CURL CAT hasn't been seen since falling over hurdles in March but providing he's over that mishap he looks remarkably well treated on his return to the Flat and is handed the vote in a tricky event. Steel Toe Cap is making good progress and made a very promising handicap debut from this mark at Leopardstown last week. He should improve again and will be difficult to keep out of the frame while Liberty's Gift has been very consistent in similar grade though keeps going up in the weights without winning. On his 55th start on the Flat, Maal has dropped to his lowest ever mark and may not be finished yet nor is Kalacan, another who is on a career low despite not running badly recently.
Steel Toe Cap (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leader on outer, 6th halfway, moderate 5th entering straight, soon closed and 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure without reaching winner, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Balladiene (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 sft.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Soon tracked leaders, no extra under pressure from over 1f out, 11th of 16, 11l behind Mctaggart (9-6) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gd.
Liberty's Gift (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Prominent, led 3f out, headed 2f out, 3rd into straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3l behind The Fox Tully (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 gs.
Lord Windark (IRE) 40-1 (9-8) Mid-division, dropped to 11th under 5f out, no extra from over 2f out, eased when beaten, tailed off, last of 12, well behind The Fox Tully (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 gs.
Maal (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt and settled in rear, progress entering straight, soon ridden, 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on without threatening to go 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Bendzoldan (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70 sft.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 12l behind Custom Cut (9-0) at Cork 7f hcp 50-80 sft.
Curl Cat (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, challenged 2f out, ridden and disputed 1f out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Naoise (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Loughderg Princess (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led, strongly pressed early straight and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Kalacan (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 2 1/4l behind The Fox Tully (9-7) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft.
Eja Eja (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon chased leaders in 5th, no impression under pressure from 2f out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Theyturnedmedown (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Golan Heights (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 9th of 18, 13l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Lady Lyrath (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, 8th early, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening from 2f out, 4th of 15, 7l behind Theyturnedmedown (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Live Trade (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Mid-division, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 9th of 12, 26l behind Celebrity Sevi (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Jun '11.
Tamujin (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 7l behind Ashton Rose (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Via Del Corso 16-1 (8-10) Waited with, 9th halfway, progress on inner into straight, ridden into 3rd and kept on without threatening from under 1f out, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Mighty Whitey (9-6) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks gs.
War (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) 5th of 8, 38l behind Ocean Bright (11-5) at Naas 2m stks in Nov.
Painted Fingers (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 7l behind The Fox Tully (9-7) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft.
Phoebe Van Gelder (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway into 7th 3f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 5l behind Lough Ferrib (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft.
Vasoni (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened from 4f out, 14th of 15, 26l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.