|1st||An Saighdiur (IRE)||20/1|
|3rd||Gordon Lord Byron (IRE)||5/1|
|1 (4)||5360-31||Arctic (IRE) 15||5||10-0 t||M C Hussey||T Collins||104||8/1|
|2 (7)||021120||Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 7||4||10-0||F M Berry||T Hogan||104||5/1|
|3 (13)||0103-31||Bajan Tryst (USA) 28||6||9-12||P J Smullen||K A Ryan||102||10/1|
|4 (5)||064224||Luisant 15||9||9-2||C O'Donoghue||J Nash||92||16/1|
|5 (14)||517-074||Bertiewhittle 13||4||9-0 b1||J P O'Brien||T D Barron||90||6/1|
|6 (3)||837-960||Oor Jock (IRE) 28||4||8-12||R P Whelan (5)||J P Shanahan||88||25/1|
|7 (2)||85/840-5||Invincible Ridge (IRE) 17||4||8-11 t||L F Roche (5)||D Bunyan||87||20/1|
|8 (6)||146-553||Seanie (IRE) 17||3||8-11||F Lynch||D Marnane||94||6/1|
|9 (11)||0-75413||Knock Stars (IRE) 7||4||8-9 p||C D Hayes||P Martin||85||12/1|
|10 (10)||414-461||Flameoftheforest (IRE) 21||5||8-7 p||L P Keniry||E De Giles||83||7/1|
|11 (9)||033111||Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 8||5||8-4 p||I J Brennan (3)||A McGuinness||80||8/1|
|12 (12)||3521-18||Farmleigh House (IRE) 84||5||8-4||N G McCullagh||W J Martin||80||16/1|
|13 (8)||511345||An Saighdiur (IRE) 41||5||8-4||M A Cleere (5)||A Slattery||75||20/1|
|14 (1)||302322||Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 7||3||8-4||C P Hoban (5)||Michael Mulvany||81||10/1|
The last two winners have been drawn 1 and 30 while just one favourite has been successful in ten years. Three-year-olds have a fine record and Seanie isn't out of this despite having raced over longer trips as he won a big Sales race at Fairyhouse last season. There's a strong entry from the UK and Bajan Tryst has run very well here in the past though he's on his highest ever mark after his victory in a very strong Musselburgh handicap. David Barron is a master trainer of sprinters and his decision to put blinkers on BERTIEWHITTLE can pay dividends. The four-year-old looked the likely winner when cruising up in a Doncaster handicap last time but didn't go through with it and hopefully the headgear can have the desired effect. Luisant has won from much higher marks but was beaten a long way behind Arctic on heavy ground at Navan when Battleroftheboyne, who is 6lb out of the handicap here, was third. The winner was earlier behind Gordon Lord Byron who looks the main threat as he had anything but a clear passage in last week's Wokingham and wasn't beaten far.
Arctic (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Prominent early, led halfway, ridden to assert over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Navan 6f hcp sft beating Footprint (8-7) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Raced stands' side, dwelt, chased leaders, effort when not clear run approaching final furlong, soon beaten, 14th of 28, 4 1/2l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd.
Bajan Tryst (USA) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gs beating Flash City (8-9) by 1l, 16 ran.
Luisant 2-1fav (9-9) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 13l behind Arctic (9-13) at Navan 6f hcp sft.
Bertiewhittle 7-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, every chance last 100 yards, no extra towards finish, 4th of 16, 3/4l behind Rasaman (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Oor Jock (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Chased leaders centre, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 20, 6l behind Stone Of Folca (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gf.
Invincible Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 6l behind Elusive Ridge (10-0) at Fairyhouse 7f stks sft.
Seanie (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden in 6th 2f out, stayed on in 5th 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Elusive Ridge (10-0) at Fairyhouse 7f stks sft.
Knock Stars (IRE) 2-1 (9-9) Very free early and held on in rear, ridden in 3rd and no extra well over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Custom Cut (9-3) at Down Royal 7f stks sft.
Flameoftheforest (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway inside final 2f, led over 1f out, stayed on well to go clear inside final furlong, won at Chester 7f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-80) (3yo+) (4) sft beating Amazing Star (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Held up, closed travelling well from 2f out, led under 1f out, eased on inside last, completely unextended, won at Limerick 7f stks sft beating Love Is The Key (9-4) by 2l, 12 ran.
Farmleigh House (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Prominent on far side, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 8th of 15, 8l behind The Reaper (9-7) at Cork 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Apr.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind My Girl Anna (9-6) at Navan 5f hcp gd in May.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 7-4fav (9-9) Chased leaders on inner, 4th halfway, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, kept on under pressure but no impression closing stages, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Patrickswell (8-13) at Down Royal 5f hcp 50-80 sft.