The front-running Bon Accord ran his best race to date at Down Royal on Friday but still looks a few pounds high. Big Bad Billy Bob can't get his head in front despite dropping to a fair mark, a remark than also applies to Jouster. Moscow Treat is progressing but a 7lb rise for her Gowran success looks a bit harsh though Man Of Erin has gone up even more, 13lb for a comfortable victory at Naas on his handicap debut. Ok Annie has gone up the same amount for making all on ground with plenty of give at Gowran and won't find similar conditions here so, in a race where there are several front-runners, COPPERTOP is handed the vote as he came from a long way behind to finish runner-up to Ok Annie and is now 12lb better off.
World Ruler 6-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, kept on one pace in straight, 11th of 13, 7l behind Prince Jock (9-9) at Wexford 1m app hcp 50-80 in May.
Bon Accord (FR) 9-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Brendan Brackan (9-2) at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gf.
Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, ridden and headway into 8th early straight, 3rd under pressure 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Olfa (9-4) at Leopardstown 7f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) gd in Apr.
One Of Three (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division on rail, ridden and no extra 2f out, 10th of 16, 11l behind My Girl Anna (8-13) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (50-95) (3yo+) sft in Oct.
Big Bad Billy Bob (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, ridden in 7th under 2f out, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Landsdowne (9-12) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 gs in May.
Jouster (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd on inner, challenged 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Prince Jock (9-9) at Wexford 1m app hcp 50-80 in May.
Moscow Treat (IRE) 7-2fav (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, improved to chased leader 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 gs in May beating Daring Man (9-1) by 1l, 15 ran.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Made all, ridden 2f out and kept on well final furlong, won at Naas 7f app hcp 47-65 in May beating Morethanafeeling (8-12) by 3l, 16 ran.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, last of 10, 17l behind Oonagh (8-9) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn fll pol in May.
Vespertine (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Never a factor, 13th of 18, 13l behind Suzette De Bavay (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in May.
Highwater Express (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Suehail (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Leenavesta (USA) 5-1 (8-11) Went left start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Pearl Rebel (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Ok Annie (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Made all, ridden clear 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, eased close home, easily, won at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gs in May beating Coppertop (9-4) by 3l, 15 ran.
Sleepytimegirl 14-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 12th of 18, 12l behind Suzette De Bavay (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in May.
Clenaghcastle Lady (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Prominent and disputed early, took keen hold, 2nd halfway, no extra entering straight and soon weakened, eased when beaten final furlong, 15th of 16, 38l behind Sharp And Smart (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Dazzling Pearl (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division and soon pushed along, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, 17l behind Little Village (8-3) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
You Got Heart (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 3rd travelling well 2f out, headway to lead briefly 1f out, soon headed and no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Elusive In Paris (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in May.
Coppertop (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on without threatening winner in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Ok Annie (8-10) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gs in May.
Go On Murt (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 19th of 23, well behind Equity Swap (8-11) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
Mea Parvitas (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some late headway final furlong, 9th of 17, 24l behind Atacx (9-5) at Navan 6f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Elusive Express (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Prominent and disputed, 2nd halfway, weakened 3f out, 12th of 14, 22l behind Bendzoldan (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf.