Beach Of Falesa didn't show much on her two opening runs but did better on heavy ground at Navan and isn't badly treated on her handicap debut though she was due to carry a big weight in the finale at Roscommon last night. MISS FORDE was making her handicap debut when runner-up to Strandfield Lady and surprisingly has been dropped 1lb for the effort. She can improve again and gets the nod though Brother Rabbit created a real shock when winning easily at Gowran last week, the first time he's raced on heavy ground, and a similar effort would see him in the shake-up. Sure Reef has been running well enough over a mile without quite getting there so today's extra quarter-mile looks in his favour.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 4f out, ridden 2f out, no impression leaders in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind King's Warrant (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Jun.
Miss Forde (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders on inner in 3rd, short of room entering straight and soon dropped to 4th, kept on into 2nd final furlong but no real impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Strandfield Lady (10-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, driven along 3f out and no extra in 6th from 1f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Jeremy's Girl (8-1) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Sure Reef (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, ridden along in 12th entering straight, headway under pressure to go 5th inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 19, 2 1/2l behind Our Conor (9-3) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 in Jun.
Athlumney Lass (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and lost place over 2f out, kept on one pace in 7th 1f out, 8th of 14, 5l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo clm stks pol in Nov.
Brother Rabbit (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division on inner, 11th 4f out, ridden and progress entering straight, 5th 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy beating Dayrina (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Rhiannon (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) In rear, some late headway from 2f out, 7th of 16, 3l behind Oh Happy Days (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 hvy in May.
Ancelotti (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Settled on inner, lost place and rear of mid-division approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, eased when beaten, 18th of 19, 27l behind Our Conor (9-3) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 in Jun.
Beloved Leader 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden in 10th entering straight, went 6th over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 15, 10l behind Brother Rabbit (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy.
Porterman (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 17, 21l behind Lough Ferrib (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Scarlett Papava (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th 4f out, soon ridden, swiched tail entering straight, weakened, 10th of 15, 27l behind Brother Rabbit (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy.