A very low grade handicap in which the topweight Massabini has yet to win in 22 starts. Colla Pier will be fancied after her hard-fought victory over Dragon Fei here last month and though that was over a shorter trip she shouldn't have any real problems staying the extra. Harmonie ran easily her best race to date at Listowel earlier this month though she's taking a big leap in trip from a mile. BLUE RIDGE LANE was in good form a year ago from higher marks than he races off today. The assessor has given him a chance and he's taken to get back on track. Armed Guard rarely runs away from Dundalk these days and has yet to reach a place in five attempts on Turf.
Colla Pier (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Uneasy in stalls, dwelt, held up, 14th before straight, switched left under 2f out, improved to challenge in close 4th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f app hcp 47-65 in May beating Dragon Fei (9-7) by shd, 18 ran.
Sabinillas (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 4th before straight, lost place and no impression from over 1f out, 11th of 18, 10l behind Colla Pier (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f app hcp 47-65 in May.