Daigreen is a consistent type but this will be his first try over this trip and he looked to be in the handicapper's grip at Galway last time. Summer Knight has been placed over 1m2f but also does most of his racing over shorter distances while Salacious Sally and Roja Dove would probably prefer a more searching test of stamina. POSITIVE VIBES made all and found plenty when challenged by November Power at Clonmel earlier this month, eventually winning by more than four lengths. Arthur Moore's charge will probably be going hurdling soon but can take this en route while still a step ahead of the handicapper.
Daigreen (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) In touch, 6th halfway, progress 2 1/2f out, 3rd 2f out, moderate 2nd and no impression straight, 2nd of 15, 7l behind Cairdiuil (9-4) at Galway 1m stks hvy.
Indurain (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, 12th early straight, 7th and kept on from over 1f out, 7th of 20, 10l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks.
Reina De Luz (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Soon in rear, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 8th of 10, 17l behind Twirl (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gs in Aug.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, kept on without threatening from 2 1/2f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Leyland (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp hvy.
Summer Knight (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon chased leaders, 7th from 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 4th of 12, 8l behind Measured Approval (9-4) at Roscommon 7f hcp.
Positive Vibes 11-2 (9-6) Soon led, clear of remainder with 2nd from halfway, soon joined, in front again over 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure to assert inside final furlong, won at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd beating November Power (9-10) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Ariahey (USA) 11-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, struggling from under 6f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 6th of 10, 26l behind Hartside (9-4) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy in Aug.
Roja Dove (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th behind horses 2f out, stayed on to dispute over 1f out, headed under 1f out, kept on in 3rd final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65.
Flower Bouquet (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and dropped to 6th 2f out, no extra, 10th of 17, 15l behind Money Spider (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in Aug.
November Power (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Close up, clear of remainder with winner from halfway, soon on terms, headed over 1 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Positive Vibes (9-6) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd.
Wot A Shot (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway, moderate 4th into straight, one pace, 4th of 15, 10l behind Cairdiuil (9-4) at Galway 1m stks hvy.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Soon led, wide into straight and joined, continued towards outer and headed over 1f out, rallied, kept on, not getting there closing stages, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Bobskier (9-7) at Clonmel 1m 2f clm stks gd.
Bubblesforbarbara (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, no extra from before straight, 8th of 9, 33l behind Shifting (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll stks gs in Aug.
Billee (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th 6f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 21l behind Spider Zagato (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Aug.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Close 2nd, led under 3f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 2f out, weakened straight, 4th of 8, 17l behind Daigreen (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy in Aug.
Athlumney Lass (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, dropped to moderate 3rd approaching 6f out, struggling to get there from before straight, kept on to close but never going to trouble 1st 2 final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Wrekin Rock (9-4) at Curragh 1m 2f App hcp sft in Aug.
Killourney Empress (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Waited with, moderate 7th approaching straight, ridden in moderate 5th under 2f out, no impression under pressure in 6th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6l behind Positive Vibes (9-6) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd.
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, led and disputed halfway, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 9l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65.
Fibril (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden from 3f out, no extra early straight, 5th of 8, 28l behind Daigreen (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy in Aug.