A moderate handicap which affords BADGER DALY a good chance to get off the mark on Turf. He reappeared with a fine effort behind Vasoni at Limerick and with Shane Grey able to claim 5lb he looks very well in. Confident Club lost his maiden tag on soft ground at Naas last week and a 5lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort but Hangar Five needs further and returns after a long break. Knights Templar has won over the course and distance and has a definite chance if fit enough after a break while Hurricane Sky had a run over timber last month that should have put him straight and he should be winning soon.
Confident Cub (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and good headway to lead 2f out, edged left under pressure over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 sft beating Stoichkhov (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
First Friday (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 6th entering straight, ridden in 8th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Home Secretary (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Teajaybe (USA) 16-1 (9-7) In rear, close up in 7th travelling well 2f out but soon short of room on inner, not clear run until close home, unlucky, 7th of 8, 2 1/2l behind House Limit (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol.
Knights Templar (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, soon no extra, 13th of 14, 10l behind The Reek (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Badger Daly (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong without reaching winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Vasoni (8-13) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Definitely Best (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 5th, 4th 3f out, ridden and dropped to 8th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Maude Adams (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80.
King's Wharf (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, ridden and no impression on winner in 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Confident Cub (9-2) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 sft.
On The Loose (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Reminders after a couple of furlongs, soon mid-division, progress to chase leaders 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 13l behind Killena Boy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Dwelt and towards rear, 12th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression from 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 18l behind Confident Cub (9-2) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 sft.
Windsor Pride (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th early straight and no impression 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Polly Ella (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Hurricane Sky (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along briefly before halfway, headway 3f out, 3rd on outer 2f out, 2nd early straight, stayed on well without threatening winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Daigreen (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy in Aug.
Zelos Dream (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, no extra from 2f out and soon eased when beaten, 12th of 14, 16l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Hangar Five (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 17l behind First Friday (9-11) at Tipperary 1m 4f ldy hcp hvy in Aug.
Only Exception (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Soon led, strongly pressed and joined 1f out, headed and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Stronger Than Me (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft.
King's Bastion (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, 5th early, no impression from 2f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Bualadh Croi (8-7) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Mar.
John's Legend (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Keen hold, soon prominent, no extra 1 1/2f out, last of 14, 12l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Jennys Lane (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Went right leaving stalls, always towards rear, hung entering straight and soon no extra under pressure, last of 14, 48l behind Confident Cub (9-2) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 sft.