This looks a tough handicap at first glance but those who witnessed BONDAGE scoring very easily at Ballinrobe on Monday won't want to miss him here with a 5lb penalty. Gordon Elliott's charge was always traveling best and though dropping down in trip should have no problems gaining a quick double. Melodie D'Amour has had little experience but is on the upgrade judging by her fine run behind Dearest Girl at Roscommon while another lightly-raced filly, Perfect Gemstone, tackles handicap company for the first time and could be on a very fair mark. The veteran Paramount wins his share though the trip could just be on the short side while Miranda's Girl and Leah Claire, who battled out the finish of a Roscommon handicap last month, appear to have more to do.
Leah Claire (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, 2nd under 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Flowers Of Spring (8-8) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gd in May.
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, some headway on inner approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 13, 21l behind Torphichen (9-7) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 sft in Apr.
Laurel Creek (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 7th of 9, 15l behind Zerashan (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 4f ext hcp gf in May.
Miranda's Girl (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden into 5th on outer over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong without getting to winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Leah Claire (9-8) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 in May.
Bondage (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Always prominent, travelling best from under 3f out, led over 1 1/2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Ballinrobe 1m 6f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) in May beating Lucky Spring (8-9) by 4l, 16 ran.
Gypsie Queen (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Soon mid-division, 6th over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Dearest Girl (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 in May.
Chevalier Country (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, some headway approaching straight, 7th under pressure 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 9th of 21, 12l behind Big Occasion (9-0) at Curragh 1m 6f hcp 60-90 in Oct.
Glamorous (GER) (8-13) 8th of 11, 9l behind Golden Whip (9-3) at Hannover(GER) 7f Listed stks gd in Oct.
Paramount (FR) 9-1 (12-3) 4th of 25, 6l behind Jacksonslady (11-9) at Punchestown 1m 7f stks gd in May.
Surrey Spinner 10-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden halfway, no impression straight, 11th of 13, 24l behind If Per Chance (10-0) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-80 gf in Jul.
Taralga (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Led, strongly pressed early straight, headed 2f out, weakened, 18th of 23, 32l behind Bright Horizon (8-7) at Curragh 2m ext hcp in Sep.
Perfect Gemstone (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Attempted to make all, ridden 2f out, headed entering straight, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Clearwater Bay (9-5) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo mdn gf in Aug.
Regresa A Mi (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Raced in 5th, 4th entering straight, soon ridden and went 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Keep It Cool (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in May.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, 6th 4f out, soon ridden, went 5th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Reach The Stars (9-7) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-70 sft in Apr.
Cry For The Moon (USA) 4-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders from 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure over 1f out, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Dearest Girl (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 in May.
Melodie D'Amour (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Always prominent, on terms before straight, headed and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Dearest Girl (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 in May.
Galakina (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 15, 19l behind Casbah Rock (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f stks gf in May.
Hassanali (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression from 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Keep It Cool (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Apr.
Ainm Spartacus (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Settled in moderate 2nd, moderate 3rd under pressure entering straight, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 24l behind Rockin N Reelin (8-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Jul.
Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Stumbled badly leaving stalls, chased leaders, 8th 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure from under 3f out, 10th of 16, 28l behind Bondage (9-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) in May.
Mutiska (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 15, 10l behind Casbah Rock (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f stks gf in May.