GREANTA had shown virtually nothing before stepping up to this trip on soft ground at Cork last week but she had little difficulty landing that nursery and a 7lb rise shouldn't prevent a quick follow-up. Hannah's Magic was beaten just over three lengths in fourth and, with an 8lb pull, should get closer but The Panhandler ran moderately at the same meeting. Greeneyed Monster scrambled home on fast ground at Killarney in June and it remains to be seen how he acts on this surface but Focussed looks a threat as he'll love the ground and ran very well behind the useful Hidden Oasis at Naas on Sunday. Ubiquitous Mantle has also to be considered though her only success came on fast ground.
Greeneyed Monster (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden into close 3rd 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, narrowly led last 100 yards, all out, won at Killarney 1m 2yo aut gf in Jul beating Bluebell (9-2) by shd, 10 ran.
Focussed (IRE) 14-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, headway to challenge under 2f out and disputed 1f out, headed under pressure 100 yards out and kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Hidden Oasis (9-8) at Naas 7f 2yo hcp sft.
The Panhandler (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Settled mid-division, pushed along into 5th 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Go For Goal (9-5) at Cork 7f 2yo mdn.
Ubiquitous Mantle (IRE) 10-3fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th on inner 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Ruler Of France (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo hcp gf in Sep.
Good Strike (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Disputed briefly early, soon chased leaders, ridden in 6th halfway, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 24l behind Shining Emerald (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Hannah's Magic (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders and keen hold, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Greanta (8-6) at Cork 1m 2yo hcp.
Greanta (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and headway 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Cork 1m 2yo hcp beating Crafty Codger (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.