Total Reality led for most of the way over 1m5f on heavy ground at Navan and Joseph O'Brien is an eye-catching booking. Placere carried a big weight to victory in an apprentice contest at Limerick and the progressive filly must be a threat to all with Conor Hoban able to claim 5lb. Fran Berry was hard at work on LETHAL WEAPON from a long way out at Roscommon but his mount, a Grade 1 winning hurdler, kept responding and finished strongly over the 1m2f trip. This looks ideal and he can score again though the lightly-raced Salam Alaykum won over this trip at Dundalk in December and was having his first start since when a good fourth here a month ago. Sun Disc returns from a long break but was in cracking form in the autumn and wouldn't be without a chance nor would the lightly-raced Cropley, who attempted to make all at the Curragh and could be ridden with more restraint this time. The progressive three-year-old Filatore is another with prospects in a very open contest.
Placere (IRE) 9-4fav (9-10) Soon mid-division, improved into 4th before straight, challenged under pressure on inner from under 2f out and led over 1f out, stayed on well to draw clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun beating Positive Vibes (8-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
Lethal Weapon (IRE) 6-1fav (9-8) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, 8th over 4f out, headway under pressure on outer to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, not get to winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Gra Geal Mo Chroi (8-6) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 sft in Jun.
Salam Alaykum (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Always prominent, disputed lead before halfway, led narrowly over 3f out, headed entering straight and dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Pivot Bridge (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp hvy in Jun.
Bombadero (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, went 6th on outer halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, weakened, 11th of 13, 17l behind Midnight Soprano (9-7) at Curragh 1m 4f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) in Apr.
Total Reality (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Beau Michael (10-0) at Navan 1m 5f app hcp 50-85 sft in Jun.
Second Glance (IRE) 10-3fav (10-0) Soon led, ridden under 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 10, 12l behind Binocular (9-10) at Killarney 1m 6f stks gd in Aug.
Sun Disc (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden early straight, soon no extra, 9th of 10, 8l behind Elizabeth Coffee (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Alubari 6-1 (9-6) Settled in rear of mid-division well off clear leaders, closer entering straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Home Secretary (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f Handicap (60-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Ballochroy (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, driven along to go 5th under 2f out, no impression from 1f out, 8th of 13, 4l behind Keep It Cool (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Apr '11.
Porthaw (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no extra and weakened, 11th of 14, 29l behind Spirit Of Cuba (8-2) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 in Jun '11.
Scottish Reel (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd and pushed along approaching straight, no extra from over 2f out, 10th of 18, 20l behind Battleoftrafalgar (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo mdn in Oct '10.
Zemario (IRE) (9-2) 8th of 16, 14l behind Graymalkin (9-0) at Sharjah(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Feb '11.
Keelaghan (IRE) 5-2fav (9-8) Held up towards rear, 6th in touch early straight, ridden to go 4th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind London Bridge (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Dec '10.
Alghanem (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed and kept on under pressure, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Polly Ella (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Cave Artist (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Soon mid-division, 10th early, kept on same pace under pressure from over 2f out, 10th of 14, 11l behind Gra Geal Mo Chroi (8-6) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 sft in Jun.
Cropley (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Attempted to make all, clear for much until reduced lead 4f out, headed under 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Ursa Major (9-12) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Green Mile 9-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 11th of 14, 27l behind Formal Bid (8-6) at Dundalk 2m hcp 47-65 pol in Apr '11.
Noverre Princess (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Mid-division, weakened entering straight, 14th of 15, 41l behind Dane Street (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo fll stks gf in Jun.
Hill Of Content (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Prominent, no extra under pressure from 2f out, 12th of 15, 15l behind Theyturnedmedown (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Hangar Five (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Soon towards rear, moderate 7th under 6f out, progress over 3f out, soon moderate 4th, kept on under pressure without troubling winner into 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Clarach (9-11) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Filatore (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 3f out, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Equity Swap (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Jun.
Foinse (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, mid-division before halfway where 8th, ridden into 4th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 12l behind Hay Point (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f mdn stks sft in Jun.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, improved to 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 17, 8l behind Hi Emperor (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Jun.
Asteroid Belt (IRE) 11-2 (7-12) Chased leaders, ridden in moderate 5th over 2f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 8l behind Bendzoldan (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70 sft in Jun.