California Rose is going well at present but keeps creeping up the weights without winning and is 9lb higher than her last winning mark. Mr Snagsby has been gradually improving and gained a deserved success here last time, though that was on fast going and he hasn't performed as well when there has been some cut in the ground. Hoppsan ran poorly here in June and it was over 7f when she finished runner-up last time and though Waterloo Sunrise ran very well here recently he hardly ever wins. AMAZING STAR doesn't look an obvious choice but he's been dropping in the weights and a return to this softer surface could bring about some improvement so he can reward each-way backers at a fair price.
California Rose 9-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, 10th halfway, pushed along in 7th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Mezogiorno (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp gf in Jul.
Waterloo Sunrise (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leader in 3rd, 2nd 7f out, challenged leader 2 1/2f out, led narrowly under 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Castle Of Argh (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gf in Jul.
Al Fahidi (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 18, 8l behind Cairdiuil (9-9) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul.
Amazing Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ran free early, no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 9l behind Mezogiorno (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp gf in Jul.
Blackball (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th approaching straight and ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Street Party (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Nov.
Mr Snagsby (IRE) 6-4fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and led over 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul beating Landau (9-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hoppsan (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 9th halfway, wide into straight and some progress in 6th over 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Oor Jock (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Nedera 14-1 (9-2) Raced mainly in 3rd, ridden from 2f out and soon dropped to 5th, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace, last of 6, 7l behind Korbous (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app stks gf in Jul.
Jackie Ellis (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Close up, on terms before straight, headed 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 5l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf in Jun.
Caliso Bay (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 8th 3f out and soon ridden, no impression over 1f out and weakened, 10th of 13, 8l behind Fix It (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Jul.
Further Afield 33-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind The Big Cat (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul.
The Home Ruler (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden in 12th 2f out, some headway inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 5l behind Gun Shoot (9-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Love The Feeling (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 4th early straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 4l behind Mezogiorno (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp gf in Jul.
Dangerous Flower (USA) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, 9th of 11, 28l behind Angel Of Joy (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m mdn stks gf in Jul.
Pennys Angel (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 3f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Botanical Lady (8-8) at Galway 1m 3yo hcp 50-70 gd.