BRADY'S HILL showed a bit of improvement at Gowran then progressed further with an all-the-way victory at Listowel earlier this month. A 7lb rise looks manageable and he can continue his progress through the ranks and take this. Killourney Empress is another improver though she appeared to find dropping back to a mile in her favour last time when beaten a short-head by Busalla at Listowel. Only Exception is generally thereabouts but has yet to win a race in 11 starts though she's well enough treated to get involved. Danequest has won once in 31 starts, including over hurdles, but has dropped to a fair mark as a consequence and shouldn't be dismissed.
The Black Devil (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, ridden to dispute over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind All About Timing (8-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Liberty's Gift (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 3f out, soon no impression on leaders, dropped to moderate 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 18l behind Bobskier (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 fm.
War Room (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Soon led, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 9l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Danequest (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, improved to challenge up the centre of the track 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 4l behind The Black Devil (9-1) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Prominent, dropped to moderate 6th and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 13, 9l behind Great Ability (9-2) at Naas 7f app hcp 47-65 in May.
Fellisha (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on into 9th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 10th of 15, 8l behind All About Timing (8-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Mooretown Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along entering straight and some headway into 9th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Busalla (9-9) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-65 sft.
Only Exception (IRE) 5-2fav (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Pepparpot (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Soon towards rear, 12th early, ridden into 10th and no impression 1f out, kept on, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind The Black Devil (9-1) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Killourney Empress (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Chased leader in 3rd, headway approaching straight and ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Busalla (9-9) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-65 sft.
Alubari 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 12, 5l behind Balmont Flyer (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Long Wait (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 5f out, no impression from 3f out, 6th of 11, 36l behind Mutiska (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in May.
Pacey Outswinger (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Led, headed after 5f, weakened quickly from 3f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Celestial Prospect (9-7) at Wexford 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Brady's Hill (IRE) 12-1 (8-1) Always prominent and disputed lead, led approaching straight and ridden under 2f out, soon asserted and kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Listowel 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 sft beating Indy Gal (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Arondo (GER) 25-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 14, 22l behind Coach Bombay (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Moss Street 20-1 (9-5) Held up behind leaders, pushed along in moderate 5th 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 8, 13l behind Akira (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn sft in May.
Sretaw (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 10th 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind All About Timing (8-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.