Mannin Beach had a blip in form when running poorly at Listowel last month and is generally consistent enough to be a threat here. After two fine runs in May, John The Soldier started favourite for a similar race to this at Clonmel but disappointed behind Aughwilliam Lady. He can do better and will give a good account but this can go to WHAT AN ARTICLE, who is improving with every run and ran a cracking race behind Nodouraboura at Cork last time when just finding the three miles stretching his stamina.
Baresi (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) In touch on outer, 6th after 5 out, weakened from next, 11th of 18, 44l behind Brog An Ri (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Betteroffatnothin (USA) 50-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, 13th of 15, well behind Blackstairmountain (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo nhf gd in Jun '09.
Coolnaleen (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division best, 11th at 6th, no danger and kept on same pace from 4 out, 6th of 15, well behind Persian Gayle (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Indian Red (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, dropped to 6th approaching 5 out, soon weakened, completely tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Persian Gayle (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Jim Will Fix It (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, dropped to moderate 9th approaching 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Benefit Gale (10-11) at Tipperary 3m hdl gd, 16 ran.
John The Soldier (IRE) 13-8fav (11-1) Tracked leaders on inner, not fluent 2nd, improved to lead halfway, ridden and strongly pressed after 3 out, headed entering straight, 5th of 18, 11l behind Aughwilliam Lady (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Madura Bay (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Prominent, moderate 4th halfway, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 18, well behind Lizzie Bennett (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 5yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Mannin Beach (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Moderate 3rd, moderate 2nd and ridden after 4 out, kept on well from 2 out without threatening winner, 2nd of 17, 7l behind Regal D'estruval (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf.
Moon Dice (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, some late headway in straight, 10th of 29, 22l behind Where's The Dosh (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Personal Issue (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Rr, 10th 1/2 way, slow 9th, bhd from next till pu 4out, in a race won by On The Fringe (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp sft in Mar, 17 ran.
Ri Na Tire (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 38l behind Jowango (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd.
Talab 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear, ridden in 11th before 3 out, no impression, kept on one pace to moderate 9th last, 9th of 16, 15l behind Hamalka (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
We Are Where Weare (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Always behind, completely tailed off, 18th of 23, well behind Nodouraboura (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf.
What An Article (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 4th 4 out, ridden in 2nd 3 out, disputed lead briefly next, soon no extra, 5th of 23, 11l behind Nodouraboura (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf.
Dromrua Lass (IRE) Beneficial mare out of Ancestral Voices.
Blue Dynasty (USA) 13-2 (10-12) Ridden in rear before 4th, tailed off when pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Zepnove (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf in Sep, 10 ran.
Raggletagglegypsy (IRE) Almutwakel gelding out of Mafaatin.
Viaduct Bud (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Prominent, 4th on inner halfway, 3rd 5f out, no extra in 6th early straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 27l behind Steps To Freedom (11-0) at Tipperary 2m 4yo nhf gf in Jun.
Baltic Wells (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th and no extra 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 25l behind Jerry's Agent (11-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl gf.
Regal Ambition (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 5f out, 4th and no impression straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 18l behind The Real Article (11-9) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jun.
Danro (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 18, 47l behind Mediolanum (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in May.