TOP SPIN had been gradually improving before last week's victory over Fantasy King at Fairyhouse and, though 5lb higher, can gain another success. Andalucia Lady fell at halfway in that event and has only won once in 15 starts over timber while The Conker Club has produced her best form on ground with plenty of give. Kostar is another better suited to testing conditions and his only victory since arriving from France came over 2m4f at Sligo.
Lughnasa (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Soon towards rear, pulled up before 3rd, in a race won by Cry For The Moon (9-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft in May, 18 ran.
Kostar (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Towards rear, trailing and ridden along 6 out, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 12, well behind Courtncatcher (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft.
Ebazan (USA) 20-1 (11-4) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 23l behind Silver Tassie (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon behind, under pressure 3rd, no danger after, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116, 18 ran.
Top Spin (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Settled in mid-division and 8th halfway, 9th entering straight and not fluent 2 out, headway between horses to go 2nd at last, led narrowly run-in and kept on under pressure, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf beating Fantasy King (11-6) by nk, 15 ran.
The Conker Club (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Always prominent, led from before 2 out, joined from before last, soon headed and dropped to 3rd, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Hurricane Ridge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Soon rear of mid-division on outer and keen, closer in 5th before 6 out where a bit slow and the same 5 out, ridden from 4 out, no impression from before straight, 9th of 13, 21l behind Danequest (11-3) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Prominent and 4th halfway, 3rd entering straight and no impression before last where dropped to 5th, no extra run-in, 7th of 15, 7l behind Top Spin (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Andalucia Lady (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division when fell 6th, in a race won by Top Spin (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf, 15 ran.
Trans City (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 6th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 18, 18l behind Fantasy King (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Point Of Rescue (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 8th before 3 out, soon no impression, 14th of 18, 34l behind Minella Foru (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Lost Book (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden in 8th after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 22l behind Arctic Fire (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Ballysassian (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rcd 5th, went 3rd 5out, poor 3rd from 3out until jumped right & pu aftr 2out, in a race won by Rudi Trucker (12-0) at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '11, 6 ran.
Takestan (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Chased leaders when fell 1st, in a race won by Art Of Logistics (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f nov chs (1) gd, 5 ran.