A low-grade handicap in which WELLMARKED looks well enough treated to gain just his second victory on Turf though prospective punters should be aware that he was engaged at Roscommon last night. He's been in find form recently following a third to the in-form Bubbly Bellini at Limerick with a narrow defeat by Ningaloo Reef at Naas and, as he's just 1lb higher, should get back on the winning trail. Jumbo Steps has dropped to a lowly mark and his close second to Balladiene at Gowran suggests he's ready to lose his maiden tag while California Rose is progressing fast and was leading at this trip when beating today's rival Massimo Donny narrowly over a mile at Bellewstown. Irish Reel can't go much lower in the weights and loves testing ground so if Wellmarked doesn't take his place in the line-up she looks the one to benefit.
Aragorn Icon (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Waited with, 12th before halfway, headway from 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Mctaggart (9-6) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Balladiene (9-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 hvy.
Where's Danny (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 8l behind Chois The Idea (9-10) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp sft in Jun.
Wellmarked (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along in 7th halfway, steady headway and driven along in 3rd over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Ningaloo Reef (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders in 5th on inner, ridden in 4th early straight, no impression from 1f out and kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Little Arrows (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 gs.
Irish Reel (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led 3f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, held when hampered close home, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Happy Anniversary (9-11) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 hvy.
Parc Aux Boules 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 7th of 10, 16l behind Happy Anniversary (9-11) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 hvy.
Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, some headway into 6th under 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Ningaloo Reef (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 25l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct '10.
Machine Gun Monkey (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind July Revolution (8-10) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp sft in Jun.
California Rose 5-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway in 6th 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, pressed closing stages, won at Bellewstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 hvy beating Massimo Donny (8-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
Burnell (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 19, 6l behind Our Conor (9-3) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 in Jun.
Massimo Donny 14-1 (8-5) Soon led, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, disputed 2nd inside final furlong, kept on again closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1l behind California Rose (8-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 hvy.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway into 7th 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 12l behind Stocktons Wing (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.