This is much more competitive than the first division. Bendzoldan is in cracking form and, though she's shot up the weights, has won from a mark this high in the past. However, she was receiving 5lb from Lift The Gloom when beating him almost three lengths at Down Royal and the runner-up is 12lb better off. JULY REVOLUTION hadn't shown much on Polytrack but it was a different matter when he made his handicap debut at Fairyhouse where he gained an impressive victory. He should go on from that and can complete the double. Zelos Dream and San Jose City both ran well last time and should be considered.
Bendzoldan (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) Chased clear leader in 2nd, ridden in moderate 2nd 2f out, improved to lead under 1f out, stayed on well close home, won at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70 sft beating Diamond Daze (9-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Lift The Gloom 16-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, headway into 4th over 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Bendzoldan (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
July Revolution (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 2f out, ridden into 3rd and good headway 1f out, soon led, kept on well, won at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp sft beating Love Is The Key (9-7) by 2l, 12 ran.
Zelos Dream (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd over 2f out, kept on under pressure without threatening winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Snap Alam (9-12) at Sligo 6f fll hcp 50-80 gs.
Born To Rock (IRE) 28-1 (12-0) 20th of 21, well behind Broadway Twist (11-7) at Punchestown 1m 7f stks sft in May.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Soon led, joined before straight, no extra from under 1 1/2f out, 13th of 14, 10l behind Topadee (9-10) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd.
Elusive Express (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, 9th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 8th of 15, 10l behind Theyturnedmedown (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Pimlico Sound (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Soon mid-division, 9th over 4f out, progress 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Topadee (9-10) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd.
San Jose City (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Soon tracked leaders, challenging under pressure and hampered over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on inside final furlong without troubling winner, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Bubbly Bellini (8-11) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd.
Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, no extra under pressure from 1 1/2f out, 13th of 16, 13l behind Mctaggart (9-6) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gd.
Cinnin Oir (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Slowly away, towards rear, kept on without threatening from over 2f out, 7th of 15, 9l behind Theyturnedmedown (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Mary Mac (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened before straight, 16th of 17, 39l behind Lough Ferrib (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft.
Mea Parvitas (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some late headway final furlong, 9th of 17, 24l behind Atacx (9-5) at Navan 6f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, ridden and hampered over 1f out, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 12l behind Bubbly Bellini (8-11) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd.
Sli Na Croi (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening from 2f out, 5th of 15, 7l behind Theyturnedmedown (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Windsor Pride (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 16, 6l behind Stocktons Wing (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 sft.
Sovereign Secure (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Soon led, joined over 2f out, no extra approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 9l behind Alsium (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks sft.
Whatyoumaycallit (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Soon chased leaders, no impression under pressure when hampered under 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 8l behind Bubbly Bellini (8-11) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd.
Highwater Express (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, no extra from over 1f out, last of 12, 20l behind Kateeva (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 sft.