Dashing Dynamo ran a fine race when runner-up over a mile at Galway and was made favourite over an extra half-mile at Sligo but failed to stay the trip. This should be more to his liking but TEMASEK STAR (NAP) looks to be improving enough to gain his first success. Mick Halford's charge wasn't beaten far in a handicap over this track and trip before just failing to hold off Irish Mint at Sligo a week ago and with further progress likely he can see these rivals off. Gold Focus has a big weight but has been running well enough to consider for a place on the podium while Dundalk winner Caliso Bay has been running a bit better than her form figures suggest.
Gold Focus (IRE) 17-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 4l behind Ridestan (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f stks gd in Jul.
The Glimmerman (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 15, 16l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Jackie Ellis (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Rear, driven approaching straight, kept on for pressure 2f out, never a factor, 11th of 15, 12l behind Amazing Star (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks.
Caliso Bay (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along approaching straight where bumped, kept on without threatening leaders, 5th of 6, 4l behind Sweet Cherry (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp sft.
Dashing Dynamo (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Held up, travelling smoothly 4f out, 6th 3f out, soon pushed along, 5th 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, eased closing stages, 5th of 8, 12l behind Hallo Rosie (8-10) at Sligo 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 sft.
Temasek Star (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Raced in 3rd on inner, ridden from 2f out, briefly disputed inside final furlong, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Irish Mint (9-6) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo app hcp gd.
Esta Quercus (FR) 66-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden 4f out, no impression in 9th 2f out, under pressure and kept on to go 5th close home, 5th of 11, 8l behind Falkirk (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 2f mdn stks.
Annadiamond (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind An Fear Ciuin (9-12) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Dans Girl (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Towards rear, never a factor, ridden to go moderate 6th 1f out, one pace, 6th of 7, 12l behind Derulo (9-10) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-75 gf in Jun.
Temkin 10-1 (8-8) Disputed early before soon settling in 2nd, ridden to challenge 3f out and soon disputed, headed over 2f out, no extra and weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Rayna (9-12) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Alanna Bheag (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2 1/2f out, no extra in 4th 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Fine Cut (9-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Mar.
Ed Led Jed (IRE) 14-1 (7-12) Rear of mid-division, ran freely, 8th halfway, no impression in 6th 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 10, 16l behind Glance Of Doon (8-2) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in May.
Pennys Angel (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Refused to race, took no part, in a race won by Little Stampy (9-6) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65, 8 ran.
Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away and always rear, pushed along and no impression 3f out, no extra, 5th of 6, 33l behind An Fear Ciuin (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-75 gd.