RIGOLETTA had her first start over this trip at Fairyhouse last month where she handled the bottomless ground well to get on top close home. She's a very consistent performer who still looks reasonably treated and should complete the double. Maude Adams was behind that day but had done much better when scoring at Roscommon previously while Cheval Rouge has won six times and is another who can be relied on to do her best as she did when a close fourth behind Leroy Parker at the Curragh last week when Salacious Sally was well beaten. Mamma Rosa deserves a change of fortune and was only caught close home by Mont Blanc at Cork last time and Balrath Hope will find this company a bit less exacting than the Listed class she ran in on Monday.
Balrath Hope (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, dropped to remote 5th 2f out, last of 6, 26l behind Manieree (9-3) at Naas 1m fll lst stks (1) hvy.
Cheval Rouge (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Leroy Parker (8-3) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp hvy.
Jeremy's Girl (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Brinestine (9-13) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo hcp hvy.
Rigoletta (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, stayed on into close 3rd 1f out, challenged inside final furlong and led last strides, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 hvy in Sep beating Jpevie (9-5) by ns, 8 ran.
Lady Imola (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 14l behind One Cool Shabra (8-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Maude Adams (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Rigoletta (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 hvy in Sep.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 9th of 10, 7l behind Leroy Parker (8-3) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp hvy.
Mamma Rosa (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Soon led, pressed from 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, headed closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Mont Blanc (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 hvy.
Valbucca (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th halfway, progress into moderate 2nd 2f out, kept on well under pressure, no extra closing stages, 4th of 19, 2l behind King of Dudes (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80.
Irish Reel (IRE) 7-2fav (9-8) Soon led, strongly pressed from 2f out, kept on well, headed closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Dusty Trail (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 47-70 hvy.