Illustrate beat a big field of maidens over an extra furlong at Naas on Wednesday but has collected a 5lb penalty for his efforts and will have to improve again to defy his welter burden. Johnny Murtagh takes the reins on the unexposed Yulong Baoju but he disappointed when favourite at Fairyhouse at the start of the month and may not have the pace to keep tabs on 5f specialist SPEED DREAM. James Barrett's nine-year-old only won an apprentices' race at Navan earlier this month but had the proverbial ton in hand and winning jockey Dylan Robinson claims the full 7lb here. Wicked Wench has been sent over from Lambourn and Jeremy Gask's filly has place claims again.
Illustrate (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Led main group on far side and disputed lead overall, led 1 1/2f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 6f mdn stks gf beating Lottie Dod (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 17 ran.
Pencil Hill (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outer, no extra from early straight, 11th of 13, 11l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Feb.
Knock Stars (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in mid-division and driven along in 4th 2f out, went 3rd 1f out but no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf.
First In Command (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 9l behind Demora (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Stones Peak (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Prominent, dropped to 9th over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 12 Storm Lightning (9-1) at Navan 5f App hcp hvy in Oct.
Wicked Wench 7-2 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Fanrouge (9-12) at Warwick 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Yulong Baoju (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Chased leader early, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 4th 1 1/2f out, ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Harry Trotter (9-11) at Fairyhouse 6f stks 0-90 gf.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 13l behind Rebecca Romero (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Speed Dream (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Held up early, mid-division halfway, headway in 3rd 1 1/2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf beating Charismas Birthday (8-0) by 6l, 16 ran.
Scatty Cat (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders and driven along in 8th halfway, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 11l behind Abstraction (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf.
Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Jumped awkwardly, always behind, last of 16, 18l behind Speed Dream (8-7) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, lost place and no impression from over 1f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Phebes Wish (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.
City Of Culture (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 6l behind Silldora (8-7) at Navan 5f hcp 47-70.