ZELIE MARTIN didn't show on her two opening runs on this track but has improved massively on Turf and hasn't been beaten far in her recent starts. She should have some improvement in her and looks well enough treated to get off the mark. General Bunching won a minor handicap at Naas and was by no means disgraced despite a 10lb rise on a return visit. He's won twice here in the past and must be on the short-list. Khelino didn't run too well at Tipperary last time but her earlier efforts would place her in the picture along with Cristy's Call, a winner here in November and looking on the way back to form last time.
Red Laser (IRE) 18-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 12th of 16, 13l behind How Splendid (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 6l behind How Splendid (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp.
General Bunching (USA) 7-1 (8-7) Held up early, 8th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Mona Brown (9-2) at Naas 1m Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+).
Blackthorn Stick (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 10th 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 19, 7l behind Doonard Prince (9-3) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65.
Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Settled in rear of mid-division and 11th halfway, never a factor, ridden and no impression under 2f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Liberty To Rock (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Zelie Martin (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight, no impression inside final furlong and dropped to 4th, 4th of 9, 2l behind Carenza (7-12) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, last of 5, 10l behind Strandfield Lady (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f stks 0-80 in Jul.
French Press (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inner, no extra and dropped to rear over 1f out, weakened, last of 8, 8l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Cork 6f app hcp 50-75.
Campestral Scene 5-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed approaching straight and soon no extra under pressure, moderate 6th over 1f out and eased when beaten final furlong, 8th of 11, 26l behind Woodsophiesmile (8-8) at Galway 1m 3yo hcp 50-70 hvy.
Khelino (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 14th of 16, 16l behind Mamma Rosa (9-5) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-65.
Polly Ella (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Always towards rear, behind entering straight, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Mona Brown (9-2) at Naas 1m Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+).
Stoichkhov (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden along entering straight and dropped to 6th over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 5l behind Gatamalata (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 7th into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 7l behind Target Acquired (10-5) at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-75 in Jul.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division and some headway into 6th entering straight, ridden in 3rd under 2f out, no impression under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Gatamalata (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.