Kevin Prendergast is striking while the ground remains fast with BROWN BUTTERFLY, who would have won more easily at Gowran last week but for failing to obtain a clear run. She's in such good heart at present that a follow-up looks on the cards with Gary Halpin's claim a major plus. Prospectorous had dropped to a very lenient mark by the time he was beaten a short-head at Dundalk in February and went one better there last month. He's only gone up 4lb so should get competitive again as should Zeftan though his victory at Limerick came on testing ground. He was narrowly beaten by Lonan at Dundalk in March and both enter the fray in good shape. Fionnuar pulled much too hard at Tipperary after a fine run behind Speed Dial at Gowran.
Brown Butterfly 9-10fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, closed travelling well when gap closed 2f out, soon switched, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, soon challenged in 2nd, stayed on best to lead closing stages, won at Gowran Park 1m stks gf in May beating Great Soprano (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Napa Starr (FR) 9-1 (9-3) Raced 2nd, ridden entering straight, dropped to 3rd and no impression from 1 1/2f out, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Elusive Ridge (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec '11.
Prospectorous (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Always prominent and raced 2nd for much, ridden in 2nd 2f out, stayed on well to lead near line, won at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (60-90) (4yo+) pol in May beating Raydari (8-13) by nk, 14 ran.
Zeftan (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, closed travelling well straight, challenged and led inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure to hold on, won at Limerick 1m mdn stks in May beating Conan's Rock (9-2) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Lonan (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, ridden early straight and headway on outer to go 5th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Valbucca (9-7) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gs in May.
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 7th entering straight, ridden and no extra from 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Valbucca (9-7) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gs in May.
Cottesloe (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Waited with, well off the pace, wide and effort straight, soon 6th and no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 8l behind Shukhov (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp pol in Mar.
Fionnuar (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Keen hold early, soon chased leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Hurricane Sky (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp hvy in May.
Tawaagg 11-1 (9-4) Settled behind leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 8th 3f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 38l behind Lethal Weapon (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 3f hcp 50-80 in May.
Little Arrows (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Soon mid-division, ridden into 6th over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 21, 7l behind Saratoga Baby (8-12) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Polly Ella (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden on outer in 18th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 14th of 21, 11l behind Saratoga Baby (8-12) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May.