The drop back to 6f didn't work for SILVER LIGHTENING at Naas last time so he's back over a mile for this. Kevin Prendergast's charge has yet to match his debut second over today's trip at the Curragh but is the one to beat today if doing so. Military Device and Conversational are others having difficulty breaking their ducks and Minister Of Mayhem makes more appeal back down in trip. Charlotte Rua disappointed on fast ground last time but Banker Burke improved to finish third at Limerick and looks a threat.
Banker Burke (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent and soon led, pushed along approaching straight, strongly pressed and headed 150 yards out, soon no impression and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Nuestra Alegria (9-0) at Limerick 1m mdn stks gf in Jun.
Guitar Pete (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, no impression 3f out, moderate 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 20l behind Modista (8-11) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Jun.
Ledwidge (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 13th of 17, 28l behind Dr Funkenstein (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gf in Jun.
Military Device (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders on outer and took keen hold, pulled way to join issue approaching straight, ridden over 1f out and soon dropped to 4th, no extra, 5th of 13, 7l behind Nuestra Alegria (9-0) at Limerick 1m mdn stks gf in Jun.
Minister Of Mayhem 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 3rd on outer halfway, ridden and dropped to 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 9, 10l behind Manhattan Swing (9-5) at Down Royal 1m 2f mdn stks gs in Jun.
Orange Thunder (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Very slowly away and always behind, last of 12, well behind Yulong Baoju (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
Our Max Intikhab gelding out of Petula.
Silver Lightening (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in mid-division and 8th halfway, ridden and went 5th 1 1/2f out, no impression on winner and kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 10l behind Illustrate (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Charlotte Rua (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 10l behind Rocktique (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Conversational (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th under 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Danzerini (9-8) at Navan 1m hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Dragon Fei (IRE) Jeremy filly out of Wallonia.
Formulate (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, no impression in 3rd from 2f out, kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 14, 7l behind Bronte (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll mdn stks gs in Jun.
Keep It Clean (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden in 7th and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 8l behind Daymooma (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll mdn stks gd in Jun.
Luna Forest (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Settled towards rear, some headway early straight and 9th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 9l behind Maggie Dalton (10-0) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in May.
Palace Art (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear and never a factor, kept on one pace final furlong, 12th of 17, 17l behind Illustrate (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks gf in Jun.