Regal Power, Brown Butterfly and Mona Brown were all a little disappointing last time but the first-named did have Lake George behind when scoring over 6f here earlier in the month. Enigma Code is running well while Rain God should have benefited from his run at Naas and the blinkers are back on here. TARGET ACQUIRED was just outstayed by Mordanmijobsworth at Naas on Wednesday so the drop back to 7f, the distance over which he won at Cork earlier, should suit and he can take advantage of his low weight. Eastern Rules has never won on Turf but could have place claims and Chester scorer Bethany Bay looks best of the rest.
Brown Butterfly 9-2 (9-8) Chased leaders on inner and 5th halfway, ridden and no impression on clear leaders early straight, no extra in 6th inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 13l behind Fionnuar (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf.
Regal Power 2-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 9, 7l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-7) at Navan 6f hcp.
Eastern Rules (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Soon chased leaders, ridden into 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 21, 4 1/2l behind Saratoga Baby (8-12) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Rummaging (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division, some headway 2f out and 9th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 10th of 25, 5l behind Via Ballycroy (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in May.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division on outer and raced keenly, ridden in 7th over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Toccata Blue (9-1) at Down Royal 7f stks gd.
Rain God (USA) 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to dispute 2f out, headed over 1f out and no impression when short of room inside final 100 yards, 6th of 10, 2l behind Connacht Council (8-10) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Mona Brown (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 4f out, weakened entering straight, 9th of 10, 40l behind Clara Bel La (8-13) at Tipperary 1m 4f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) hvy in May.
Enigma Code (UAE) 7-1 (9-9) Always prominent and led halfway, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed 150 yards out and soon dropped to 3rd, no impression and kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Toccata Blue (9-1) at Down Royal 7f stks gd.
Foot Perfect (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, ridden early straight and soon no impression, 10th of 14, 11l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf.
Bethany Bay (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Driven forward, led after 2f, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Chester 6f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May beating Martial Art (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lake George (IRE) 7-1fav (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, on terms over 2f out, headed and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Regal Power (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
Measured Approval (IRE) 7-1fav (9-8) Waited with, progress into 6th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 16, 9l behind Regal Power (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
So Devoted (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden 2f out and dropped to 5th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 8l behind Moth (9-1) at Curragh 7f 3yo fll stks in Apr.
Sherzam 12-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace into 5th final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Scotland Forever (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gs in May.
Jembatt (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 11th of 13, 8l behind Teoranta (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gf.
Sword Of Light (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt and settled towards rear, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression in 8th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Toccata Blue (9-1) at Down Royal 7f stks gd.
Target Acquired (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders and headway into 3rd halfway, good progress to dispute 2f out, soon ridden and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Mordanmijobsworth (9-4) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.