Toccata Blue seems at the peak of his powers at present and while one couldn't rule out Ger Lyons' grey, he may struggle to give away weight to TARGET ACQUIRED. Andy Oliver's charge won a race at Cork under a steadier of ten stone and he wasn't too far away in a decent handicap at the Curragh. Michael Tabor and his associates don't tend to waste too much of their time with modest sorts so How Splendid catches the eye at the foot of the weights. She is yet to win a race though she could be given plenty of excuses at Gowran Park. Avalanche makes a debut for new connections having left Luca Cumani and the market is watched on his first run for some time.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Soon raced in 4th, short of room from 2f out, got in the clear inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead closing stages, won at Curragh 1m hcp gf beating Susiescot (9-12) by 1l, 7 ran.
Avalanche 5-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Stirring Ballad (8-12) at Folkestone 7f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul '12.
Almadaa 4-1 (9-10) Settled in rear, some headway early straight and switched right to go 3rd early final furlong, no chance with easy winner and kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind My Good Brother (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, niggled along approaching straight, stuggling when suffered from scrimmaging over 1f out, no extra after, 8th of 9, 6l behind Almadaa (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Mar.
Milt Yarberry 33-1 (10-4) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 19, 26l behind Qewy (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks in Jun.
Target Acquired (IRE) 3-1fav (8-6) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Jembatt (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 3f out, weakened, 13th of 16, 10l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Hatton Cross (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 13, 5l behind Teoranta (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
How Splendid (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Soon chased leaders in moderate 4th, closed 1 1/2f out, not much room briefly 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Jumbo Steps (9-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-70 gf.
Rose Angel (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd straight, no extra from over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll hcp gf.