King Of The Romans doesn't look one of his stable's star performers and was well beaten into third at Limerick when Hold The Line was just a short-head behind Diesel Ten. Pat Shanahan's colt will make a bold bid to go one better but PAY DAY KITTEN looks the one to be on. Dermot Weld's filly made a sparkling debut at the Curragh in October, giving supporters of the long odds-on Kingdom a real fright before eventually beaten just a neck. Kevin Prendergast has won this three times in the past six years so Until Midnight is one to keep an eye on as he showed promise on his opening run at the Curragh while Zadawan was very green on his introduction at Dundalk but stayed on nicely once getting the hang of the job and better is expected.
Harbin (IRE) Verglas gelding out of Rainbow City.
Hold The Line (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 5th halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, soon stayed on to dispute, narrow lead last 100 yards, headed close home, 2nd of 10, shd behind Diesel Ten (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn sft.
King Of The Romans (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, led halfway, ridden under 2f out, headed over 1f out, under pressure in close 4th 1f out, kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression leaders, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Diesel Ten (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn sft.
Paynes Find (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, niggled along after 2f, ridden and no impression 3f out, 9th of 10, 42l behind Diesel Ten (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn sft.
Shouranour (IRE) Lawman colt out of Sharesha.
Stephen Hero (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 29l behind Trading Leather (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Target Acquired (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 11l behind Beyond Thankful (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Until Midnight (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, 5th 1 1/2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 9l behind Caesaria (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks hvy in Mar.
Zadawan (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and towards rear early, mid-division in 7th halfway, pushed along 3f out, stayed on into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sruthan (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Defiant Actress (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Theatrale.
Hi Empress (IRE) Antonius Pius filly out of Musthav.
Pay Day Kitten (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden 2f out, went 2nd under 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to strongly press winner to line, 2nd of 6, nk behind Kingdom (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Super Kala (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden 4f out, no impression straight, last of 6, 27l behind Caged Lightning (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.