Jappeli still looks well handicapped despite winning twice in recent weeks though both victories were on very heavy ground. The veteran Toufan Express is in good form and was finishing very strongly over 6f at Laytown last time so he should be in the mix. Angel Way was sent to Ffos Las to win her maiden but this is much tougher and PEPPARPOT is taken to gain his first success. He's not without his quirks and has refused to enter the stalls twice but was undoubtedly unfortunate at KIllarney last month where he was impeded at a crucial stage. Macnas has dropped to a lenient mark and should get competitive while Jumbo Steps would be worth watching in the betting if getting a run from his reserve spot as he ran very well in the race a year ago. The former Clive Brittain inmate Eljowzah caught the eye on her debut for new connections here a couple of weeks ago and makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark.
Trans City (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, driven along approaching straight and soon dropped to rear, no extra, 10th of 11, 23l behind Happy Anniversary (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 sft in Jul.
Core Element (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, went 2nd under 3f out, ridden 2f out and no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, ns behind Six Silver Lane (12-3) at Laytown 7f am hcp 50-80.
Toufan Express 6-1 (10-12) Slowly away and driven along in rear, headway from 2f out to go 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace but no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Topadee (10-10) at Laytown 6f hcp 50-70.
Ocean Drift (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no extra and weakened, 11th of 12, 8l behind Van Rooney (9-9) at Killarney 1m hcap.
Angel Way (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led and edged right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Ffos Las 6f mdn auc stks (6) sft beating Stir Trader (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Adam's Return (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Balladiene (9-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 hvy in Jul.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Fionnuar (9-0) at Curragh 7f fll mdn stks hvy in Jul.
Like Magic (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 17l behind Jembatt (9-5) at Curragh 7f hcp in Aug.
Pepparpot (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Loaded in stalls very early, tracked leaders on inner in 4th, dropped to rear over 1f out and soon switched right to get a clear run, stayed on well inside final furlong to go 2nd near line, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Benalex Park (8-13) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Aug.
The Ring Is King (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened, 7th of 9, 17l behind Jpevie (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn clm sft in Aug.
Dancingwithangels (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, never a factor, 10th of 13, 7l behind Exhortation (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in May.
Eljowzah (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 7l behind Arbitrageur (9-2) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gs.
Ferryview Place 12-1 (9-8) In rear, some progress entering straight, kept on one paced, 7th of 14, 11l behind Xsquared (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Macnas (USA) 11-1 (8-3) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out and edged right, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Happy Anniversary (9-3) at Killarney 1m hcp in Jul.
Samollie (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 8l behind Red Sea Poll (8-11) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gs.
Jappeli (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Soon mid-division, 7th into straight, went in pursuit of leaders 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, led near line, won at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp hvy beating Kanes Pass (9-11) by shd, 13 ran.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to press leader under 2f out, close 2nd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 3l behind Elusive Express (8-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65.
Red Sea Poll (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, soon led, strongly pressed closing stages, just held on, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gs beating Enough Is Enough (8-4) by ns, 16 ran.
Fabbiaano (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Prominent and led before halfway, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, kept on under pressure, no impression on winner from 1f out, no extra, 4th of 10, 7l behind Jeangeorges (10-3) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65.