led or disputed lead, pushed along and dropped to 4th approaching straight, no extra from 2 out
tracked leaders, progress to challenge approaching straight and led 2 out, soon asserted, ridden and kept on well run-in
tracked leaders, progress to challenge approaching straight, ridden and no impression on winner after 2 out, under pressure and kept on one pace run-in
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to challenge approaching straight, pushed along in 3rd 2 out, no impression before last, under pressure and kept on one pace run-in
prominent and disputed lead, slow 3 out, pushed along and dropped to rear approaching straight, no extra before 2 out
WHATAREYOUDOINGTOME (NAP) had only shown moderate form before stepping up to around this trip at Gowran and gaining an emphatic victory with today's rival Wood Pigeon a long way behind. Nor surprisingly he's gone up 9lb but is only a six-year-old so should have more to offer. The veteran Blazing Beacon has had very little racing over the past few years but may not be finished winning yet as he loves this track and ran a cracker from out of the handicap here on St Patrick's Day. Tooreen has yet to win in 11 starts over fences and is probably still a few pounds high while Itsonthelist has been in very poor form.
Blazing Beacon (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Close up and disputed lead, pushed along into straight, just headed and slight mistake 2 out, not fluent last and edged left, one pace and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Canaly (10-2) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp sft in Mar.
Whatareudoingtome (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Soon chased leaders, closer order 5 out, challenged and on terms 2 out where slight mistake, led at last, stayed on well run-in, eased close home, won at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp sft in Mar beating Mtada Supreme (11-10) by 7 1/2l, 14 ran.
Tooreen (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Prominent, slightly slow 3rd and at times after, 4th from 8th, not fluent 9th, dropped to 7th at 11th, pushed along from 4 out, 5th at last, kept on without troubling winner into 2nd near line, 2nd of 8, 17l behind Fergiethelegend (9-10) at Naas 3m hcp hvy in Feb.
Wood Pigeon (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, closer in moderate 7th approaching straight, no impression when hampered 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 14, 34 1/2l behind Whatareudoingtome (10-10) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp sft in Mar.
Itsonthelist (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Led or disputed lead, slight mistake 5th and headed next, 5th halfway, dropped towards rear before 6 out, weakened and pulled up before 4 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar.