THOMASGAINSBOROUGH is unlikely to be a stable star but won over this trip as a juvenile at Leopardstown. He didn't appear to enjoy the heavy going in the Derby Trial at Epsom and today's shorter trip and better going can enable him to return to winning ways. Croi An Or couldn't quite get to Backbench Blues at Naas and that form doesn't look good enough while Angel Bright was beaten in a moderate handicap on her final juvenile start and will need to have made great strides during the winter. Danequest is a consistent handicapper who could provide the main threat despite being raised 3lb for being beaten on his last two starts.
Croi An Or (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Waited with towards rear, closed straight, 3rd from 2f out, not get to winnner and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Backbench Blues (9-7) at Naas 1m 3yo stk gd in Apr.
Thomasgainsborough (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, 8l behind Goldoni (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f con stks (2) hvy in Apr.
Suehail 5-1 (9-1) Settled on inner, 5th halfway, went 3rd 1 1/2f out, no impression and dropped to 4th final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Piri Wango (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Apr.
Angel Bright (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, good headway early straight to lead briefly over 1f out, no impression under pressure inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Coolnagree (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-80 in Oct.
Kedleston (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Six Silver Lane (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-80 pol.
Danequest (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, 11th 3f out, ridden entering straight, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Oh Happy Days (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 hvy.