Hurricane Season was only beaten a nose at Roscommon last time but steps up in trip. Skimming Stone's second at Limerick a fortnight ago looks stronger form though she, too, is attempting to go one better over a longer distance. MAGICAL MOON was still in contention when falling over hurdles last time but his earlier second over today's trip at Tramore is more pertinent and Michael Hourigan's charge gets the nod. Adatara has bits of form that could see her figure and Viva Diva could also get involved if back to her best.
Viva Diva 10-1 (10-0) Chased leaders on outer in 5th, ridden entering straight and no extra from 2f out, weakened, 10th of 11, 17l behind Whatever It Takes (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Crystal Earth (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, no impression and kept on from under 2f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Dabadiyan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Magical Moon 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 6th 5f out, ridden and progress into 2nd 3f out, close 2nd 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Invincible Don (9-0) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 fm in Jun.
Adatara (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, 4th entering straight and soon ridden, no impression on winner from well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 5l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Ainm Spartacus (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Soon mid-division, no impression 2f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 15, 10l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Gooey (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Always towards rear, ridden approaching straight and no threat from 2f out, 10th of 12, 21l behind Cyclone (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gs in Jun.
Hurricane Season 6-1fav (8-11) Waited with, 9th from 5f out, pushed along from 4f out, closed from over 2f out, challenged in 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 14, ns behind Air Chief (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Save My Blushes 11-2 (8-12) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure from 4f out, 13th of 18, 23l behind Ballochroy (9-13) at Clonmel 2m hcp 47-65 gd in Apr '11.
Whisky Galore 11-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 4f out, moderate 6th 2f out, no impression, 5th of 11, 25l behind Mutiska (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in May.
Athassel 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 15, 9l behind House Limit (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Back In Black (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division early, mid-division in 9th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 17, 17l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) In rear, no impression from 4f out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 6l behind Celestial Prospect (9-7) at Wexford 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Midsomer Mist (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 12th of 17, 17l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Sabaidee (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) Soon chased leaders, pushed along in 8th from 3f out, dropped to 9th 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 10l behind Head Waiter (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 sft in Apr.
Slew Charm (FR) 25-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and some headway into 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 5l behind Blue Cannon (7-13) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp in Sep.
Skimming Stone (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Rear of mid-division on inner, 10th halfway, ridden early straight and headway between horses to go 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure into 2nd final 100 yards without threatening winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Ocean Bright (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, moderate 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 18l behind Air Chief (9-13) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Montagnard (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 10l behind Air Chief (9-13) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Clonsilla Fath (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 4f out, 6th 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 15th of 17, 21l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.