HOLD THE LINE has been narrowly beaten in strong maidens here and at Naas, where the winner Pay Day Kitten has won subsequently, and looks ready to gain his first success. Polished Rock weakened quickly over 1m2f at Leopardstown and this looks more his trip while Tommy Stack's newcomer Charlotte Rua is a half-sister to no less than six winners so is one to keep an eye on in the market.
Autumn Light (IRE) Azamour gelding out of Sunlight.
Campestral Scene 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt and in rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 10th of 16, 18l behind Tobann (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Durand Motivator colt out of Rouge Dancer.
Hold The Line (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway and pushed along to lead over 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out and kept on under pressure, headed and not match winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Pay Day Kitten (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut sft in Apr.
Polished Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 2nd over 3f out, dropped to 4th and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Morning With Ivan (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Charlotte Rua (IRE) Redback filly out of Non Dimenticar Me.
Hi Empress (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Prominent and took keen hold early, settled back and 9th halfway, ridden and no extra from 2f out, 11th of 13, 36l behind Pay Day Kitten (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut sft in Apr.
Red Rosa (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, soon ridden, weakened straight, 12th of 13, 39l behind An Saincheann (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Apr.