Most of these are in excellent form, especially the hat-trick seeking Balladiene, who has thrived since dropping back in trip and facing testing conditions. She was beaten seven lengths by Gra Geal Mo Chroi here a month ago but that was over 1m2f and it's a surprise to see the winner running over tonight's trip. Rominintheglomin landed a Gowran maiden in very testing going last week and makes her handicap debut here. She's definitely on the upgrade but could just find one or two of these having too much experience. CHEVAL ROUGE, a winner over the C&D on heavy ground in September from a pound higher mark, is right back in form and only just failed to catch Winning Impact at the Curragh last weekend. She's on a very fair mark and the weight she receives from the in-form pair Rock On Ciara, 12lb higher than for her easy victory at the Curragh, and Snap Alam, raised 7lb for scoring at Sligo, may be enough to enable her to get back on the winning trail.
Rock On Ciara (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th 2f out, smooth headway to lead 1f out and stayed on well, easily, won at Curragh 7f fll hcp sft in Jun beating Redoutable (8-6) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Snap Alam (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Prominent, on terms halfway, got to the front under pressure from early straight, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Sligo 6f fll hcp 50-80 gs in Jun beating Zelos Dream (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Balladiene (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Chased leaders, hard ridden in 5th 4f out, 5th 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, stayed on well under pressure to lead close home, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 hvy beating Jumbo Steps (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Core Element (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Farmleigh House (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Jan.
Imaginationrunwild (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up in rear of mid-division, some headway to go 9th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 4th, 4th of 15, 5l behind Rock On Ciara (8-8) at Curragh 7f fll hcp sft in Jun.
Rominintheglomin (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, close 4th on outer entering straight, ridden under 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks hvy beating Unanimous (9-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Cheval Rouge (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Soon chased leaders, 6th before halfway, ridden into 4th over 1f out, challenged and got on terms inside final furlong, headed closing stages, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Winning Impact (9-12) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 sft.
One Of Three (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, last of 10, 19l behind Custom Cut (9-0) at Cork 7f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 6-4fav (8-8) Waited with, 8th halfway, progress 3f out, moderate 5th over 2f out, moderate 3rd before straight, closed to chase winner under 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Mighty Whitey (9-6) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks gs in Jun.