Art Scene, an easy winner over 7f at Tipperary, was due to run at Gowran last night with a favourite's chance so that result should be monitored as he would have obvious claims if taking his place in this line-up. Melanippe was also engaged at the meeting though she's looking high in the weights at present. Street Party has been running in slightly better company but has been struggling to make his mark and Stynes may have a better chance as though he was beaten nine lengths by Granny On Fire at Ballinrobe that was his first sign of form and the extra furlong will suit. HIGH HILL BEAUTY was a long way behind Melanippe at Tramore in June but did much better over a mile at Killarney a month later so, with Connor King's claim a real bonus, she's taken to gain her first success.
Street Party 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along and no extra under 2f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Castle Guest (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Jul.
Stynes (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear and 7th halfway, some headway on outer approaching straight and went moderate 2nd early final furlong, kept on one pace but no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Granny On Fire (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-70 gf in Aug.
Duke of Orange (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 16l behind The Black Jacobin (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Melanippe (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened from 5f out, 10th of 13, 37l behind Flight Ofthe Saker (9-7) at Sligo 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Art Scene (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Led and disputed, in front under 2f out, ridden clear 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp gd in Aug beating Reckless Lad (8-10) by 3l, 10 ran.
Runaiocht (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 13, 9l behind The Black Devil (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Daft Dave (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden 5f out, weakened, 5th of 6, 32l behind Lindenhurst (9-1) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gs in Aug.
High Hill Beauty (IRE) 7-1 (7-13) Soon chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led over 2f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Capitol Hill (9-10) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Authorative (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Hooded to load, led and clear at stages, reduced lead and headed before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 10l behind Stephen Hero (9-0) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo app hcp sft in Aug.