Blackstone landed a handicap at Killarney on Tuesday and was carrying a penalty and a huge weight when only third at Leopardstown on Thursday. This will be his third race in a week but he's probably on a fair mark and provided those runs haven't taken their toll he should get into the frame. Gone Viral went up 10lb for his victory at Gowran in April and couldn't quite cope on his next start at Killarney. Both runs were on soft ground and if the going eases he'll be thereabouts. Show Court could also do with some rain on his reappearance and is better over further but the lightly-raced Breathe Easy likes the track and ran well for a long way in a better race last month. DYNAMITE DIXIE began the campaign in very good form and has been given a short break since finishing mid-division in a premier handicap here in May so he's taken to bounce back and land this for Jim Bolger.
Specific Gravity (FR) 11-1 (10-0) Soon led, pressed and ridden from over 2f out and soon headed, dropped to rear 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, last of 4, 5l behind News At Six (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f stks.
Show Court (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Led or disputed lead, led 2f out and soon ridden, kept on under pressure, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Teocht (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Dynamite Dixie (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Soon chased leaders, 6th 3f out, dropped to 11th and no impression from 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 14th of 15, 29l behind That's Plenty (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp in May.
Zarib (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Held up, 4th halfway, ridden in last 3f out, no impression 2f out, last of 5, 8l behind Aussie Valentine (9-9) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo hcp sft in Apr.
Beat The Ballot (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 8th 1f out, no impression, 7th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Have A Nice Day (8-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Breathe Easy (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, 8th 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 16, 6l behind Table Rock (9-3) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jun.
Shalamzar (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Settled 3rd, dropped to 6th after 4f, ridden over 3f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Mm Dazzler (10-7) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd in Jun.
Blackstone (IRE) 9-4 (10-1) Prominent, 5th 7f out, pushed along in 5th 3f out, progress into 3rd 2f out, kept on well final furlong to almost snatch 2nd on line, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Castle Of Argh (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gf.
Gone Viral (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, good headway on outer straight to be soon prominent, in front 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Daredevil Day (9-2) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp sft in May.