Beach Of Falesa didn't run as a juvenile but won two handicaps last season. He reappeared in a Group 3 here last month and that should have put him straight. Saint Gervais is better known as a winning bumper and hurdler but has some decent form on the Flat, though some punters may wish to take a chance on the fitness of Fantasy King. Charles O'Brien's charge has had very little racing for his age but doesn't seem to take too much getting ready and his overall form is strong, though mainly at further. SOMETHING GRACEFUL has only won once and rarely runs over this far but she looks well enough handicapped and, with conditions in her favour, is handed the vote.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Held up in 4th, pushed along in last 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace when not clear run on rail inside final 100 yards, last of 5, 11l behind Rehn's Nest (8-9) at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) hvy in Mar.
Saint Gervais (IRE) 5-2 (9-10) Waited with well off pace towards rear, closer order straight, ridden to chase leaders 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 8 Face Value (8-4) at Navan 1m 5f hcp 60-90 hvy in Oct.
Beau Michael 20-1 (8-13) Led, headed after 4f and tracked leader in 2nd, chased leader approaching straight and dropped to 4th 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Aladdins Cave (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Fantasy King 7-2 (9-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on final furlong, edged left under pressure pressure 100 yards out, soon headed, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Westtower Boy (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo stks pol in Dec '11.
Tantalising (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, 12th early straight, kept on final furlong, 9th of 18, 10l behind Face Value (8-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Nov.
Asiya (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression in 7th over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 26l behind Placere (10-8) at Curragh 1m 4f Ladies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) sft in Jul.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4f out, 16th of 19, 45l behind Midnight Music (11-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Something Graceful 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Chill (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, weakened straight, 8th of 14, 5l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Lions Charge (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Atmospheric High (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in Feb.