Jimtown has some decent form but has also had plenty of chances and looks vulnerable to an unexposed type. LUCCIOLA fits that category after her excellent run when just failing to catch Strada Colorato at Naas and normal progress should see her very difficult to beat. Van Rooney's third place behind Wrote at Cork in August is the best form on view but he was a little disappointing later though both subsequent starts were on Polytrack. Acorn Valley should have more to give this summer while Hes Our Music found 1m3f stretching his stamina behind Ernest Hemmingway at Dundalk. 7.30
Acorn Valley (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 20, 15l behind Strada Colorato (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut gd in Apr.
Custom Cut (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden in 5th and no extra 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 5l behind Elusive In Paris (9-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol.
Gentle Aussie (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Always behind, no threat from halfway, 9th of 10, 31l behind Srucahan (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks hvy.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression leader in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Ernest Hemingway (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Jimtown 4-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 9l behind Aquilonius (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Quick Jack (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Miss Polaris.
Van Rooney (USA) 10-11fav (9-3) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Samuel Pickwick (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Lucciola (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, switched and headway from 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on well in pursuit of winner inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 20, shd behind Strada Colorato (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut gd in Apr.