Jim Bolger puts a 10lb claimer on Something Graceful, whose best form including her only success has been on softer ground. That last remark also applies to the former Godolphin-trained Auden, though he's now dropped to a very winnable mark. BOBSKIER won a Tramore handicap by 9l at the beginning of last month and though subsequently beaten it was only two days later and over a shorter trip so she can bounce back and take this. Winning hurdler Toretto has run well enough on the Flat to be considered.
Fosters Cross (IRE) 11-1 (9-11) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 14, 5l behind Roe Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Dec.
Something Graceful 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 2nd 3f out, ridden to lead briefly 2f out, soon headed, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 12, 8l behind Dabadiyan (8-11) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Laughing Boy (IRE) 20-1 (11-13) Led or disputed lead, headed under 3f out, no extra from well over 1f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 12l behind Six Silver Lane (12-3) at Laytown 7f am hcp 50-80 in Sep.
Auden (USA) 10-1 (8-2) Pushed up to soon dispute lead, headed and lost place from 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 6, 13l behind Edith Cowan (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf.
Mind The Pennies (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Unruly before race and slow to load, waited with well off the pace, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 11th of 14, 23l behind Mourani (8-10) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks gf in Jun.
Toretto (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened 4f out, 12th of 13, well behind Rawnaq (9-1) at Navan 1m 5f app hcp 50-85 in Jun.
Prince Chaparral (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 11l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jun.
Bobskier (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Led, pressed and headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 5th early final furlong and no extra, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Love And Cherish (9-3) at Naas 1m 2f fll hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.