MAGNOLIA RIDGE has looked as though he's been crying out for this trip after staying on over shorter and gets the vote over the Ballydoyle newcomer Army Ranger, who like the selection is another son of Galileo. He cost 200,000gns and makes a belated racecourse debut so is obviously one to keep an eye on in the betting. It's difficult to get excited about the remainder and useful hurdler Pink Coat is probably warming up for a spell of summer jumping.
Pink Coat 25-1 (9-5) Held up, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 25, 8l behind Ezalli (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep '10.
Ardkilly Acclaim (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Chased leaders early and dropped to rear before halfway, pushed along and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 32l behind Ted Veale (10-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) gf.
Roisin Dubh (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, fell 4 out, in a race won by Revolutionary Road (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun, 16 ran.
Army Ranger (IRE) Galileo colt out of D'articleshore.
D'inzeo 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden approaching straight, no impression in 6th and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 9, 18l behind Dabadiyan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Magnolia Ridge (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th on outer over 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Great Explorer (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f mdn stks gd.
Ty Rock Tommy (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, kept on one pace, weakened straight, last of 8, 32l behind Modista (8-11) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Jun.