Gra Geal Mo Chroi proved herself to be better than claiming class when finishing third in a handicap at Limerick and her apprentice's 7lb claim could prove vital in forcing her head in front where it matters. NIGHT INVADER is less experienced than most of her rivals but she made a real fist of it at Leopardstown on her first experience of a faster surface, and there was no disgrace in splitting a pair of runners rated 77 and 85 on that occasion. Table Forty Six shaped well at Tipperary in June and needs to bounce back from a modest run at Killarney. Gun Shoot was well held on the Polytrack at Dundalk, and while that has to be factored into any betting plans, her pedigree suggests that the trip probably wasn't the reason for defeat. Despite appearing to be exposed, Bobskier was hit by a 9lb rise for a convincing win at Tramore and that won't make life any easier for Gerard O'Leary's mare.
Bobskier (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Led, pressed and headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 5th early final furlong and no extra, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Love And Cherish (9-3) at Naas 1m 2f fll hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Trans City (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Soon prominent, 2nd approaching straight, ridden from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 6th of 10, 5l behind Beau Michael (10-12) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway entering straight and went 4th 2f out, 2nd over 1f out but no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Gun Shoot (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, ridden in 8th entering straight and no extra under 2f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Annakrista (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Night Invader (IRE) 15-2 (8-4) Led, jumped road-way before halfway, pushed along and joined briefly entering straight, carried head low under pressure, strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Weather Watch (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gf.
Table Forty Six (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, 8th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 12l behind Shalaman (9-9) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gf.
Tohugo (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) In rear, progress on outer from halfway, ridden in remote 15th entering straight, moderate 8th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to lead close home, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf beating King Of Oriel (9-10) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Anguissola (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Shalaman (9-9) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gf.
Belle Noverre (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 13l behind Angelena Ballerina (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Saturday Night (USA) 11-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 12l behind Shalaman (9-9) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gf.
Bawntameena (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Soon mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Mighty Whitey (9-6) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks gs in Jun '12.
Granski (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Towards rear early, mid-division 6f out, ridden and weakened entering straight, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Cul Baire (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Horsewithnoname (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) One of the slowest away from stalls, soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 14, 12l behind Air Chief (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Rock Of Fire (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and no impression from 3f out, 12th of 18, 21l behind Tohugo (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Kims Dream (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led, strongly pressed entering straight and headed 2f out, soon no extra, 11th of 13, 16l behind Hawkswood (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr '12.
The Galway Clock (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure in moderate 4th from halfway, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 6th of 11, 8l behind Positive Vibes (9-6) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Sep.
Erelight (IRE) 100-1 (9-10) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 17, 30l behind Dr Funkenstein (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gf in Jun.