Toufan Express had no problem landing a claimer on the sand at Laytown on Tuesday and though carrying a huge weight it will be a surprise if he's not concerned in the finish. Stoichkhov won a handicap here in March and hasn't been beaten far in his two latest starts on the track and Khelino, another with a track and trip success to her credit, is well enough treated to make a bold bid to gain a second victory on the course. CONFIDENT CUB hasn't exactly made progress since scoring at Naas in April but the assessor is slowly releasing his grip and Jim Bolger's charge looks good enough for this moderate handicap.
Toufan Express 5-1 (10-0) Settled towards rear, good headway on near side to lead 2 1/2f out, ridden to assert over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong and kept on well, won at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65 beating Like Magic (10-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Red Laser (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Maudlin Magdalen (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Equation Of Time 25-1 (9-13) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 13th of 16, 15l behind How Splendid (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp in Aug.
Confident Cub (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 13th of 16, 20l behind Ned's Indian (8-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Pim Street (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Bonanza Creek (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Hilary (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Honour And Obey (9-0) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll mdn stks in Sep '12.
Khelino (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Towards rear, still travelling well and switched to outer from 2f out, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Ned's Indian (9-5) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Moscow Treat (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Settled in rear, ridden and came wide into straight, some headway into 9th over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Sweet Annathea (9-4) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Maudlin Magdalen (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Maudlin Magdalen (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th early, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 14, 13l behind Roja Dove (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Bangalore Prince (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Pecked a little leaving stalls and soon reminders, never better than mid-division, 9th of 11, 14l behind Summer Isles (8-9) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Irish Kitten (USA) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 4th over 2f out, no extra into straight, eased when beaten, found to be blowing hard post race, last of 12, 32l behind Vasoni (10-0) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Orion's Might (IRE) 11-2fav (8-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, soon ridden and weakened, last of 16, 42l behind General Bunching (9-1) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.