It's impossible to get away from the claims of FIRETHORN, who produced a fine debut run when beaten narrowly into third by Coin Of Courage at Navan last month. He's by Dalakhani so the slightly longer trip will be in his favour and normal improvement should see him home. Jumbo Prado hasn't been beaten far in any of his three starts and though he's been looking a bit one paced while it would be no surprise to see a big effort from Edith Cowan, a daughter of Galileo out of a Listed winner who didn't look suited when racing on Polytrack in December and is likely to do much better. Captain May didn't run badly here last time but looks up against it conceding weight to the younger brigade.
Captain May (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Chicago (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn stks gs in May.
Faraway Camp (IRE) Stardan colt out of Lady Rath.
Fog In The Bog (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Soon towards rear, behind from 6f out, pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Lughnasa (11-2) at Cork 2m N H flat in Mar, 17 ran.
Acclaimed Angel (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders early, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 17th of 20, 17l behind Royal Visit (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.
Brinestine (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd before straight, no extra from over 2f out, 9th of 13, 31l behind Alla Speranza (9-0) at Cork 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Firethorn (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led and disputed early, chased leaders after 1f, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd and no impression leaders 2f out, kept on well final furlong to press leaders close home, 3rd of 18, 1/2l behind Coin Of Courage (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn stks gd in May.
Glendaars Best (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 17, 12l behind Hi Emperor (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf.
Jumbo Prado (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 7l behind Brendan Brackan (9-2) at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gf.
Malibu Coco (IRE) Antonius Pius gelding out of Sapele.
Mazarak (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division best, ridden in moderate 7th 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace, moderate 5th 1f out, 5th of 10, 13l behind Miracle Cure (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Winchester Rifle (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 17, 11l behind Hi Emperor (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf.
Edith Cowan (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 9l behind Sindjara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn fll pol in Dec.
Naughty (IRE) Kadeed filly out of Wish Upon A Star.