led, headed 2f out where close 4th, soon under pressure, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out
settled in in rear, still last 2f out, headway to be close up and challenged 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well
prominent early, soon chased leaders, pushed along before halfway, 5th 2f out, switched left from over 1f out, went 2nd and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong
close up and took keen hold early, on terms 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon one pace in 3rd
prominent, on terms 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon one pace in 4th
prominent, on terms 2f out, headed 1f out, soon no impression, short of room well inside final furlong
Rookie trainer Johnny Feane has been making a name for himself, chiefly through the exploits of Strategic Heights, who very nearly completed a Dundalk four-timer three weeks ago. Not surprisingly he's shot up the ratings but he's very quick and will take some catching. However, MAJESTIC TIMELINE may be the one to thwart another victory as she won five races last season and though unraced since December looks to have more progress in her and is at the right end of the weights. Willie McCreery won this the last time it was run in 2012 and Tylery Wonder looks a major threat after an excellent reappearance over an extra furlong at the Curragh when Allegra Tak was well beaten. Queen Grace is very closely matched with Strategic Heights on their last two runs and Robbie Downey's claim is a big plus. She's also better off with Harry Trotter on their run at Dundalk in April while Sassaway began a winning run on this track a year ago and can't be dismissed.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Soon led, raced in far side group to halfway, joined 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.
Harry Trotter (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Chased leader in 4th, ridden 2f out and switched left 1f out, kept on under pressure and every chance final 100 yards, headed near line, 2nd of 10, nk behind Lottie Dod (9-6) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Mar.
Sassaway (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Led, headed halfway, soon ridden, disputed lead briefly 2f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Great Minds (8-4) at Curragh 6f ext hcp in Mar.
Queen Grace (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Led, ridden 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, no extra, 4th of 9, 1l behind Catwilldo (8-2) at Dundalk 5f pol.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 15-8fav (9-6) Always prominent, 2nd on outer 2f out, soon ridden, led under 1f out, joined close home, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, shd behind Catwilldo (8-2) at Dundalk 5f pol.
Majestic Timeline (IRE) 11-4 (9-8) Dwelt slightly and held up in rear, progress and switched left to inner from 2f out, challenged in 2nd and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Antiquus (9-7) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Dec.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 25-1 (9-11) Raced in far side group to halfway where 2nd, dropped to 11th and no extra 1f out, 16th of 20, 12l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp.