CELERINA is a couple of pounds out of the handicap but is progressing enough to suggest she is capable of winning from higher marks and could be another for Wayne Lordan. Tommy Stack's filly was just touched off by the in-form Patrickswell here on the first day of the month and that was only the fifth start of her career. The winner has since finished a decent fourth over 7f at Roscommon and should be involved though the selection has more scope. Flash McGahon, who finished a close third in Patrickswell's race here, had every chance but is finding it difficult to get his head in front. Liberty Island has a real chance on his close second to Patrickswell at Down Royal in June as he was conceding 15lbs and has continued to run well. He should also take care of Dundalk winner Sampers on their recent run at Tipperary.
Calm Bay (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leader in 2nd, challenged 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 8l behind Bajan Tryst (9-1) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Cape Vale (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th and no extra 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Bajan Tryst (9-1) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Liberty Island (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and challenged inside final furlong, headed last 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Partner (9-4) at Tipperary 5f hcp 60-100 gd.
Patrickswell (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leader, closed over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 7, 4l behind He's Got Rhythm (9-0) at Roscommon 7f hcp 60-90 gf.
Good To Follow (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon challenged, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Sampers (9-2) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol.
Sampers (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 3rd 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, led final 150 yards, kept on well, won at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol beating Good To Follow (9-5) by 2l, 6 ran.
Flash McGahon (IRE) 9-2fav (10-0) Held up in touch, 6th and ridden over 1f out, ran on well, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Patrickswell (10-0) at Cork 5f app hcp 50-75 gd.
Grigorovitch (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Soon led, strongly pressed from under 2f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Pencil Hill (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcap.
Celerina (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up in touch, 6th and progress after halfway, challenged over 1f out, led narrowly entering final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 14, shd behind Patrickswell (10-0) at Cork 5f app hcp 50-75 gd.
Fly By Magic (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Partner (9-4) at Tipperary 5f hcp 60-100 gd.