdn sft in Sep.
Sunchart 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, 2nd and no impression on leader 1 1/2f out, kept on without reaching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Santiago (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn sft in Sep.
Townes (IRE) Elusive Pimpernel gelding out of Miss Ellany.
Red Kelly (FR) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, rear of mid-division on inner, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 13th of 23, 8 1/2l behind Katiba (9-0) at Curragh 1m mdn hvy in Sep.
Summer Pearl (IRE) Outstrip filly out of Chicane.