Back Burner looked certain to appreciate a stiffer test of stamina when returning to action over 7f at Tipperary and he should get that here. Shazamour wasn't particularly fancied on her debut at Listowel but ran well and will have benefited from the experience. She should make her presence felt but MERELI looks the answer. Mick Halford's son of Cape Cross was never likely to show much in his first season but showed that a race of this nature is within his capabilities when just caught by Estithmaar over the C&D a month ago with Mafi behind. That will have done him the world of good and he gets the nod over London Plane, who has looked in need of further on both starts over 7f.
Courtileo (AUS) 50-1 (9-9) Dwelt, always towards rear, 13th of 16, 29l behind Duc De Savoie (9-2) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn in Sep.
Hurricane Twister (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 16, 18l behind Coprah (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gf.
Mighty Whitey (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, no impression 3f out, kept on one pace from 2f out, 10th of 19, 12l behind Terminal Velocity (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Lily Marette (IRE) Lil's Boy filly out of Marette.
Simply Ravishing (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Towards rear, moderate 9th 4f out, kept on without threatening under pressure from under 2f out, 5th of 11, 10l behind Apt Manor (10-2) at Tramore 1m 6f ladies mdn stks gf.
Back Burner (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along from early straight, kept on final furlong without threatening, 4th of 16, 5l behind Alnashmy (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf.
Mafi (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 17, 7l behind Future Generation (9-4) at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in May.
Mereli (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Soon led, hung left away from rail and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Estithmaar (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks gd in May.
Comedic Art (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 11th halfway, headway into 8th 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 8l behind Terminal Velocity (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Lady Kasora (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Pout.
Livia's Wake (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased clear leader, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd under 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 15, 5l behind Claiomh Solais (9-0) at Naas 1m fll mdn stks gf in May.
London Plane (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, struggling in 5th from under 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 8l behind Cannon Hill (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd in May.
Shazamour (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th after halfway, ridden approaching straight, 3rd over 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Liberty's Gift (9-5) at Listowel 1m 3yo mdn aut.