Solo Performer is always on the go and won this from a 5lb lower mark a year ago. He hasn't had the test of stamina he requires in recent starts so a follow-up is a possibility. Waver didn't enjoy the soft ground at Galway and is better judged on earlier running while Cebuano was suited by a strong gallop over this trip at Leopardstown and a repeat would see him go close. Winning bumper CULLENTRY ROYAL has been gradually getting his act together and got off the mark ahead of Storm Away at Ballinrobe. He's not exactly thrown in for his handicap debut but there should be more on offer and he can complete a double.
Solo Performer (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace straight, 9th of 14, 9l behind Saxo Jack (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Cullentry Royal 5-2 (9-7) Soon held up, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 4f out, pushed along 2 1/2f out, kept on to challenge and dispute inside final furlong, edged ahead closing stages, won at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jul beating Storm Away (9-2) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Cebuano 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, headway to go 2nd early straight and ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on under pressure but no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Leah Claire (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gs in Jul.
Benash (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inner, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 7l behind Zafarqand (9-5) at Sligo 1m 4f Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+).
Face Value 7-2 (9-4) Waited with at ordinary pace, 10th before halfway, no extra from 2f out, eased when beaten, 14th of 17, 30l behind Tin Town Boy (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft.
Waver (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Close up, on terms 3f out, headed over 2f out, 4th into straight, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 9l behind Dark Crusader (9-8) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 in Jul.
Run With The Wind (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway 4f out, 7th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra entering straight, 11th of 18, 24l behind Busted Tycoon (9-7) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 10-1 (7-13) Chased leaders in 6th, dropped to rear and driven along soon after halfway, no threat in straight, tailed off, last of 8, 47l behind Redera (8-4) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jul.