RUMMAGING was in cracking form around here at this time a year ago and though a short-priced beaten favourite here a couple of weeks ago he found 6f just on the short side and can regain losses over tonight's trip. Toccata Blue has been in very good form all year and is a credit to connections. He scored here in January and two further successes emphasise his consistency so it will be a surprise if he's not in the mix. Queen Of The Sand has to be a major threat as she landed a very tough fillies' handicap here last month and is surprisingly only 3lb higher. Knights Templar has been in good form on fast ground during the summer and arrives here on a 7lb lower mark than on Turf so is another to consider.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th before straight, 6th and no impression 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Seanie (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Six of Hearts 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 4th before straight, no impression under pressure in 5th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 10, 6l behind Seanie (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Almanack 20-1 (9-3) Soon towards rear, ridden entering straight, no impression, 8th of 10, 6l behind English Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden on outer in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 7f pol in Oct beating Sassaway (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Zalty (9-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 60-95 pol in Oct.
Rummaging (IRE) 7-4fav (8-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on well final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 1l behind English Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Knights Templar (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Soon mid-division, raced on outer straight, no impression under pressure in 8th over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Beacon Lodge (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 in Oct.
Cottrell 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2 1/2f out, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, no extra final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Truly Delightful (9-0) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Pierre D'or (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division and pushed along in 8th halfway, ridden and no extra over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 7l behind Greek Canyon (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Oct.