Danziger finished third in the opening race at Tipperary yesterday. Dynamite Dixie started the campaign with a fine run over 1m2f at Leopardstown and has gradually dropped in distance culminating in a poor effort on heavy ground over 7f at the Curragh. An Cat Dubh has gone very close on several occasions including when running over this trip for the first time at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago. REGAL POWER had been going well which is why he started favourite for what looked a hot maiden over 7f at Fairyhouse but he didn't really fire and a return to this trip is what he needs to gain his first success. He just holds Flying Doha on earlier running while Ellell Duke, who had very strong juvenile form, wears blinkers for the first time after finishing last on his return following a year's absence at Fairyhouse two weeks ago.
Happy Maverick (IRE) 150-1 (9-8) Always last, ridden and no impression from 4f out, last of 7, 20l behind Croi An Or (9-4) at Killarney 1m stks.
Allegri (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Pushed along early to be soon prominent, lost place 2f out, dropped to 9th under 1f out, soon no extra, last of 11, 12l behind Strike Action (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol.
An Cat Dubh (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Attempted to make all, headed and kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Strike Action (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol.
Dynamite Dixie (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from over 1f out, soon behind, last of 14, 19l behind Winning Impact (9-12) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 sft.
Ellell Duke (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, driven along early straight and soon no extra, last of 9, 34l behind Colour Of Love (9-11) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp sft.
Flying Doha (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th entering straight, improved to lead and ridden under 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Rominintheglomin (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks hvy.
Hittin'the Skids (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Prominent, disputed lead before halfway, led and ridden 3f out, headed under 2f out, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 12, 10l behind Rominintheglomin (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks hvy.
Regal Power 11-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th entering straight, ridden in 3rd 2f out and soon no impression, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Encrypted Message (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn stks sft.
Roter Baron (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden halfway, no impression from 3f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Rominintheglomin (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks hvy.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden and kept on one pace straight, 7th of 14, 8l behind That Boy David (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
Danziger (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no extra over 1f out, weakened, 7th of 8, 7l behind Patrickswell (8-13) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Morningbird (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along in 7th 3f out, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Fionnuar (9-0) at Curragh 7f fll mdn stks hvy.
Pearl Of Romance (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Whipped around shortly after leaving stalls and unseated rider, in a race won by That Boy David (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol, 14 ran.
Refuse Colette (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 10, 17l behind Lord Jim (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut sft.
Shifting (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind That Boy David (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.