A very moderate handicap but it's just possible that POSITIVE EVENT can bounce back and takes this despite being ridden by an inexperienced pilot, who was on board when Jim Bolger's charge showed good pace for much of the way behind Chaparro here last time. That was his first start since May and he was in very good form at this time last year. Blaze Trailer is much better known as a hurdler/chaser these days and hasn't been in the best of form but Red Jim appeared to show some improvement at Ballinrobe in August and can get involved. Loughderg Princess had produced virtually nothing before a fair run at Killarney and it wouldn't take much more improvement for her to take a hand in this finish.
Redera (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division on outer, weakened straight, 13th of 15, 23l behind Quench The Flame (9-3) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp 50-80 gf in Aug.
Shutruk Nahhunte (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, raced wide, progress into moderate 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 12, 23l behind Foxillian (9-4) at Roscommon 7f stks gf in Sep.
Jacks Law (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear, no impression straight, 7th of 13, 11l behind College Scholar (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp 50-75 gf in Jul.
Positive Event (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Soon 2nd, ridden and lost place entering straight, no extra when eased final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Chaparro (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
My Chum (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 10th of 16, 13l behind Beauthea (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp 50-80 gf in Aug.
Swan Lodge (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 18l behind Quest For Gold (9-0) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Aug.
Cinderella Story (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up, no impression straight, 11th of 18, 19l behind Kokoro (9-7) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Night Glimmer (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 12th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 6l behind Denny Crane (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Valentino Tango (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) In rear and took keen hold early, no impression from 3f out, last of 8, 17l behind Summerlea (9-9) at Killarney 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in May '09.
Blaze Trailer (IRE) 11-2fav (8-10) Mid-division, headway into 8th after halfway, went 3rd entering straight, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, in a race won by Nans Best (9-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp 47-60 gd in May, 18 ran.
Midnight Manhattan (USA) 16-1 (8-7) Held up, 8th and some progress approaching straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 14, 6l behind Chaparro (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Red Jim (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Rear of mid-division, closer in 7th over 3f out, kept on same pace in 5th from over 1f out, 5th of 16, 3l behind Golden Nugget (9-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Loughderg Princess (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th into straight, soon ridden, 3rd under 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Waydownsouth (8-11) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Aug.
Watson's Fancy (USA) 33-1 (7-11) In rear, no impression from 3f out, 9th of 17, 10l behind Book Of Numbers (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Apr.
Dalkeith 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, driven along over 2f out, soon no extra, weakened, 11th of 18, 9l behind Waydownsouth (9-11) at Fairyhouse 1m 1f 3yo app hcp 0-70 sft in Sep.
Sports Casual 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th and ridden 4f out, 3rd early straight, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Chaparro (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Blackriver Boy 50-1 (9-9) Led and disputed on inner, 3rd 5f out, no extra under pressure from over 3f out, dropped to 5th approaching straight, 5th of 6, 41l behind Westlake (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f stks gs in Aug '07.