Killourney Empress has never raced on fast ground in her 16-run career and her three victories have come with plenty of give so she'll need some rain. Lilly The Lioness has gone up 10lb for her first ever victory on her 29th start at Tipperary but that's no surprise as she won by 7l over that 1m4f trip. The maiden Byron Beauty has been going quite well and should do better over this trip after failing to stay 1m6f last time though she was earlier just behind Hangar Five at Fairyhouse and there's no reason for a reversal of that form. RIDESTAN reverts to the Flat after a very easy victory over timber at Clonmel and a mark of 55 is probably nowhere near his ability so he should complete the double.
Amazing Star (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Reluctant to race and very slowly away, soon in touch and pulled way into 4th before halfway, dropped towards rear and pushed along entering straight, no extra, 12th of 13, 29l behind Bobskier (10-0) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Killourney Empress (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 7th before straight, no impression from 2f out, moderate 5th and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 8l behind Irish Reel (8-7) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 in Jun.
Plastiki 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders at ordinary pace, no extra from 2f out, 15th of 17, 33l behind Tin Town Boy (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft in Aug.
Bog War (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, ridden and led 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Pivot Bridge (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Always prominent, 2nd travelling smoothly before straight, led under 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun beating Dancingwithangels (10-0) by 7l, 15 ran.
It's Freezing (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, weakened 3f out, 11th of 12, 35l behind Stephen Hero (8-6) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd in Sep.
Ridestan (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Jumped awkwardly and slowly into stride, always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Boqa (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Aussie Guest (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 8th 2f out, dropped to 10th 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 12th of 16, 21l behind Lake George (9-7) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Byron Beauty (IRE) 15-8fav (8-3) Towards rear early, progress after 5f, 6th halfway, 2nd 6f out, challenged 2 1/2f out, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd and no extra close home, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Ariahey (8-5) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd.
Trans City (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden towards rear 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 16l behind Badger Daly (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 gf.
Hangar Five (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Soon mid-division, ridden to chase leaders from over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong where edged right, not get to winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Teochrios (9-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Athassel 16-1 (8-11) Soon mid-division, 8th early, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 7th of 14, 10l behind All About Alfie (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
High Hill Beauty (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) In rear and niggled along, 8th halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden 1f out and stayed on for 6th, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Beau Satchel (9-8) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Ionisphere 14-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 11th of 15, 17l behind Crystal Earth (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Aug.
Tale Of Fame (ITY) 66-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, no extra 3f out, 11th of 14, 15l behind Faranadooney (8-9) at Dundalk 2m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Duke of Dance (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Led, headed after 3f, 6th chased leader in 6th halfway, closer in 5th entering straight, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 13, 8l behind Bobskier (10-0) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Bogha Baisti (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 6th on outer from 3f out, ridden from under 2f out, no impression and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 11l behind Hazel Blue (8-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.