LANDSDOWNE remains in superb form and a 5lb penalty for last week's success at Cork is unlikely to cause too many problems as Megan Carberry can claim her 4lb allowance. The pair were just touched off over a mile here previously by Morethanafeeling and there is very little between them here though the shorter trip probably just favours Tracey Collins' charge and he gets the vote. Via Del Corso wasn't far behind the selection at Cork and, though still a maiden, it's about time she was winning while Confident Cub has shown ability in maidens and makes his handicap debut from what may prove to be a lenient mark.
Landsdowne (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Always prominent, challenged under pressure and led 1 1/2f out, pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 gs beating Moscow Treat (9-3) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Badger Or Bust (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Aragorn Rouge (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in Feb.
Glacial 25-1 (9-1) Rear, ridden and no impression halfway, kept on one pace straight, 9th of 12, 6l behind Thats A Fret (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-70 pol in Mar.
Tidal Star 14-1 (9-10) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 1 1/2f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Word For Word (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Confident Cub (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, never a factor, 7th over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Srucahan (9-5) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks hvy.
Packsapunch (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 10th of 18, 11l behind Landsdowne (9-12) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 gs.
Parc Aux Boules 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 18, 10l behind Landsdowne (9-12) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 gs.
Headache 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 10l behind Moonbi Creek (9-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol.
Morethanafeeling (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Waited with, improved under pressure to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near line, won at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Apr beating Landsdowne (9-7) by hd, 17 ran.
Red Riddle (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) In rear, no impression from 3f out, 7th of 14, 16l behind Naked Cowboy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Via Del Corso 7-1 (8-11) Soon towards rear, ridden straight, switched and ran on well inside final furlong without threatening, 4th of 18, 6l behind Landsdowne (9-12) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 gs.
Lazarian (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 7l behind Phebes Wish (8-4) at Dundalk 5f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 15th of 18, 29l behind Tugboat (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Oct.
Matua Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Mid-division best, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 14, 23l behind Justification (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Surf's Up (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Soon led and clear, ridden and reduced advantage 3f out, headed under 2f out, no extra, 12th of 14, 23l behind Coach Bombay (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Via Mia 25-1 (8-5) Mid-division best, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Phebes Wish (8-4) at Dundalk 5f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Eja Eja (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening from 2f out, 7th of 18, 9l behind Landsdowne (9-12) at Cork 7f hcp 47-65 gs.