GIANT'S QUEST followed his easy victory in a Gowran maiden with a good second to Rawnaq in a tough handicap on this track before reverting to the Flat at Leopardstown and scoring again. He still looks well treated and can go in again though Benemeade will ensure he doesn't have it all his own way. He followed victories in maiden and novice company with a fine run in a much better race at Galway and looks a real threat. Another Ambition is lurking at the bottom of the handicap and is just 4lb higher than his vitory at Cork while Captain Arceus is at the other end of the weights and though absent since April he's a classy performer who had the selection 7l behind at level weights at Navan last September.
Captain Arceus (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Always prominent, ridden in 5th after 3 out, improved to dispute lead at last, stayed on well run-in, edged ahead close home, won at Fairyhouse 2m ext hcp hdl in Apr beating Sizing Machine (10-3) by shd, 22 ran.
Blossom Gate (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Waited with, closer in 9th approaching 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 20, 11l behind Call Me Bubbles (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl sft.
He's Our Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, 4th 3 out, ridden and no extra last, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 15l behind Rebel Fitz (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs hvy.
Caim Hill (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Chased leaders and 8th halfway, ridden approaching 2 out and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 20l behind Victrix Gale (10-10) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 88-130 sft in Jul.
Mister Benedictine 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went closer 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 3rd after 3 out, no extra from last, 4th of 14, 8l behind Top Madam (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gs.
Giant's Quest (AUS) 5-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out and slight mistake, 2nd before 3 out, ridden and no impression winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Rawnaq (10-2) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Benemeade (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Waited with, closer in 8th approaching 2 out, soon tracked leaders, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 20, 5l behind Call Me Bubbles (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl sft.
Aranhill Chief (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 12th approaching 5 out, brought down before 3 out, in a race won by Call Me Bubbles (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl sft, 20 ran.
Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before straight, 12th of 14, 25l behind Your Busy (10-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Gudnis Gracious Me (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Led and clear early, headed after 4th, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no extra from last, 5th of 10, 5l behind Busted Tycoon (11-9) at Galway 2m mrs hcp hdl.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Prominent, mistake 4th, on terms approaching straight, soon headed, no extra from before 2 out, last of 8, 29l behind Tribes And Banner (10-10) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Point The Toes (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along in 11th 2 out, headway to go moderate 3rd before last, kept on one pace but no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 19, 13l behind Pyrus Gold Wind (10-13) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jul.
Sebadee (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, closer in 6th 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one paced from 2 out, 5th of 14, 10l behind Top Madam (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gs.
Gentleman Duke (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead before 2 out, soon ridden, led narrowly at last, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gs beating Donatis Comet (11-7) by 5l, 16 ran.
Define (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division and 12th halfway, some headway to go 5th 2 out, soon no chance with easy winner and moderate 2nd before last, no impression and dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 19, 14l behind Pyrus Gold Wind (10-13) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jul.
Another Ambition (IRE) 15-8fav (11-3) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th approaching straight, improved to lead after 2 out, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gf beating Grove Field (11-10) by 1l, 16 ran.