True Verdict, runner-up in Listed and Group 3 contests early last summer, disappointed on her last two starts and though easily best on official ratings may be worth watching for now. WANNABE BETTER finished runner-up to Moth here a month ago and, with that under her belt, she can progress again and take this for Tommy Stack. Illustrate made only a moderate debut behind stablemate Francis Of Assisi at Naas but is certain to improve this season and expected to give a good account. Wexford Opera didn't run badly in the Middle Park on his final juvenile start but finished last on his reappearance though that was in a Listed contest and he has to rate a threat along with the filly Sherzam, who wasn't far behind Francis Of Assisi here in March.
Cottrell 4-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd and effort entering straight, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 12, 12l behind Foundry (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Nov.
English Deer (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 4th 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 6l behind Johnny Lynch (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks sft.
Illustrate (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, some progress and ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 12l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Mohawk Lane (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened, last of 10, 21l behind Mazandaran (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.
Red All Star (IRE) Haatef colt out of Star Of Russia.
Scotland Forever (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Prominent, led entering straight, ridden and headed 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Tobann (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Wexford Opera (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leaders, lost place from over 2f out, soon no impression in last, last of 5, 10l behind Gale Force Ten (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Apr.
Saga Heidi (IRE) Haatef filly out of Escudo.
Sea Shadow (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 2f out and dropped to 6th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 7, 9l behind Moth (9-1) at Curragh 7f 3yo fll stks in Apr.
Sherzam 10-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 1 1/2f out, soon ridden, 4th 1f out, stayed on to dispute 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo ext hcp hvy in Mar.
True Verdict (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 6l behind Hazy Glow (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Oct.
Wannabe Better (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Settled in 5th, ridden over 1f out and went 2nd early final furlong, no chance with easy winner and kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Moth (9-1) at Curragh 7f 3yo fll stks in Apr.