Citizenship is in excellent form and had an entry at Leopardstown last night. CASBAH ROCK arrives here in great heart and is ideally suited by this trip and fast ground as he showed at the Curragh and over this C&D last month. Johnny Murtagh has ridden him three times and has a 100% record on him which can be maintained here. French import Mundher had a couple of unsuccessful runs over timber before reverting to the Flat and running well over a mile here last month. This is more like his trip and a big performance is expected. King Of Aran and Star Links have been showing their best form on Polytrack but Darwins Theory is very interesting from his lowly mark as he makes his handicap debut.
Casbah Rock (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, won at Navan 1m 2f hcp 60-90 gf in May beating Il Boro (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Star Links (USA) 4-1fav (9-1) Held up, ridden over 3f out, driven 2f out, kept on, never a factor, 5th of 8, 9l behind Veroon (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
King Of Aran (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway between horses from 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Keep It Cool (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Mundher (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th from 3f out, 3rd and kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind File And Paint (8-4) at Navan 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Slade (IRE) 6-1fav (9-12) Soon led, joined from 2f out, headed and no extra from over 1f out, 10th of 16, 8l behind Solent Ridge (9-6) at Wexford 1m app hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Citizenship 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd before straight, challenged under pressure and on terms over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind Strandfield Lady (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Darwins Theory (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway into moderate 6th 2f out, ridden and no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 10l behind Admiral of The Red (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 4f mdn stks gf in May.
Alghanem (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 19, 6l behind One Up One Down (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Apr.
Luckiest Owners (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Towards rear, 7th over 5f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 2f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Bay Swallow (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f flls hcp 50-75 gf.