INTENSIFIED started out with narrow defeats by Sir John Hawkins and War Command before being beaten when long odds-on by Tarn at the Curragh. He's been given a break since a poor effort behind Exogenesis at Leopardstown and hopefully that will have freshened him up enough to gain a deserved first success. Green Tag created a real shock when finishing first past the post at 33/1 in a Gowran maiden but was then disqualified for swerving left and right. Connections will be hoping for compensation, while Silver Gauntlet was by no means given a hard time in a four-runner affair at Tipperary and should soon be repaying that kindness. There are a couple of newcomers to note including Johnny Murtagh's Selkirk filly Shiftin Bobbins.
Aru Cha Cha 33-1 (9-5) Failed to settle early and tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and soon no extra entering straight, weakened, 7th of 9, 28l behind Hidden Oasis (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy.
Billboard (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Australia (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Can'thelpbelieving (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Embark.
Green Tag (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden 2f out, veered left 1f out, kept on final furlong, strongly pressed close home (demoted to 2nd), in a race won by Mekong River (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gd, 8 ran.
Intensified (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along approaching straight and no extra from 2f out, soon dropped to rear and eased when beaten inside final furlong, last of 6, 25l behind Exogenesis (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo stk gf in Jul.
Silver Gauntlet (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out without troubling first 2, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Illinois (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Tonton Macoute (IRE) Yeats colt out of Champaka.
Glance Of Doon (IRE) Tagula filly out of Five Star Maria.
Lady Ultra (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 7l behind Hurryupharriet (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn.
Represent Yourself (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders mainly 6th, pushed along and no impression well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 9l behind Come To Heel (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn.
Shiftin Bobbins Selkirk filly out of Rhythm Queen.