It's no surprise that the handicapper raised Isabellareine 9lbs after her victory over Tipper Road at Kilbeggan as she won comfortably. She should go well despite the extra weight and it will be a surprise if the runner-up can reverse the form. Kalellshan was chasing when last seen in September and may need this while Spilt Ear was a big disappointment at Wexford after beating Riverscape at Ballinrobe. THEPARTYSOVER is beginning to look useful and produced his best effort to date when beating Ballochroy at Limerick. He's up 9lbs here but is progressing nicely and looks capable of better.
Takestan (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Towards rear, good headway into 4th and ridden approaching last, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 25, 9l behind Jigalo (10-5) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Apr.
Isabellareine (GER) 10-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, closed 5 out, led after 3 out, went clear from before straight, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hld 80-109 gd in Jun beating Tipper Road (10-10) by 9l, 14 ran.
Mission Possible (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Vino Vino Cavo (10-11) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May, 17 ran.
Kalellshan (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Led, mistake 3rd, left clear from after 5 out, 6L leader and in command when fell last, remounted to finish last, 4th of 5, well behind Emmpat (11-5) at Roscommon 2m nov chs gf in Sep.
Salt Lake (GER) 16-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 29l behind Seldom Fed (10-9) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf.
Major Harry (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no extra from 3 out, last of 10, well behind Cothrom Na Feinne (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Jun.
Boragh Princess (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, 11th before 5 out, no impression approaching straight, 16th of 17, well behind Where's The Dosh (11-8) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May.
Thepartysover 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, led before 3 out, went clear from before next, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May beating Ballochroy (11-8) by 3 1/2l, 18 ran.
Tipper Road (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leader in 2nd, clear of field from 3rd, improved to lead before 4 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last and no extra, 5th of 15, 9l behind Mojito Royale (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens09 gf.
Shaimaa (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 10th of 15, 50l behind Mojito Royale (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 8Evens09 gf.
Strain Of Fame (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, 6th of 11, 32l behind Leblon (10-9) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Split Ear (IRE) 7-4fav (11-8) Mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 16, 10l behind Cylindar Rattler (11-2) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Kyoto Summit 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, lost place before 3 out, ridden into 12th 2 out, 10th last, kept on same pace, 9th of 25, 9l behind Ballochroy (10-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Mar.
Four On The Floor (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, headway to 7th 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, no extra and weakened before straight, 8th of 16, 17l behind Stylish Bid (11-7) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul '08.