This is marginally better than the first division and PRINCE OF FASHION arrives in good form. John Geoghegan's charge scored over 7f on fast ground at Down Royal in June and almost produced a shock when just touched off by Waydownsouth over 1m1f at Fairyhouse last time. Daryl Byrne's claim will be a big help and this won't take too much winning. Chaparro has done most of his racing on the Flat here and gained his first success when coming with a late rattle to catch Ionisphere last time. He's up 5lbs for that but if in the same mood is certain to be in the shake-up. Bernardo O'Higgins had one good run here last season but has shown nothing in two starts this year while Single Lady, who had shown a little ability at Wolverhampton for Stan Moore, may need more time in her new surroundings after a poor debut over a trip too far at Roscommon.
Karma 20-1 (9-2) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, 12th of 13, 24l behind Rock Medley (9-7) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp 60-90 in Sep.
Bernardo O'Higgins (USA) 25-1 (9-8) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 16, 11l behind Beauthea (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp 50-80 gf in Aug.
Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer from 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Waydownsouth (9-11) at Fairyhouse 1m 1f 3yo app hcp 0-70 sft in Sep.
Mazellie (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 9th of 16, 13l behind Gift From The Sea (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 4f fll mdn stks in Sep.
Sacred Sovereign (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Mid-division, 12th approaching halfway, no extra from under 5f out, last of 16, well behind City Line (8-11) at Sligo 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Chaparro (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Dwelt and held up in rear, switched to outer entering straight, headway when edged left under 1f out, ran on strongly to lead near finish, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Ionisphere (9-0) by hd, 14 ran.
Arbiter (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Always behind, ridden and no impression from halfway, 11th of 13, 16l behind Iron Major (9-5) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Solar Sail (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, no danger and kept on without threatening from over 3f out, 6th of 14, 27l behind Lough Ferrib (9-7) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gd in Sep.
Mister Mayfield (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Never a factor, 14th of 19, 27l behind Wade Giles (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gd in Jun.
Formal Bid (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) In rear, no impression from 3f out, kept on one paced on inner from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 15, 22l behind Mac Tiernan (8-6) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Sarayu (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no extra straight, 6th of 15, 5l behind Phantasy Rock (9-2) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Scolboakingofkings (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Mad Existence (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov '08.
Single Lady 40-1 (8-7) Prominent, 2nd to 4f out, weakened quickly before straight, 11th of 15, 32l behind Dibella (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 4f fll mdn stks gf in Sep.
Golden Monica (USA) 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, closer on outer from halfway, ridden when went right and bumped rival 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and kept on, 7th of 13, 8l behind Tahitian Pearl (9-10) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-60 gd in Sep.
Cape D'or (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Keen hold, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, last of 11, 47l behind Bright Horizon (8-10) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Brer Rabbit 33-1 (7-12) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in mid-division, struggling over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 33l behind McConnell (9-4) at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
View From The Top 7-1 (9-2) In touch, 6th halfway, 5th and ridden early straight, no impression when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Chaparro (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.