Dactik likes the trip and the ground and showed himself in good form at Cork, though he hasn't won for over two years. Samanntom gained his first victory at Thurles in February and was running from a 7lb higher mark when making a gallant attempt to make all here last month. He's up another 3lb but will take some pegging back. OSCAR SAM (NAP) has the ideal trip and conditions which he showed once again when just touched off by Duty Dance at Navan in March. He has the potential to go on to better things and looks the one to be on. Don Franco should be winning soon, though all of his runs to date have been over the minimum trip and his latest effort was on quicker ground.
Dactik (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, stayed on into moderate 2nd before last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 19, 8l behind King Blue (12-1) at Cork 2m 4f amat hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Mar.
Royal Chief (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no extra 3 out, 10th of 16, 33l behind Disputed (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.
Grove Field (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, chased leaders from 6th, not fluent 9th and next, moderate 8th 2 out, no impression, 9th of 16, well behind Kentucky Star (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 in Feb.
Ocean Glandore (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, no impression in 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 16l behind Phil The Flyer (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Apr.
Fairy Court (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place before 3 out, weakened, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Rebel Cry (10-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb, 14 ran.
Lettermacaward (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, 10th at 5th, pushed along from 8th, moderate 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, hit last, no extra, 7th of 12, 43l behind Fine Theatre (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jan.
Samanntom (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Led, slight mistake 2nd, ridden approaching straight and joined 2 out, kept on under pressure, headed run-in and no impression on winner close home, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Disputed (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.
O'donoghue's Opera (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Led and clear, reduced advantage 5th, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 14, 15l behind Sir Scorpion (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl in Apr.
Oscar Sam (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, improved into close 2nd 3 out, ridden from next, progress to lead narrowly inside final furlong, kept on well, headed at line, 2nd of 17, ns behind Duty Dance (10-0) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Don Franco (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 3rd halfway, challenged 2 out and led briefly before last, kept on one pace under pressure run-in, not match winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Phil The Flyer (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Apr.
Kennedys Mor (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Towards rear, progress when slight mistake 4 out, 5th approaching straight and led 2 out, challenged last and kept on well run-in, won at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul beating Dark Outsider (11-7) by 1l, 20 ran.
Molly's Affair (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd from 6th, 2nd 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Corporate Box (11-1) at Limerick 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl sft in Apr.
Away Down West (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Towards rear, not fluent 5th, 9th from 4 out, soon no extra,, 10th of 12, well behind Speed Demon (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl in Apr.
Golander (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 7th halfway, some progress into 4th 2 out, soon no impression and moderate 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 22l behind Mr Picotee (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Backinyourbox (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, some progress into moderate 8th before straight, ridden and no impression before 2 out, weakened, 7th of 14, 29l behind Clara More (11-5) at Clonmel 2m amat hcap hdle 80-95 sft in Feb.
Change The Rules (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Led, slight mistake 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, no impression in 5th before last, no extra, 8th of 14, 16l behind Miss Peacetime (11-3) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Lake Field (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and lost place after 4 out, under pressure in 10th when bad mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Roumanian (10-11) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar, 20 ran.
Selective Hearing (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra in 9th after 2 out, weakened, 10th of 14, 34l behind Rebel Cry (10-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Feb.
Stoughan Cross (IRE) 5-1fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 4th 2 out, no impression approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Miss Peacetime (11-3) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Apr.
Velvet Rose (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, took keen hold, jumped right 7th, no danger from before 3 out, 20th of 22, well behind Bold Optimist (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Feb.