Modern Romance was an impressive winner on heavy going over 7f at Roscommon in September so it was a surprise to find her racing over 1m5f on fast ground on her reappearance. She finished last of five that day and a return to a more suitable trip on easier ground must be to her benefit. Kedleston shot up the weights after completing a Polytrack double but returned to form when just failing to hold the late thrust of stablemate Croi An Or at Killarney and can run from the same mark here. Forgiving Light was conceding 6lb to STOCKTONS WING when just over two lengths behind at Listowel but failed to take advantage of better terms when beaten by that rival at Navan subsequently. There's no doubt he's very well handicapped here but the winner has made much better progress and can complete a hat-trick. The maiden Money Spider is dropping back in trip and looks on a reasonable mark so should get into the mix.
Modern Romance (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Settled in rear, 4th halfway, closer entering straight, soon no extra and weakened final furlong, last of 5, 13l behind Hartani (9-3) at Tipperary 1m 4f 3yo stk gf in May.
Kedleston (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Attempted to make all, pushed along under 3f out, joined from 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 6, ns behind Croi An Or (9-12) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp 60-90 gs in May.
Stocktons Wing (IRE) 7-4fav (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, led last 100 yards, all out, won at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 sft in Jun beating Sure Reef (9-10) by shd, 16 ran.
Money Spider (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Rear of mid-division, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden into 4rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Kashmir Peak (9-11) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in May.
Summer Knight (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Soon tracked leaders, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Winning Impact (9-12) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 sft.
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.
Highwater Express (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, no extra from over 1f out, last of 12, 20l behind Kateeva (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
You Got Heart (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, late headway into 9th 1f out, ridden and no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 8l behind Man Of Erin (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gf in Jun.
Forgiving Light 9-2 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden entering straight and some headway into 5th under 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind One Fine Day (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Elegant Sisi (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Soon raced in 4th, closer order approaching 2f out, 4th again 1 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 5l behind Allusive Power (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll mdn stks sft in Jun.