A vey tricky handicap for punters to fathom, especially as the in-form Morethanafeeling has been raised 8lb for her narrow victory at Fairyhouse. Mctaggart and Heroine Chic both ran quite well behind Bendzoldan at Down Royal and that winner has won again so the form looks decent. College Sam has been running poorly on Polytrack but reverted to Turf at Listowel and ran her best race to date from today's mark so she can go well but ARAGORN ICON looks the one to be on. He's been running consistently on Polytrack but it's his form at this time a year ago on Turf that points to his chances as he completed a double with a victory at Killarney and returns on a 2lb lower mark.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, no impression from 2f out, last of 16, 16l behind Smoky Cloud (9-7) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Aragorn Icon (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, much closer 3f out and 3rd entering straight, headway to lead briefly well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind No Trimmings (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 hvy.
Big Bad Billy Bob (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 18, 15l behind Man Of Erin (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gf.
Morethanafeeling (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, headway in 11th entering straight, 4th 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on final furlong, all out close home, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf beating The Fox Tully (9-1) by hd, 18 ran.
Marcus Attilius (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, ridden into 7th entering straight, close 3rd 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 14th of 18, 36l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Mctaggart (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th over 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Bendzoldan (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Heroine Chic (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders on rail, 6th halfway, 5th 2f out, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Bendzoldan (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Pussyfooting (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Never a factor, 22nd of 27, 23l behind Ultra Cool (9-7) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-75 in Oct '10.
Killdunne (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Prominent, 5th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 14, 11l behind Ri An Domhnaigh (9-7) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn stks gd in Mar.
Shaq (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, no impression and kept on without threatening under pressure from over 2f out, 7th of 13, 10l behind Mellow Manner (8-6) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gs in May.
Amhrann Ellen (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, weakened from 5f out, last of 15, 30l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
College Sam (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Waited with, good progress from before straight, 3rd 1 1/2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Naked Cowboy (9-5) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-65 gf.
Grainne Whale (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 14th of 18, 17l behind Xsquared (8-10) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Loveisthedrug (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 1f out, no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind East Of Tara (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Mooretown Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 13th of 18, 15l behind Xsquared (8-10) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 9l behind Bendzoldan (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 25l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct '10.
Loughderg Princess (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led, strongly pressed early straight and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Beart (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Lost considerable ground at start and trailing, never involved and always behind, 11th of 17, 27l behind Legendary Times (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gs in May.