Gatamalata, who ran at the highest level last season despite not having won a race, made a reasonable start on her return in a Group 3 at Leopardstown and will find this much less taxing. However, she may be the type who keeps finding one too good and tonight it could be BETROTHED. Tommy Stack's filly was thought good enough to make her debut at Listed level last year and made a very encouraging reappearance when beaten just a head by Dance Secretary at the Curragh. The winner went on to finish third in a Group 3 so the form looks useful. Free Art started a short-priced favourite at Dundalk but probably found the 7f trip too short while Long Time Coming has failed to find a finishing burst on too many occasions.
Aragorn Rouge 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, went 4th 2f out, soon ridden and no impression from 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Golden Shoe (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Free Art 11-10fav (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to challenge early straight, driven along in 2nd and no impression from over 1f out, dropped to 3rd under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Golden Shoe (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Further Detail 12-1 (9-0) Soon led and disputed, headed under 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 6l behind Secretsubstitute (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks.
Jouster (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of Jesting.
Long Time Coming (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, weakened in 5th 1f out, 6th of 9, 12l behind Deire Na Sli (8-8) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Oct.
Noble Call (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, 8th approaching straight, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening, 5th of 12, 10l behind Notable Graduate (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
Rosmuck (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Borsalino.
Royal Proclamation Proclamation gelding out of Amelie Pouliche.
Thelastbigspender Noverre gelding out of Only In Dreams.
Why But Why (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 13l behind Emiyna (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Betrothed (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear on far rail, went close 7th 2f out, headway to challenge inside final furlong, headed and no extra closing stages, 2nd of 14, hd behind Dance Secretary (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf.
Gatamalata (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, no extra from under 2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 6l behind Empowering (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Mar.
Grace And Beauty (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Broke well, soon in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 15l behind Atraaf (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Kate Greenaway (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 11l behind Creekside (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut in Apr.
Neighbourly (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 11l behind Creekside (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut in Apr.
Haberdashery (IRE) Araafa filly out of Kasota.
Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 13th of 17, 10l behind Estithmaar (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks gd.
Hill Of Content (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 18l behind Secretsubstitute (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks.