LONAN won here in March and though unsuccessful since has been going very well in strong handicaps including behind the prolific Ancient Sands at the Curragh last week. He can get back to winning ways though Equation Of Time, a winner over a mile here last month, showed he stays this trip with a cracking effort behind Cardinal Palace three weeks ago. Waydownsouth has won four times on Turf and also over hurdles. He's performed with credit here in the past and should get into the mix while Denis Hogan's recent acquisition Refractor is one to note in the betting.
Honourable Emperor (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division and well off the pace, moderate 7th over 4f out, soon closed, ridden before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 6l behind Cardinal Palace (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Refractor (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders from 5f out, closer in 7th on outer before straight, challenged going well from 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 13, 7l behind Goal (10-3) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 gd.
Splendid Light 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, headway into 5th halfway, disputed briefly 4f out, ridden in 2nd 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened, last of 30, well behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd.
Waydownsouth (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Towards rear, headway entering straight, ridden in 10th 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Stony Grey (9-7) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80.
Equation Of Time 16-1 (8-5) Soon raced in moderate 3rd, closed 4f out, challenged in 2nd and every chance from 2f out, dropped to 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Cardinal Palace (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Waver (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 7l behind Sretaw (7-11) at Curragh 1m App hcp gd.
Lonan (IRE) 7-2fav (9-13) Settled in mid-division and 11th halfway, headway entering straight and ridden to go 3rd 2f out, 2nd early final furlong but no impression on winner, kept on one pace under pressure and lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 22, 1 1/2l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd.
Goddess Of Love 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 8l behind Harmonic Note (8-11) at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol.