MAUDLIN MAGDALEN had been working towards a first success before losing her maiden tag at Dundalk on Sunday. She had a comfortable victory that day and a 5lb penalty shouldn't be enough to prevent a quick double. Woodsophiesmile attracted good support at Galway three weeks ago and, though only just getting up, won with a bit in hand. A 6lb rise isn't excessive and she's a big danger. Byron Beauty ran easily her best race to date when narrowly beaten by Elusive Express here last month and should progress enough to get competitive along with Jeangeorges, who has dropped to a very lowly mark and almost took advantage at Tipperary.
Toufan Express 12-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Silver Rime (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Antiquus (IRE) 9-4fav (9-11) Mid-division, squeezed up and lost place halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 16, 12l behind Ned's Indian (8-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gd.
Maraglen (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inner and 12th halfway, no extra from well over 1f out, weakened, 17th of 20, 10l behind At Boolavogue (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol beating Campestral Scene (9-0) by 3l, 14 ran.
Black N Brew (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along and collided with rail halfway, no impression straight, kept on one pace, 12th of 16, 19l behind Ned's Indian (8-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gd.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Slipper Orchid (9-9) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, driven along entering straight and headway to lead 1f out, soon strongly pressed and headed inside final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Sweet Annathea (9-4) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Woodsophiesmile (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) In rear and pushed along early, some headway entering straight and went 4th over 1f out, switched left and challenged between horses inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure to lead final 50 yards, won at Galway 1m 3yo hcp 50-70 hvy beating New Regalia (9-5) by hd, 11 ran.
Byron Beauty (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway under 3f out, 4th 2f out, soon ridden, ran on final furlong, just failed, 3rd of 15, hd behind Elusive Express (9-1) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Wild China (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, r in 6th entering straight, no impression, 10th of 18, 18l behind Tohugo (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Athassel 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 3f out, 14th of 16, 48l behind Sian (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Havelock Ellis 9-1 (8-5) Ridden along and reminder to get a position early, soon chased leaders, no extra 2f out, 12th of 13, 23l behind Measured Approval (10-0) at Killarney 1m hcp gf in Jul.
Rockin N Reelin (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 10l behind Knights Templar (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Toberogan (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Steaded start, held up and always last, struggling over 4f out, well tailed off, last of 11, well behind Crimson Monarch (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Todd's Captain (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon disputed and led after 1f, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra over 2f out, weakened, last of 13, 22l behind High Octane (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gs in Sep.