Above The Law signalled a return to form at Navan earlier this month when runner-up to Pixie Spirit and came out the following day to score at Dundalk. He's now on his highest ever mark but his rider can claim his full allowance and a bold bid is expected. Doonard Prince shot up 8lb for his victory here in April but he's continued to run well and has to be a threat to all. Chillie Billie is running well but he's 12lb higher than his only victory to date so the vote goes to LA CANAADA. She generally sets a strong gallop and doesn't always find a great deal but she's gone well on her two latest starts and, as she can't go much lower in the weights, she can take this tricky handicap. Lady Ranger and Almadaa are others to consider while Joseph O'Brien's presence on Jembatt is interesting.
Above The Law (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) 2nd early before improving to lead over 3f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 5f hcp pol beating Strategic Heights (9-7) by 2l, 9 ran.
Lager Time (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd early, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, checked under 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Kernoff (9-12) at Curragh 5f hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Almadaa 9-1 (9-12) Chased leaders early and 6th 3f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Above The Law (8-1) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol.
Doonard Prince (IRE) 13-2 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 8th 2f out, 5th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1/2l behind Have A Nice Day (8-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Regal Power 16-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 5l behind Have A Nice Day (8-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Jembatt (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression when short of room inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 3l behind Pixie Spirit (9-4) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-70 fm.
Chillie Billie 10-1 (9-6) Promient, chased leader, progress to lead briefly 2f out, under pressure and no impression on winner inside final furlong, no extra final 50 yards, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Oor Jock (9-8) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
Katie Hall (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden from over 2f out and no impression from over 1f out, 11th of 13, 8l behind Fix It (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.
Lady Ranger 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, went 2nd over 1f out, soon no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Kano's Ghirl (8-7) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 fm.
Russian Roulette (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Awkward leaving stalls, towards rear, last 3f out, soon no impression, no extra and eased closing stages, last of 13, 13l behind Eljowzah (9-2) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Copper Dock (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, soon 4th, 5th 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, one pace, 10th of 12, 9l behind Ucanchoose (9-11) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd.
Kimbay (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, never a factor, 10th of 11, 7l behind Gallena (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
La Canaada (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Prominent, 2nd halfway, under pressure 1f out and no impression in 3rd final 150 yards, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Pixie Spirit (9-4) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-70 fm.
Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 20-1 (7-11) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, ridden over 2f out and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Fix It (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.
Si Seulement (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 4th 3f out, ridden and no extra from 2f out, weakened, last of 8, 20l behind Stay De Night (9-5) at Limerick 1m mdn stks gd in Jun.