SHALAMAN has been unfortunate not to have added to July's success at Leopardstown and though having run only once on Polytrack he is progressing enough to gain the second victory of his career. Manuka has yet to win a race in 13 starts but came very close at Tramore and with a strong gallop likely he'll be difficult to keep out of the frame. Lonan has a victory over a slightly shorter trip here to his credit and though disappointing when fancied at Leopardstown in June his overall form puts him right in the picture. Fairylike has plenty of weight but has been performing with credit at a higher level on Turf.
Fairylike (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, not much room and switched to outer from 2f out, ridden in 15th over 1f out, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 9l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gd.
Gretzky 7-1 (11-8) Short of room and hampered after a couple of furlongs, towards rear, not much room on inner from 2f out, soon no impression, 14th of 17, 14l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gd.
Prospectorous (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th halfway, ridden 4f out, no extra in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 11l behind Stephen Hero (8-6) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.
Something Graceful 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 5l behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp gf.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt and towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Jazz Girl (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug.
Shalaman (IRE) 3-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in 4th 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, narrow lead 1f out, kept on, headed closing stages, 2nd of 9, hd behind Jazz Girl (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug.
Kims Dream (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on inner, ridden 3f out, 8th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp gf.
Lonan (IRE) 2-1fav (9-8) Settled in mid-division and well off pace in 7th approaching straight, soon ridden and tried to make headway on outer entering straight, no impression in moderate 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Fionnuar (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Jun.
Manuka (IRE) 3-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, kept on well final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 8, ns behind Moveable Asset (9-7) at Tramore 1m 6f stks gd in Aug.
Bravely Fought (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 10th entering straight, soon ridden, went 2nd briefly under 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 14, 7l behind King Of Oriel (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gd.
At Boolavogue (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Prominent, a bit keen, no impression under pressure in 3rd and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 8l behind Eighteen Summers (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 gd.
Mistress Of Rome 11-2 (9-1) Led until over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Brockfield (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Carvelas (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Soon mid-division at modest pace, closer in 7th 4f out, ridden to challenge from 2f out, on terms over 1f out, not quite match winner and headed close home, 2nd of 14, hd behind Star Power (9-12) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Mid-division best, ridden towards rear 3f out, no impression, 14th of 16, 12l behind Valbucca (8-11) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 in May.
Phangio (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Sho Girl (9-0) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp hvy.
Sky High Diver (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, weakened, last of 14, well behind Hurricane Ridge (9-12) at Navan 1m 5f hcp in May.
Scarlet Prince 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 8th 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 6l behind Stephen Hero (8-6) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.