Adrian McGuinness has won two of the five renewals including with Bubbly Bellini a year ago, though that was on very heavy ground. Joe Eile, who finished runner-up, won't mind the quicker conditions nor will Nero Emperor, who just failed to catch My Good Brother over the minimum trip here last time. The latter pair are much respected as are Kiss The Stars, who finished third, and fourth-placed Sassaway, who was staying on at the finish. Wexford Opera finally came good when making all over 7f at Gowran and doesn't look badly treated but in a wide-open handicap it's the three-year-old MACHETE MARK, who has been in front at today's distance in very tough handicaps over longer trips recently, who is given the nod under the excellent claimer Colin Keane.
Arctic (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Waited with, 9th towards stand's side 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 5th of 13, 4l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd.
Elusive Time (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd briefly 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Farmleigh House (10-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Joe Eile (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division center, merged with stand side halfway, headway and challenged over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 16th of 26, 10l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs.
Nero Emperor (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Waited with towards rear, got in the clear wide travelling well and in pursuit of winner 1f out, soon every chance but not match 1st home closing stages, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd.
My Good Brother (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Always close up on stand's side rail, in front 1f out, strongly pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 5f hcp gd beating Nero Emperor (9-6) by 1l, 13 ran.
Six of Hearts 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 13, 5l behind Farmleigh House (10-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Niggled along early, soon towards rear, ridden over 2f out, 10th towards stand's side 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd.
Greek Canyon (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, challenged 1 1/2f out, ridden in close 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong to lead close home, won at Naas 7f stks in Aug beating In Salutem (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Machete Mark (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Handy 5th on inside, headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 9l behind Short Squeeze (8-3) at York 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always prominent, challenged under pressure and gained narrow lead from 1f out, strongly pressed and joined inside final furlong, just in front on line, won at Listowel 7f hcp hvy beating Canary Row (9-6) by nk, 11 ran.
Srucahan (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Blindfold for stalls entry, soon mid-division, dropped to 9th early straight, ridden into 7th on outer from 1f out, kept on without threatening inside last, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-11) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy.
Gathering Power (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Waited with, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on, 11th of 21, 6l behind Majestic Queen (8-5) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Ghaamer (USA) 5-1 (9-1) Settled in mid-division, 8th entering straight, pushed along and no chance with winner under 2f out, no impression and eased when beaten final 100 yards, 11th of 13, 10l behind Reply (9-11) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Wexford Opera (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Made all, ridden entering straight, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd beating High Net Worth (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Fastidious 7-1 (9-12) Chased leader, disputed after 1f, 2nd after 2f, ridden 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 7l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Aug.
Twenty One Choice (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not run on, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Sassaway (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, under pressure in close 3rd in middle of track 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd.
Seal Rock 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 4th early straight, no extra when bumped over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 11, 6l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-11) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy.
English Deer (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and headway to lead over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on well, won at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gf beating High Net Worth (9-9) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Led in far side group, disputing halfway, in lead when came back to main group over 2f out, ridden and kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, won at Curragh 6f hcp gd beating Pierre D'or (8-8) by 1/2l, 23 ran.
Invincible Ridge (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in far side group, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 23, 1 3/4l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd.
Kiss The Stars (IRE) 12-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, close 7th towards stand's side 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 3rd of 13, 2l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd.
Ramone (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 2f out, 15th of 23, 6l behind Corporal Maddox (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Almadaa 10-1 (9-11) Waited with at ordinary pace early, pushed along from 2f out, soon 4th, kept on same pace without threatening into 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Yulong Baoju (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol.
Jembatt (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, weakened, 12th of 15, 20l behind Captain May (9-0) at Listowel 7f hcp 50-80 hvy.