King Of Dudes had shown ability in maidens before making all on his handicap debut at Leopardstown. A 6lb rise looks fair and he can go well again but TIME OF MY LIFE has to be given a chance to prove his latest run all wrong. He stepped out of maiden sprints to land a massive gamble by 15l on his handicap debut over 1m4f at Wexford and was expected to follow-up under a penalty two days later at Roscommon but flopped when long odds-on. Those two races may have come too close together and he's handed another opportunity here. Circumstances had shown very little before scoring at Dundalk and is the type to improve again but the biggest threat may emerge in the shape of Dragon Khan, runner-up in a huge field at Navan before finding a mile too short at Gowran.
King of Dudes 13-2 (9-6) Made all, set steady pace, ridden and kept on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 1f 3yo hcp sft beating Sure Reef (8-5) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Jimtown 11-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd briefly 3f out, no extra in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 17l behind Fluidity (9-4) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Something Graceful 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1l behind Balladiene (8-11) at Curragh 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft.
Time Of My Life (IRE) 2-9fav (8-12) Close up and soon disputed lead, in front before straight, joined under 2f out and headed over 1f out, soon no extra in 3rd, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Shamooda (9-12) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in May.
Casual Creeper (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, closer in 4th 4f out, 3rd into straight, no extra and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Ursa Major (9-12) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Circumstances (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, progress to challenge from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near finish, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol beating Cebuano (9-8) by ns, 14 ran.
Dragon Khan (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on inner, ridden over 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, disputed lead briefly 1f out, no extra and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Oh Happy Days (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 hvy in May.
You Got Heart (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 6l behind Kedleston (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-85 gs.
Athlumney Lass (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Led early, tracked leaders on inner in 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear approaching straight, no extra, last of 9, 29l behind Inis Meain (8-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp sft.