The younger brigade looks to hold sway with four possibilities of which ZARKIYR makes most appeal. He hasn't always looked the easiest at times but if he can repeat his latest effort when runner-up to Levanto in a hotly-contested Curragh handicap, staying on powerfully late on, then he will prove tough to overcome. Teoirim should find a little race sooner or later but is starting to look exposed and Waver, a son of Galileo, rates the main danger. He improved considerably for his first run when second at the Curragh last time and further progress should be forthcoming. Gerdago looked to have his limitations exposed last time when put in his place by Modista at Sligo but still harbours place claims.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up, no impression straight, eased final furlong, 12th of 19, 17l behind Tiz The Shot (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gf in Oct '10.
Fair Dilemma (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Close up and disputed lead, headed 6th, soon chased leaders, moderate 4th 5 out, no extra 3 out, 12th of 18, well behind Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Macnicholson (IRE) 10-3fav (10-7) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, headway to go 4th entering straight, soon ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 12l behind Storm Away (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo nhf gf.
Claretaracar (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th and ridden along approaching straight, no impression in 7th when checked over 1f out, no extra, 12th of 13, 13l behind Nuestra Alegria (9-0) at Limerick 1m mdn stks gd.
Cardinal Palace (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, switched to outer and no impression over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Durand (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut gf.
Gentle Jimmy (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 14l behind Durand (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut gf.
Gerdago (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Soon led and disputed, pushed along 4f out, ridden and strongly pressed from 3f out, headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Modista (8-11) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft.
Waver (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Attempted to make all, headed over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Dabadiyan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gf.
Zarkiyr (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Waited with well off pace towards rear, progress to chase leaders from 2f out, flicked tail under pressure, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf.
Tae Think Again (IRE) Galileo filly out of Katdogawn.
Teoirim (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leader, disputed before halfway, ridden in narrow lead 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Sleeping Beauty (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f fll mdn stks gf.