Pacific Heights ran a fine race behind Heavy Metal at Ascot last weekend and Brian Ellison wouldn't be bringing him here unless expected to go well though the stable's main hope is probably Baraweez. He ran well behind Vastonea here on Tuesday though that was over a mile and this could just prove on the short side. Jack's Revenge, who finished fifth, could never get in a blow but Hidden Oasis is one to keep an eye on as he was having his first start since November when a close fourth at Fairyhouse in June. Fastidious is going well and this is his optimum trip but this looks another for Dermot Weld. He won it last year with Northern Rocked, who Leigh Roche rides here, but Pat Smullen is on board SPARKLE FACTOR which is hardly surprising given that she was beaten less than 2l in a Killarney Listed contest last month, form that looks good enough for this.
Captain Joy (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Prominent, soon 2nd, pushed along under 3f out, on terms 2f out, soon led, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Giovanni Boldini (9-2) at Curragh 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 29, 3 1/2l behind Heavy Metal (8-9) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Hidden Oasis (IRE) 9-4 (9-4) Held up in rear and took keen hold, pushed along to close 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2l behind Slipper Orchid (9-9) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gf in Jun.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden in 11th entering straight, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 2l behind Vastonea (8-5) at Galway 1m hcp gd in Jul.
Zalty (FR) 8-1 (8-10) Towards rear, driven and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure towards far side inside final furlong, just failed for 3rd, 4th of 19, 2 1/2l behind Muthmir (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Baraweez (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 8th entering straight, headway into 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1l behind Vastonea (8-5) at Galway 1m hcp gd in Jul.
Fastidious 7-1 (9-13) Reared in stalls, led, ridden 2f out, headed under 1f out, slightly short of room close home, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Wexford Opera (10-1) at Sligo 6f hcp in May.
Sparkle Factor (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress in 3rd 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1 1/2f out, kept on under pressure, headed final 100 yards, no extra and dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Palace (9-0) at Killarney 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Northern Rocked (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Hasanour (8-12) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Shipyard (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th and edged left 1f out, kept on one pace, finished 5th, placed 6th, 5th of 16, 5l behind Sir Maximilian (9-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Glassatura (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Restless in stalls, towards rear, 7th 3f out, ridden over 2f out, progress on inner inside final furlong to 4th, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Toccata Blue (9-3) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in Jun.
Knights Templar (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Mid-division on outer, ridden entering straight, weakened, 13th of 16, 11l behind Surreal (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Oor Jock (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Bumped at start, soon mid-division, ridden in 8th entering straight, weakened, 12th of 16, 6l behind Surreal (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Have A Nice Day 9-2fav (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression 1f out, checked briefly inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Hi Emperor (9-6) at Curragh 7f hcp gf in Jul.