It's hardly surprising to see CALM BAY running with a 5lb penalty as he's been raised a massive 14lb for his victory at Down Royal on Saturday where he scored easily despite an 11lb rise for the previous week's Navan success. He's impossible to oppose and hopefully his third run in close proximity won't do any harm. The three-year-olds Little Sweetheart, Shinyhappyjohn and Ever Yours are closely matched after finishing 1-2-3 at Cork last month and the latter may be capable of reversing the form under her excellent apprentice. Copper Dock is the only course and distance winner in the line-up and the veteran ran his best race for a very long time at Cork last time though that was over 7f.
Calm Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, travelling smoothly in 3rd on outer 2f out, challenged and bumped rival 1 1/2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well to draw clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80 gf beating Seal Rock (10-0) by 5l, 7 ran.
Ability N Delivery 16-1 (9-7) Led, still in front 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 1l behind Jembatt (9-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-70 gf in Apr.
Acting Talent (USA) 50-1 (8-2) Reared up leaving stalls, towards rear, improved into 5th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 19, 10l behind Big Bad Lily (8-5) at Curragh 6f hcp.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Prominent, pushed along approaching straight, dropped to 6th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 6l behind Lily's Prince (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f in May.
Little Sweetheart (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders and ran freely, 2nd 2f out, soon ridden and no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra and weakened, 11th of 12, 12l behind Les Darcy (8-1) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.
Elusive Sally (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Prominent, 4th before halfway, under pressure approaching 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 14, 6l behind Three Bells (9-10) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 gd.
Shinyhappyjohn 9-2 (8-10) Prominent, 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed close home, 2nd of 12, ns behind Les Darcy (8-1) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.
Copper Dock (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, ran freely, ridden to go 5th over 2f out, 2nd 1f out and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Apache Gold (9-4) at Cork 7f hcp 47-70 gf.
Cliffords Reprieve 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Pixie Spirit (8-9) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Ever Yours (IRE) 11-2 (7-11) Chased leaders in centre, ridden 2f out, 6th 1f out, drifted right inside final furlong and kept on, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Little Sweetheart (8-4) at Cork 5f 3yo hcp in May.
Hard Times (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Ran 7th, pushed along and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Les Darcy (8-1) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.