Fethard Player acts on any going though he's been in excellent form on good ground in recent weeks. He went up a massive 13lb for his victory here and his rider had no chance of staying in the saddle when badly impeded at Killarney. The soft going went against Coldstonesober at Tipperary on Sunday and he makes a quick reappearance in much more suitable conditions but Magical Moon can't get his head in front and has now had a total of 25 runs without winning. Potential punters may want to wait to see if Pennys Tune consents to start this time as if she does than she has an obvious chance though not for the first time she cocked her jaw and refused to race at Sligo. Whatever It Takes has dropped to a mark he is capable of winning from and should get into the frame but I C GOLD will take some beating. A poor maiden last season, she won a point-to-point while in the care of Grainne O'Connor in May and was an impressive winner of an admittedly poor handicap at Downpatrick a week ago when transferred to Gordon Elliott. She's up 9lb but is still on a very attractive mark so should complete a hat-trick.
Fethard Player (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 6th when badly hampered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Giant's Quest (11-2) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gd, 14 ran.
Abou Ben (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, fell 2nd, in a race won by Time To Work (10-11) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 in Nov, 9 ran.
Blossom Gate (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Prominent until fell 4 out, in a race won by Takeyourcapoff (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jun, 11 ran.
Muzak (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 9th of 16, 35l behind Sammy Black (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, 3rd halfway, no impression on easy winner 3 out, moderate 4th after next, 4th of 5, 35l behind Orgilgo Bay (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gf.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, last after halfway, ridden in rear after 3 out, some progress into 10th, 10th of 14, 40l behind Couleur De La Loi (9-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd.
Magical Moon 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 9th before straight, soon no impression, one pace, 9th of 18, 19l behind In A Nutshell (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Pennys Tune (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Cocked jaw, reared up, whipped round and refused to race, in a race won by Roadtotheisland (10-4) at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf, 13 ran.
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Not fluent 1st, towards rear, improved into 5th before straight, no impression in dispute of moderate 3rd 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 18, 5l behind In A Nutshell (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
I C Gold (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Held up, 10th halfway, progress 3 out and went 2nd next, travelled well to challenge before last, ridden to lead early run-in and kept on well close home, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gf beating Lucky Pigeon (10-6) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.