Lightnin Hopkins is unplaced in three runs on the track and is better on Turf but In Salutem gained his only victory here in May, though is 9lb higher after producing several good efforts on Turf. Toccata Blue is very consistent and likes it around here while Super Sling has had three runs over a mile here and steadily improved to land a maiden in March. But he has a long absence to overcome unlike TYLERY WONDER, who has been running very well on Turf and was only beaten a short-head at the Curragh on Tuesday. He's run reasonably well here in the past and can gain compensation. Neither Zalty nor Salvado are out of what looks a tight handicap.
Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, soon 3rd, lost place and no extra from 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Cristoforo Colombo (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
In Salutem 15-2 (9-10) Waited with at ordinary pace early, pushed along from 2f out, soon 3rd, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace and dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Yulong Baoju (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol in Sep.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Always prominent and led before halfway, travelling well 2f out, strongly pressed and ridden inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed on line, 2nd of 14, shd behind Greek Canyon (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp gd.
Zalty (FR) 8-1 (9-1) Keen hold, waited with, went 7th over 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 2l behind Regulation (9-13) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 gd in Sep.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 4-1fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, 4th before straight, challenged in 2nd from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Captain Cullen (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Super Sling 5-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along entering straight, switched to outer and challenged from 2f out, improved to lead 150yds out, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Mar beating Fairy Foxglove (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Your Pal Tal 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, 22nd of 23, 23l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Salvado (IRE) 5-1fav (9-6) Slowest away, towards rear, ridden on outer from early straight, 7th 1f out, stayed on well without getting there inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Doc Holliday (9-3) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol.