Not the easiest of starts but BULGADEN has ben making steady progress and won't have to improve much on his close second to Discoteca at Cork to gain his first success. Groomed ran very well when runner-up at Wexford in March but poorly when strongly fancied to go one better at Tramore last time. Faustina Pius showed her first sign of ability behind Authinger at Tramore and wouldn't need to improve much to take a hand but Why But Why could find this ground too testing on his first start since October. The former John Gosden-trained Man Of God and the ex-John Oxx inmate Swampfire are interesting newcomers.
Discovery Bay 12-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, some headway into 8th approaching straight, 6th and no impression on easy winner 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 9l behind Royal Diamond (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Apr (flat).
Groomed (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 21l behind Authinger (11-2) at Tramore 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr.
Man of God (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Slowly away in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 5l behind Knightly Escapade (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct (flat).
Swampfire (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no extra, last of 5, 5l behind Solo Performer (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec (flat).
Why But Why (USA) 4-1 (10-12) Prominent, 3rd before straight, moderate 2nd and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 18, 11l behind Thegondolier (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Amen (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Soon chased leaders, 4th over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 9l behind Takeyourcapoff (10-0) at Killarney 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jul (flat).
Bulgaden (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd approaching straight, led briefly 2 out, soon ridden and every chance early run-in, soon no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Discoteca (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Mid div,3rd halfway,wknd 3 out, ko onepcd, 4th of 9, 17l behind Faugheen (11-7) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Jonathan Wild (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 12th of 20, 43l behind Pageboy (10-11) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Kestrel (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, ld 3out, hdd str, ko sme pce lst, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Thomond (11-7) at Kilmallock 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.
Shamkhal (FR) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 11, 29l behind Ballynacree (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo hdl Grd 3 (1) gs in Apr.
Stimulus Package (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, keen hold, no extra from before straight, last of 9, well behind Kauto Grand Mogol (11-2) at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf sft in Mar.
Teajaybe (USA) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway from before 6 out, tracked leaders from before 3 out, no extra next, 9th of 18, 13l behind Wolf Hall (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Templeton (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no threat in straight, 10th of 13, 25l behind Certerach (9-5) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Sep (flat).
Faustina Pius (IRE) 50-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, soon joined, headed after and kept on same pace from between last 2, 4th of 14, 5l behind Authinger (11-2) at Tramore 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr.
Killarney Time (IRE) 66-1 (10-3) Always behind, 10th of 11, well behind Prince Ludovic (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr.