PINK GODDESS has run five times here since August and finally got off the mark last month when battling to victory over The Gnathologist. She's been raised 6lb to her highest ever mark but should stil have the edge over Daytime Dreamer, who was 4l behind and only a couple of pounds better off. Whisky Galore is still a maiden after 27 career starts, 16 of them over hurdles. He makes a quick reappearance after a close second ay Sligo on Friday and his rider's claim gives him a chance. Flying Bella was beaten 15l when third at Ballinrobe but has still gone up in the weights while Formal Bid his held by Daytime Dreamer on their run here in June.
Formal Bid (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) In rear, never on terms with leaders, 7th of 14, 17l behind Urban Kode (10-5) at Perth 2m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Whisky Galore 5-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th after 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, kept on run-in, 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Urhavinalaugh (11-1) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 5-1fav (11-7) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, pushed along 3 out, ridden after 2 out, under pressure in 4th last, kept on same pace run-in, kept on again close home, just held for places, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Pink Goddess (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul.
Brabazon (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Led, headed 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Substitute (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug '11.
Flying Bella 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 8th after 2 out, stayed on into 4th last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 16l behind Bill The Yank (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Pink Goddess (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Made all, ridden and challenged approaching last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 in Jul beating The Gnathologist (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Invincible Don (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 17l behind Bulletproof (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Rassi Maguire (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Prominent, dropped to 7th 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 16, 38l behind Bank The Bucks (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Sobrando Lodge (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Led and disputed, headed and no extra approaching straight, 11th of 16, 19l behind Opera Music (10-13) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Lads Night Out (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 10th approaching halfway, no impression from after 4 out, 11th of 22, 34l behind The Great Shanghai (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Caracal 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind On My Own (11-5) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.
Flight Control (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Led and disputed, headed approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 6l behind Opera Music (10-13) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Gerbera (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3rd, 2nd halfway, weakened approaching 3 out, 12th of 14, well behind Bill The Yank (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Wheresmeneckstrap (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Very slowly away and always behind, 11th of 14, well behind Hu Ha Jo (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Worrel Creek (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Hu Ha Jo (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, hit 3 out, no extra flat, 6th of 19, 15l behind Union Saint (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Unique Style (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, no extra from next, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Miradane (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl sft in Jun.
Scavenger Lad (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Mid-division, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Caduceus (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gs in Apr, 20 ran.