Bualadh Croi has been in fine form on Polytrack and there's no reason why he shouldn't transfer his potential to Turf. Connor King will ensure he gets every assistance while Ana O'Brien has picked up a good ride on the in-form Vasoni, who will be suited by the ground though an 8lb rise for her latest success looks harsh. Jim Bolger runs both Quill And Vellum, still a maiden after a dozen starts, and Confident Cub, who has a similar profile but looks ready to win soon judging on his latest runs at Dundalk. SMOKE CHARGER has had little experience but is progressing with each run and can race from the same mark as when runner-up to Stronger Than Me at Leopardstown on Monday. He looks the one to be on in an open contest.
Big Bad Billy Bob (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, 3rd and no impression under pressure approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 8l behind Srucahan (9-9) at Cork 6f App hcp hvy in Oct.
Bualadh Croi (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Led, took keen hold when almost joined halfway, joined and ridden under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, headed near line, 2nd of 7, hd behind Fairylike (9-2) at Dundalk 1m app hcp pol in Mar.
Carvelas (IRE) 3-1fav (9-13) Prominent, pushed along in 2nd into straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Atlas Peak (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Jennys Lane (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 14, 11l behind Spirituality (8-9) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 3rd entering straight, soon ridden, weakened from 2f out, 11th of 13, 8l behind Home Secretary (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Wild China (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th before straight, no extra from 2f out, 12th of 14, 38l behind Killena Boy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Vasoni (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Mid-division, 6th halfway, good headway on inner entering straight, led over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 sft beating Badger Daly (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Quill And Vellum (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Close up and disputed lead, 3rd before straight, 2nd over 2f out, soon in pursuit of winner, every chance from over 1f out, kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Killena Boy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
King's Wharf (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression 1 1/2f out, 13th of 14, 8l behind Benbecula (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Confident Cub (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden along in 5th entering straight, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong to go 3rd on line, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind He's Got Rhythm (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-80 pol.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Atlas Peak (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and on terms 1f out, headed and kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Stronger Than Me (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft.
Knockdoha (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd entering straight, ridden 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd close home, 5th of 7, 14l behind Marchese Marconi (9-7) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn stks sft.
Ros Cuire (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 9, 12l behind Blue Noodles (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.