The veteran Patrickswell is the only course and distance winner in the line-up and has to be considered though a low draw is generally best in sprints here. CHARISMAS BIRTHDAY finished in front of him when they occupied the places behind Speed Dream here last week and it's the latter who can come out on top again and take this. More Questions has been raised a massive 11lb for his recent victory over 6f on soft ground here and has an even higher draw to overcome but the very versatile The Hamptons is always worth a look in the betting.
Invincible Soul (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 10th of 14, 10l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-12) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-70 gf.
City Of Culture (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Keen hold, soon mid-division, no impression straight, 12th of 15, 21l behind Tropical Mist (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo fll stks gf in May.
More Questions (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Settled behind leaders on outer early, lost place halfway, 10th 2f out, soon headway, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on well closing stages, won at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf beating Dorothy Parker (9-2) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Indigo Iris (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, 8th 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 6l behind Regal Power (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
Tubbertown King (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 13, 9l behind Above The Law (8-13) at Dundalk 5f app hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Mystery Angel (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Hail Shower (8-9) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Oct.
Patrickswell (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Prominent on outer, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Speed Dream (8-7) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf.
Kodaly (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, some progress 2f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, weakened, 7th of 12, 4l behind Speed Dream (9-6) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
The Hamptons (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Always rear, trailing halfway, kept on one pace from 1f out, 16th of 18, 28l behind Sassaway (8-12) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Oneniteinheaven (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 16, 11l behind Speed Dream (8-7) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf.
Ultra Steps (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 11l behind True Verdict (9-0) at Navan 6f mdn stks in May.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to go 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Speed Dream (8-7) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf.
Tessie Jubilee (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Bumped leaving stalls, soon mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on final furlong, just held for 3rd, 4th of 16, 6l behind Speed Dream (8-7) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (47-75) (3yo+) gf.
Oh Marcius (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-2) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Catwilldo (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Settled behind leaders early, 5th halfway, not clear run from over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 12th of 15, 11l behind More Questions (9-7) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.
Silldora (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden into 11th 2f out, soon no extra, 17th of 18, 13l behind Paynes Find (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.
Eimears Lilly (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, weakened, 11th of 18, 9l behind Above The Law (9-0) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 in May.