Star Power obliged over two miles on the Polytrack at Dundalk and Jim Bolger's gelding is likely to be popular but a heavy defeat on turf puts us off and we think that TORETTO can produce a shock. Richard Brabazon's gelding certainly should have no issues with the trip as he won a juvenile hurdle at Uttoxeter, and was third in a recent handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe. Moveable Asset has a much higher rating than our selection under that code though he doesn't appear to be quite so convincing on faster ground. Manuka is often well backed and that was again the case at the Curragh. Luke Dempsey's claim is utilised in order to take a valuable 7lb out of the saddle. Traveller's Tales stayed on to be fifth in an amateur riders race at the Curragh and the former Richard Hannon inmate is now 6lb lower than her previous winning mark.
Manuka (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Rear of mid-division, progress from 4f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jun.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Prominent in chasing group, lost place 6f out, soon no impression, stayed on into 4th final furlong and went 3rd without threatening near finish, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Bell Weir (9-10) at Clonmel 2m mdn stks sft in May.
Lady Imola (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 4th 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 10l behind Khothry (9-6) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp gf.
Moveable Asset (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders and keen hold, 5th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 7l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jun.
Star Power (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, moderate 5th into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 10l behind Mourani (8-10) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks gf in Jun.
Toretto (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Beau Michael (10-12) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf.
Traveller's Tales 10-1 (10-11) Waited with towards rear, last approaching straight, headway 2f out, no impression and kept on from 1f out, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Beau Michael (10-12) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf.