HOME SECRETARY missed most of last year but has been gradually getting back to form and followed his victory here with a fine effort on a return visit where he would have finished much closer but for being impeded. He gets the vote as Daliyan looked suited to soft ground when scoring at Limerick before disappointing at Ballinrobe. Hawkswood looked a smart prospect when completing a double here early last year but it's a bit of a concern that he hasn't been seen since March, which was his first run since last May. Gun Shoot has been inconsistent but has dropped to a very fair mark if anywhere near her best.
Phangio (USA) 20-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division on outer, weakened from 5f out trailing on wide outer straight, last of 16, 36l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jun.
Daliyan (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Soon prominent, led after 3f, headed over 3f out, soon ridden, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 5l behind The Ring Is King (9-9) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) gd in Jun.
Lady Elsie 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 4, 3 1/2l behind Boa (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan '12.
Asian Wing (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Dwelt, well off the pace towards rear, kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 14, 23l behind Mourani (8-10) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks gf in Jun.
Home Secretary 7-2fav (9-13) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, went 8th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Time Travel (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Silverlord (FR) 7-1 (9-9) Dwelt and soon pushed along in rear, always behind, never a factor, 9th of 13, 6l behind Home Secretary (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Hawkswood 8-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 8, 7l behind Aurifodina (9-9) at Cork 1m app hcp 50-70 sft in Mar.
Gun Shoot (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden in 8th and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace straight, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind The Ring Is King (9-9) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) gd in Jun.
La Oliva (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 9th 3f out, no impression 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 6l behind Elusive Express (9-1) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gf.
Maraglen (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 15l behind Sure Reef (9-10) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp in Jul '12.
Time Travel 25-1 (11-5) Led until headed before halfway, ridden and dropped to 5th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace into moderate 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 10l behind Ted Veale (10-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) gf.
Annakrista (GER) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on inner and 3rd halfway, bit short of room and dropped to 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out and kept on under pressure inside final furlong to nearly snatch 4th on line, 5th of 12, 7l behind Cyclone (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gs in Jun.
Have A Nice Day 20-1 (9-2) Soon towards rear, no impression straight, 15th of 16, 15l behind Queen Of The Sand (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in May.
Keep It Clean (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 7th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 9l behind Luna Forest (8-11) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut gf.
War Room (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened and tailed off, last of 14, well behind Killourney Empress (8-13) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Gooey (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 3f out, weakened, 13th of 16, 50l behind Sabaidee (8-4) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
Kingdomforthebride (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, no impression from before straight, 13th of 16, 25l behind Knights Templar (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf in May.