This looks a tight little handicap. WHY BUT WHY is making good progress and landed a Fairyhouse handicap before finding an extra furlong and a 12lb rise just too much for him at Killarney. He's on the same mark here and can get back to winning ways though Regal Tramp, who was third to him at Fairyhouse, is 10lb better off and must rate a big threat. Crystal Belle has been running really well since scoring at Dundalk in November and it will be a surprise if she isn't involved in the finish while Music On D Waters has been finding 1m4f just too far and can get competitive over today's trip.
Brown Pete (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outer, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 14, 6l behind Newlands Princess (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-85 3yo gf in Jun.
Cat Fire (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, ridden before halfway, 8th over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 10l behind Gossamer Seed (9-9) at Sligo 6f fll hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Crystal Belle (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led, strongly pressed entering straight, headed under 2f out, no impression in 3rd from 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Dawariya (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf.
Trans City (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders on outer in 4th, ridden and no impression from 2f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Dawariya (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf.
Regal Tramp (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway under 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 17, 3l behind Why But Why (8-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Jun.
Why But Why (USA) 4-1 (8-6) Towards rear, closer in 4th before straight, challenged and disputed lead under 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Negotiate (9-8) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gd.
Sharnova (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden into 6th over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Shiramiyna (9-0) at Killarney 1m fll mdn stks gd.
Music On D Waters (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Soon tracked leaders, 4th over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 4l behind Whatever It Takes (8-12) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.