Cathal Daniels displayed exceptional skills to bring Kilrodan Sailorette home clear in 194.9 when the unknown optimum time was 195 seconds. Cian Weldon, riding the second-placed Westside Madonna instead of former jockey Eddie Leonard who had been listed on the programme, proved himself a good judge of pace as well as he broke the beam in 193.1.

The clock continues to get the better of a frustrated Catherine Robinson who was clear for the third week running on Caitriona, only this time going too fast (191.6) as compared to Forth Mountain where the combination picked up a single time penalty.