Sligo second Fastidious has won on the Polytrack so should handle this quicker surface. Limerick winner Earth Drummer is unexposed but doesn't look particularly well treated while the three-year-old Lady Ultra is 12lb higher than for her last win. Toccata Blue was running well on the all-weather off similar marks at the end of last year but needs to improve on a recent run at Naas. HI EMPEROR was a bit disappointing on a yielding surface at Naas last month but recouped losses on quicker ground at Fairyhouse 11 days ago and can go close again with a repeat effort.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders early, ridden in 6th halfway, no extra over 2f out, last of 10, 15l behind Banna Boirche (9-9) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gd in Jun '13.
Earth Drummer (IRE) 5-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, progress between horses 1f out and ridden to lead 150 yards out, kept on well, won at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf beating Zaindera (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
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.
Six of Hearts 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, some progress in 7th 1f out, kept on inisde final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Shipyard (9-3) at Navan 6f hcp 60-95 gf.
Hi Emperor (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Held up, took keen hold, 6th before straight, soon pushed along, improved to lead over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-80 gf beating City Of Culture (9-5) by 4l, 10 ran.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out and kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 6l behind Machete Mark (9-7) at Naas 7f hcp.
Surreal (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed and led halfway, joined under 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Talitha Kum (9-10) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 gd.
Lady Ultra (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Soon led, pressed from 2f out, soon joined, headed and kept on without matching winner from under 1f out, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Pearl Earing (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f 3yo stk in May.
Glassatura (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Raced in rear, ridden under 3f out, no impression from over 1f out and kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Due Diligence (9-3) at Naas 6f 3yo lst stk (1).
In Salutem 14-1 (8-8) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along in 8th halfway, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Shipyard (9-3) at Navan 6f hcp 60-95 gf.