STRANDFIELD LADY has had a fine season and her only moderate efforts have come when sent over 1m4f. She has climbed the weights as expected but is still reasonably treated and has the advantage of her regular partner, the excellent Daryl Byrne, claiming a valuable 7lbs allowance. Kardyle Hope is very consistent but doesn't win as often as she should and may be a few pounds high in the weights. After scoring over 1m4 and 1m3f, Quench The Flame found 1m6f much too far in the Amateur Derby at the Curragh and will be much better at today's trip while the booking of Johnny Murtagh for Gleaming Silver is a positive as Ger Lyons' charge has slipped to a fair mark nowadays. The three-year-old Dan Noir is also nicely treated and can get involved from his position at the bottom of the handicap.
Cruel Sea (USA) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 7th and ridden approaching straight, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Vivacious Vivienne (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll hcp gf in Sep.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 12-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th under 2f out, soon ridden and kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 7l behind Vivacious Vivienne (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll hcp gf in Sep.
Rassi Maguire (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, under pressure in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Endless Expanse (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp 50-85 gf in Aug.
Quench The Flame 10-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, 19th of 24, 25l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp in Sep.
Kardyls Hope (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Soon tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and lead over 1f out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Headford Lady (8-8) at Roscommon 7f hcp 50-85 in Sep.
Style Queen (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, weakened from 3f out, 13th of 16, 16l behind Hallie's Comet (9-13) at Listowel 1m fll hcp gd in Sep.
Coral Creek (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders on far side, 4th halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, eased when beaten final furlong, last of 8, 22l behind He's Got Rhythm (12-4) at Laytown 7f am hcp 50-80 in Sep.
Makhaaleb (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Northern Rocked (10-3) at Laytown 7f mdn stks in Sep.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, checked on inner after 1f, some headway entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Whisper Cool (7-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp pol in Sep.
Burning Sky 7-1 (9-8) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, 12th of 15, 18l behind Genesi (9-3) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 50-80 in Sep.
Casbah Rock (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) 9th of 16, 11l behind Emrani (9-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp 50-80 gd in Sep.
Daisy Buchanan (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, some headway entering straight, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 16, 8l behind Shareen (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f fll hcp 50-80 gd in Jun.
Gleaming Silver (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden in moderae 7th entering straight, kept on one paced from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind The Black Abbot (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 50-85 gf in Sep.
Balladiene (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd under 2f out, led under pressure over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Parc Aux Boules (9-5) at Roscommon 7f app hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Theother Haaf 12-1 (9-12) Led early, prominent, no extra from under 2f out, 14th of 15, 19l behind Parc Aux Boules (9-5) at Roscommon 7f app hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Bun Oir (USA) 11-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 5th 1f out, no impression, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 11l behind Macnas (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gf in May.
Snap 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders to halfway, no extra from 2f out, 16th of 22, 17l behind Kammaan (8-12) at Curragh 7f app hcp 0-80 sft in Sep.
Cool Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bipasha (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in Aug.
Fortuna's Blade (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Held up, 10th and ridden 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 8l behind Cloud Fire (9-2) at Listowel 1m stks in Sep.
Scagliola 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders in 4th, lost place 3f out, one pace straight, 8th of 16, 10l behind Shirley Blake (9-0) at Listowel 1m fll mdn stks in Sep.
Dan Noir (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway entering straight, went 5th over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 3/4l behind Waydownsouth (9-11) at Fairyhouse 1m 1f 3yo app hcp 0-70 sft in Sep.
Quarton (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, some late headway without threatening, 7th of 18, 4l behind Waydownsouth (9-11) at Fairyhouse 1m 1f 3yo app hcp 0-70 sft in Sep.
Flowers Of Spring (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, no impression straight, 16th of 25, 20l behind Ezalli (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Master Marvel (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden and one pace straight, 7th of 10, 17l behind Cul A Dun (9-0) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-85 in Aug.