Nurse Ryan has yet to strike on the Flat but has won twice over hurdles while Mutiska is the only one of these to have a course and distance success to her credit. PRINCE CHAPARRAL enters the fray in top form having followed his victory over Bobskier at Tramore with a hard-fought success over hurdles there three days later. He's still well handicapped, especially with Shane Gray's claim taken into account, and may just be good enough to see off Timjoe, who has run two fine races recently over trips too short. Zemario has come up against a couple of smart performers in his recent races and could get into the frame.
Nurse Ryan (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Kims Dream (9-6) at Roscommon 1m 4f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) gd.
Zemario (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led halfway, ridden and challenged 2 1/2f out, kept on under pressure, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 18, 12l behind Busted Tycoon (9-7) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Courageous Cry (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Zafarqand (9-5) at Sligo 1m 4f Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+).
Prince Chaparral (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th on outer 3f out, 4th 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gd beating Bobskier (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Mutiska (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Waited with, 13th early, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 10th of 18, 13l behind Sabaidee (9-3) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gf in Jul.
Sinntani (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 4f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 10l behind Prince Chaparral (8-13) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gd.
Diyala (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Waited with, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 11th of 15, 16l behind Manalapan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Rising Euro (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, last of 13, 28l behind Prince Of Fire (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Apisata (GER) 20-1 (8-8) Waited with off ordinary pace, 9th early, no impression under pressure and kept on from over 1f out, 7th of 17, 7l behind Tin Town Boy (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft.
Golan Guy (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead 3f out, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened, 5th of 10, 11l behind Crystal Earth (8-10) at Tramore 2m hcp gd.
Timjoe (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Rear of mid-division, ridden and headway in 8th 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on into 2nd close home, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Kims Dream (9-6) at Roscommon 1m 4f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) gd.
Guitar Pete (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) In rear, niggled along early, ridden 5f out, moderate 6th 2f out, no extra, 5th of 13, 13l behind Flight Ofthe Saker (9-7) at Sligo 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65.
Gooey (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) In rear and reminder early, headway into mid-division halfway, 8th 4f out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 12, 5l behind Diamond Pro (9-3) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd.