Star Of Buru will need to sprout wings but the remaining trio look closely matched. It's exactly a year since DR MACHINI scored over this course and distance and she'll be ready despite her long absence. She has the potential to be very useful and the weight she receives from Torn Asunder, who went well in a Fairyhouse handicap last time, should prove enough to make a successful reappearance. Sitcom easily landed a Cork maiden before finding a handicap at the Punchestown Festival too much to handle.
Torn Asunder (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway approaching straight and disputed 2 out, soon headed and dropped to 3rd, no impression from before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 17, 7l behind Brian Who (9-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 in Apr.
Dr Machini (IRE) 5-6fav (11-7) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd travelling well approaching 2 out, led on inner into straight, stayed on well to go clear from last, comfortably, won at Sligo 2m mares mdn hdl gd in May '12 beating Shershewill (10-13) by 3l, 15 ran.
Sitcom (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 2 out, soon weakened, 12th of 20, 24l behind Il Fenomeno (10-6) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl sft in Apr.
Star Of Boru (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, weakened before 5 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Gold Bullet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Mar, 11 ran.