Megan Carberry has ridden SAMOLLIE several times and her claim could see her mount gain his first success on Turf. Three times a winner on Polytrack, including off a mark of 60 in December, he can race from 49 here and looks very well in. September Lily gained a deserved first victory on Turf over tonight's rival Great Ability at Cork last week and should again be in the mix though her penalty takes her onto a huge weight. Packsapunch was in very good form on testing ground last summer and will have come on for his recent reappearance while Stoichkhov is running well though may just prefer another furlong.
September Lily (IRE) 6-4fav (9-9) Chased leader in 3rd, ridden and no impression 2f out, closer 1f out and headway to lead 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 sft beating Great Ability (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Packsapunch (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride and rear, pushed along in 9th under 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 11, 22l behind Vasoni (8-13) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden and progress 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Eastern Rules (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol.
Lady X (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Mid-division, closer in 6th and ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 16, 15l behind Tobann (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Reina De Luz (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Prominent on outer, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 36l behind Reasons Unknown (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Great Ability (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Broke well and led early, chased leader in 2nd and 8 lengths adrift early straight, closer 1f out and headed by winner (dropped to 3rd) over 100 yards out, kept on under pressure to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind September Lily (9-9) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Glacial 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in centre, ridden after halfway and 4th over 1f out, no impreassion inside final furlong, 5th of 20, 7l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-5) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on same pace to go 2nd well inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Confident Cub (9-2) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Choisilady (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, headway into straight, soon 4th, lost place 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 10l behind Dusty Trail (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 47-70 hvy in Oct.
Zelos Dream (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) In rear, headway on outer entering straight, 7th on outer 1f out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 16, 4l behind Hurricane Sky (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Around The Bend (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Prominent, lost place 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 7l behind Romantic (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Apr.
Samollie (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 10th on outer 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Eastern Rules (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol.
Ellikan (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from well over 1f out, 15th of 18, 21l behind Sassaway (8-12) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 sft.
Enough Is Enough (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Disputed lead, led after 3f out, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 16, 5l behind Pepparpot (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 sft.