Nurse Ryan is becoming hard to catch right and Beau Michael is proving far more effective with a set of hurdles to conquer at present. Invincible Don and Sword Of Honour were first and third over this trip at Tramore last time and the revised weights offer the latter a decent shot at revenge this time around. However, the former has a more straightforward attitude and still makes greater appeal although both are taken on with LADY IMOLA. She was noted staying on quite nicely over a mile and a half in a Curragh handicap last time behind Majenta and this extra quarter of a mile should be very much in her favour with forecast ground conditions also expected to suit the Condon mare.
Beau Michael 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 9th halfway, ridden and no extra 4f out, weakened, 10th of 13, 40l behind Rawnaq (9-1) at Navan 1m 5f app hcp 50-85.
Nurse Ryan (IRE) 15-8fav (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 3f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind Right Up My Street (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo fll stks fm.
Akinspirit (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 12l behind Regal Tramp (9-8) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 14, 9l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Nov.
Sword Of Honour (IRE) 7-2fav (9-13) Chased leaders, progress to lead 4f out, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Invincible Don (9-0) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 fm.
Lady Imola (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Soon mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Majenta (8-8) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp 60-90 gf.
Knockcroghery (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 9th 3f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Celestial Prospect (9-7) at Wexford 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Invincible Don (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, went close 3rd 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 fm beating Magical Moon (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Crusoe's Return 25-1 (9-6) Towards rear, no impression approaching straight, kept on, 9th of 15, 16l behind Little Green (9-3) at Clonmel 2m hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Sian (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs.