Egyptian Warrior was a rare bumper runner for Aidan O'Brien where he showed only moderate ability. He did better when dropped to 1m6f on his first start under Flat rules at Gowran and this trip and ground could bring about more improvement. VOTE OF CONFIDENCE has already run twice this month, showing promise at the Curragh before a narrow defeat at Galway. He looks certain to improve again and is handed the verdict as Rebel Force, who started favourite for that latter event on the back of two good runs, was well beaten though she didn't get the best of runs. Silky Pyrus has some strong form on the going and Jim Bolger's newcomer Twin Focus is one to note in the betting.
Egyptian Warrior (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Held up in touch, niggled along in 6th 4f out, ridden in 5th 3f out, 3rd 2f out, disputed lead over 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Grecian Tiger (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gf.
Instruct (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Soon raced in 5th, 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Romantic (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Apr.
Twin Focus (IRE) Galileo colt out of Twin Sails.
Balkinstown (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Graffogue.
Hareth (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt and towards rear, ridden in moderate 6th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 15l behind Victory Song (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn gf.
Karlidi (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear and pushed along approaching straight, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 12, 9l behind Convocate (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Aug.
Park Place 12-1 (9-5) Settled in mid-division, 7th halfway, some headway in 5th early straight, soon ridden and no extra, 10th of 11, 16l behind Ruler Of The World (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Apr.
Vote Of Confidence (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 3f out, kept on to challenge entering straight, led and drifted right 1f out, narrowly headed final 100 yards, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Bint Nayef (8-9) at Galway 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Ballykeen (IRE) Bachelor Duke filly out of Dingle Belle.
Empress Catherine (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Stood still when stalls opened and lost considerable ground, always behind, last of 11, well behind Silky (9-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn gf in May.
Etesian (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Keen hold, rider soon without irons, soon towards rear and never a factor, 16th of 17, 35l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gd.
Rebel Force (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Bint Nayef (8-9) at Galway 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Silky Pyrus (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Soon led, strongly pressed entering straight and headed 2f out, soon no extra and eased from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Khothry (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Jun.
Truly Delightful (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 5f out, no impression and kept on one pace from 2f out, 7th of 11, 21l behind Wandering Star (9-9) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd.