A tight looking handicap but Ronan Whelen's claim may just swing things the way of STONES PEAK. Pat Martin's mare loves testing ground as she proved at Navan last week where she beat a big field in convincing fashion. Red Sea Poll, who finished third, is entitled to get closer on these terms and looks the main threat. Mrs Batt will probably attempt to make all but she appears better over further and though well enough treated with her rider's claim taken into account she doesn't win often. Topadee appeared to need every yard of Limerick's 7f last month and has never raced over a trip this short.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Chased leaders early, pushed along in 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 10l behind Faleena (8-6) at Bellewstown 5f 3yo hcp hvy.
Nanotech (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division when stumbled and unseated rider after 1f, in a race won by Little Arrows (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 gs, 11 ran.
Topadee (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Waited with, 10th over 4f out, good progress on outer to challenge from 2f out, soon ridden and on terms, in front over 1f out, pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, all out to hold on at the line, won at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun beating The Hamptons (9-0) by hd, 14 ran.
Stones Peak (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Prominent on far side, smooth headway to lead 2f out, clear entering final furlong, kept on under pressure, won at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 hvy beating Ningaloo Reef (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 20 ran.
Keep Swinging (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division and keen hold, headway into 10th 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 17, 10l behind Hi Emperor (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Jun.
Love Nest 25-1 (9-4) Well off pace in mid-division, ridden into 9th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind He's Got Rhythm (9-4) at Dundalk 7f clm stks pol.
Missile Command (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Held up, 11th under pressure 1 1/2f out, stayed on, 5th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Stones Peak (9-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 hvy.
Mrs Batt (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Soon led, strongly pressed and headed under 2f out, dropped to 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Theyturnedmedown (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft.
Red Sea Poll (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on stand's side, headway into 5th under 1 1/2f out, moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 20, 2 1/4l behind Stones Peak (9-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 hvy.