Several of these enter the fray in good spirits none more than Jumbo Steps, who didn't lose his maiden tag until his 24th start then completed a double. He's shot up the weights and may do better when reverting to the all-weather where he's 13lb lower. His trainer, Johnny Levins, has acquired DASHWOOD from Anthony Carson and a chance is taken that a change of surroundings will work the oracle as he's been beaten a couple of times since scoring at Chepstow. He's on a very fair mark here and Ross Coakley's claim is a major bonus. Tsar Paul was well behind Jumbo Steps at Fairyhouse but returned to form on faster going at Down Royal where he had Valley Queen a length behind and would be a threat if the ground dries out. Like Magic and Ningaloo Reef continue to look a few pounds high and Sophies Echo, who ran twice at Galway last week, is 13lb higher than her last success.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, kept on into 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 6l behind Footprint (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Yellow Rosebud (9-11) at Galway 7f fll lst stks (1) hvy.
Landsdowne (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, last of 14, 26l behind Capitol Hill (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 hvy.
Dashwood 6-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 5l behind Creek Falcon (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Equation Of Time 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders and keen hold, 4th halfway, 6th and niggled along 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 9l behind He's Got Rhythm (8-12) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gf in Jul.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Soon chased leaders in 3rd, closed and challenged 1 1/2f out, on terms 1f out, gained narrow lead and stayed on well closing stages, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-70 gf in Jul beating Mordanmijobsworth (9-10) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Red Laser (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened quickly, last of 11, 18l behind Captain Cullen (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 gf in Jul.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride and in rear, 11th and patiently ridden 2f out, soon ridden, went 5th 1f out, stayed on well between horses final furlong to lead close home, won at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul beating Valley Queen (9-5) by 1l, 14 ran.
Like Magic (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, no impression winner 1f out, lost 2nd closing stages and 4th close home, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Jumbo Steps (8-13) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-70 gs in Jun.
Little Arrows (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along and came wide into straight in 7th, 6th and no extra final furlong, 6th of 8, 12l behind Castle Guest (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Jul.
Land A Blow (FR) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 6l behind Overland Express (9-12) at Down Royal 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Valley Queen 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on well on outer final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Tsar Paul (9-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Elusive Joe (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind She's Not Simple (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Jul.
Jembatt (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th into straight, soon no extra, 8th of 14, 9l behind Capitol Hill (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 hvy.
How Splendid (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 6l behind Target Acquired (9-8) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Teochrios (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Rear of mid-division on outer and took keen hold early, some headway early straight to go 6th 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Mordanmijobsworth (9-4) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Jun.
Erins Gal (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and 7th halfway, ridden and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 9l behind Sophies Echo (9-5) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.