TAWSEEF (NAP) was beaten 19 lengths at Galway last month but really ought to be up to a winning a race like this if reproducing the form he showed when second at Limerick and Fairyhouse in April. According to the handicapper, he has 15lb in hand on Rebel Laker who failed to justify favouritism in a similar contest here 12 days ago when he finished just ahead of the thoroughly-exposed Island Villa. Exit Seven ran well at Limerick in the spring but has shown little in three subsequent outings.
Tawseef (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Prominent and disputed, 3rd before 4 out, ridden 2 out, squeezed up and collided with rail entering straight, no extra in 6th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 19l behind Most Peculiar (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Adventure Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Disputed early, soon chased leader in close 2nd, 4th 6f out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 11th of 13, 27l behind Hurry Kitty (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Jul.
Exit Seven (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 15, 38l behind Meldrum Lad (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jul.
Island Villa (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Prominent and took keen hold, led briefly 2nd, 3rd when slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 5th entering straight, kept on without threatening to regain 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Elishpour (11-7) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl.
Max Fire (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden from 4f out and soon no impression, 6th of 9, well behind Tempest Missile (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f NH flat gd in Jul.
Plastiki 66-1 (11-7) Held up, 10th early, no extra approaching straight, completely tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Valseur Lido (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Rebel Laker (IRE) 9-4fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, closer 2nd 4 out, improved to dispute lead briefly 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no impression bypassing last, 4th of 11, 9l behind Elishpour (11-7) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl.
Scorpion Star (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Chapanga.
The Trigger (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 11th of 13, 38l behind Most Peculiar (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Monroe's Live (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ran freely, progress to lead after 5th, headed before 2 out, soon no extra, moderate 7th when mistake last, 7th of 13, 45l behind Hash Brown (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl.