6.30 Neither the race nor ground conditions are in favour of Whimsical, whose one Turf victory for Richard Hannon came on heavy going. Elusive Ridge began last season on a mark of 98 and he's 12lb lower in this rated event. He was conceding 9lb to Strait Of Zanzibar when beaten 10l at Bellewstown earlier this month and appears unlikely to reverse form with the winner, who has really struck form over the past few weeks. Arthur Moore will be hoping for plenty of rain for Harley's Harley, who rarely runs on anything but soft ground and completed a double under those conditions in the spring. If the going eases then she has an obvious chance but STAY DE NIGHT is taken to improve past them all. He won a very ordinary maiden at Limerick on his belated debut but was expected to do so as he attracted very strong support in the market.
Whimsical (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Pushed along to soon lead, pressed from early straight, headed from 2f out, no impression when not much room inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 6l behind Tobann (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Ran 3rd, ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Burn The Boats (9-12) at Navan 1m hcp fm.
Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, narrow lead over 1f out, strongly pressed final furlong, all out, won at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gd beating Sretaw (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Harley's Harley (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Towards rear, switched left towards outer from over 2f out, soon no impression, eased 1f out, 12th of 15, 22l behind That's Plenty (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp in May.
Stay De Night (IRE) 4-5fav (9-5) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, 3rd 3f out, progress to lead 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Limerick 1m mdn stks gd in Jun beating Bad News Bear (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.