Both Calle Aneto and BLUE RIDGE LANE took advantage of a slide down the weights to score on their latest starts. But the former's win at Sligo was his first since 2009 and the latter makes more appeal. John McConnell's charge won last year's renewal when Fairy Court was well beaten and can come up trumps once again. Master Melody went close at Fairyhouse in between a couple of modest efforts while the lightly-raced Sixteen Again may prove better than we've seen thus far now handicapping for the first time.
Amazing Star (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, 8th before straight, no impression from 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 11l behind Hi Emperor (9-6) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-80 gf.
Bobskier (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 7l behind Money Spider (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp gf.
Saslong 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, weakend over 2f out, 16th of 17, 45l behind Talent Scout (8-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep '12.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride and pushed along in rear early, ridden and progress on outer straight, headway into 5th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near line, won at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf beating Armed Guard (9-6) by nk, 15 ran.
Master Melody (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up, soon in mid-division, 9th early, 8th before straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 13, 8l behind Irish Reel (8-7) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75.
Fairy Court (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leader off pace in 2nd, pushed along in 3rd approaching straight, weakened final 2f, 7th of 11, 21l behind Ballyadam Brook (9-2) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd.
Sixteen Again (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Led, pushed along 3f out, headed 2f out, under pressure and no extra final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Rayna (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f fll mdn stks gd in May.
Calle Aneto (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Dwelt, soon prominent, 4th 2f out, on terms into straight, led over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong to hold on at the finish, won at Sligo 1m 2f app hcp 47-65 gd beating Dancingwithangels (9-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Trans City (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold and soon disputed lead, 2nd before straight, on terms again 2f out, lost place and no extra 1f out, 14th of 18, 12l behind Colla Pier (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f app hcp 47-65 in May.
Duke of Dance (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up, 10th under 5f out, no impression under pressure straight, no extra from under 2f out, 13th of 15, 20l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf.
Mahrajaan (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, progress on outer from before straight, soon no impression, 13th of 18, 12l behind Colla Pier (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f app hcp 47-65 in May.
Cheer Rio (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and ridden in rear early, no impression from halfway, never a factor, 8th of 14, 18l behind Wexford Opera (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep.
Enough Is Enough (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Fly leapt leaving stalls and towards rear, never a factor, kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Danequest (9-1) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gf.