THOMAS EDISON arrives here with a big reputation which should be justified despite meeting better quality rivals. Tony Martin's charge, who beat the high-class bumper Champagne Fever at Leopardstown in December, might have made a winning debut over timber at Gowran but for falling and made no mistake in a Bellewstown maiden earlier this month. He has unlimited potential and can concede 7lb to Top Madam, who beat the useful Letherbelucky comfortably over 2m at Down Royal after failing to stay an extra half-mile at Listowel. Run With The Wind gained his first success over timber on his sixth start when beating subsequent winner Primroseandblue at Ballinrobe and is progressing well enough to make a race of it while the former UK Flat winner Medicinal Compound gained plenty of admirers with his victory over Tepalo in a big field at Roscommon last week.
Medicinal Compound 16-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, well off pace, moderate 5th approaching straight, closed after 3 out, led between last 2, stayed on well run-in, won at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl sft beating Tepalo (11-12) by 2l, 18 ran.
Run With The Wind (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, closer order approaching 3 out, ridden to lead approaching last, stayed on well run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m hdl gd in May beating Primroseandblue (11-12) by 1l, 8 ran.
Thomas Edison (IRE) 1-3fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead after 4 out, clear before 2 out, slight mistake last, eased closing stages, very easily, won at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl sft beating Hawkins Street (11-1) by 10l, 14 ran.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, no impression from before 3 out, kept on same pace, 9th of 22, 32l behind The Great Shanghai (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Dawn Silver (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, jumped left 2nd, 3rd approaching 6 out, soon lost place and weakened, tailed off, last of 18, well behind The Folkes Choice (11-5) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl.
Island Wood (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always in rear, lost touch before 5 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Dare To Doubt (10-7) at Cork 2m 4f hdl.
Top Madam (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Made all, ridden and kept on well from before last, comfortably, won at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl sft in Jun beating Letherbelucky (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lucky Sorceress (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Attempted to make all, headed and no extra from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 32l behind Freefairngenuine (11-3) at Roscommon 2m mares n h flat sft.