Bach To Whitingbay was returning from a long absence when landing a Gowran bumper last month and is a very progressive type. His penalty may just give him a bit to do against CATIMINI, a winner at Wexford in December before a fair run in a better race at Punchestown in April. Love On Top landed a Ballinrobe bumper in May before a very good run over timber there the following month and she has to be on the short-list though a bigger danger could be provided by Definite Elegance, who looked smart on her debut at Kilbeggan a year ago.
Bach To Whitingbay (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 5th 4f out, closer in 4th entering straight, soon ridden, improved to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jun beating Desert Hall (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.
Catimini (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 8th 4f out and 6th entering straight, soon ridden and no impression in 4th well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 20, 11l behind Tropical Three (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 1f mares n h flat hvy in Apr.
Cool As A Breeze (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 20l behind Here For The Craic (11-9) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in May.
Greatub (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Prominent in chasing group, moderate 3rd and no impression from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 30l behind Devils Bride (12-0) at Roscommon 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Ivy Gate (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, 2nd 2out, ko run-in, not rch wnr, 2nd of 17, 3l behind On Tour (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Kingswood Bar (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, 8th when rdn 6out, prog in 5th aftr 4out, ld 2out, 1l adv gng best bef last, so, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gf in May beating Harlem Cross (11-4) by 2 1/2l, 17 ran.
Love On Top (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway in 7th 2 out, 2nd after 2 out, ridden to lead before straight, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Ebazan (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Soldiers Song (FR) Konigstiger gelding out of Alte Garde.
Spa Hill (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 8th of 15, 29l behind Ebazan (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Aroy (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Alw in rr, lst tch 3rd, nvr a factor, pu 6th, in a race won by Rebel Princess (11-9) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 10 ran.
Blackwater Deva (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Waited with, raced wide early, no impression and kept on same pace from over 4f out, 8th of 14, 26l behind Rough Justice (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in May.
Definite Elegance (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression from 4f out, 9th 2f out, eased final furlong, 10th of 15, 26l behind Wandering Star (10-10) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in May.
Really Smart (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 16, 24l behind Myblueeyedgirl (11-2) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in Jun.
Wodlet (IRE) Fleetwood mare out of Ashin.