RED LASER had been showing potential before his comfortable success over tonight's rival The Reek here a month ago. He's been raised 8lb, which won't help, but there looks more to come and he can follow up. Al Mancilia scored at the same meeting and a 6lb rise is negated by the claim of the excellent Colin Keane so he can get competitive. Diamond Daze is generally consistent but still a maiden after 16 starts and though Stronger Than Me produced easily his best run when tackling this surface for the first time last month he could still be a few pounds high.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Waited with in 7th for much, travelling well from over 2f out, no real racing room from there home, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Mont Blanc (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 hvy.
Al Mancilia (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, led under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Elusive Express (8-10) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Stronger Than Me (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on in 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Creek Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Macnas (USA) 10-1 (8-8) Led early, prominent, lost place and no impression 1 1/2f out, last of 9, 9l behind Mont Blanc (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 hvy.
Whitethorne Scent 9-2 (9-11) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 10th of 14, 22l behind Bendzoldan (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Whispering Down (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some late headway in 10th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 5l behind Love Is The Key (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn stks hvy in Sep.
Flower Bouquet (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Prominent early, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 11l behind To The Sky (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Where's Danny (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden halfway, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 13, 11l behind Sidereus Nuncius (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks hvy.
Red Laser (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Disputed lead, led over 2f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating The Reek (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ran wide off bend after stands at halfway and briefly lost place, driven along and no extra in 4th 2f out, weakened, 5th of 13, 25l behind Face Value (9-9) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 sft.
The Reek 9-4fav (8-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 10th on outer 2f out, moderate 6th 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, never nearer, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Red Laser (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, disputed after 3f, ridden in close 2nd over 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 12l behind To The Sky (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Atiya (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Towards rear for most, no impression in 11th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Liberty To Rock (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep '11.
Option Be (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th 2f out, soon no extra, 13th of 15, 11l behind La Canaada (8-6) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Apache Gold (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Close 2nd, led approaching straight, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 15, 5l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Chased leaders on far side, 7th halfway, short of room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Jeangeorges (10-3) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65 in Sep.
Bangalore Prince (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Toufan Express (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.