It's a bit of a mystery how MANUKA has remained a maiden for so long as he's shown form at a decent level and Katie Walsh rode him into third place at Tramore two runs ago. Johnny Murtagh has snapped her up again here and the four-year-old must take all the beating. Buy Back Bob is tried in a hood after finishing fourth at Down Royal. He has winning form on good to firm and should be thereabouts while Eighteen Summers will have needed his comeback run at Listowel and will get every assistance from Jane Mangan. Empress Of Tara needs forgiving a poor run at Down Royal but could be the pick of the remainder.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, eased 1 1/2f out, tailed off, last of 8, 44l behind Midnight Soprano (9-9) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft.
Buy Back Bob (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division on inner, 10th halfway, headway approaching straight and went 4th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 5l behind Sir Ector (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f hcp gd.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out and no impression in 9th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 13l behind Fionnuar (8-2) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gd.
Birzali (FR) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, no extra approaching straight and dropped to rear 2f out, eased when beaten final furlong, last of 14, 16l behind Aladdins Cave (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.
Empress Of Tara (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 11th of 12, 25l behind Cyclone (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gd.
Manuka (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 3f out, soon ridden, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Rawnaq (9-1) at Navan 1m 5f app hcp 50-85.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, behind when eased final furlong, last of 10, 19l behind Wrekin Rock (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Mar.
Phangio (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Close up, disputed lead halfway, narrow advantage 2f out, headed entering straight, soon no extra, 5th of 7, 6l behind Jpevie (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f stks hvy in Aug.
Prince Chaparral (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Rear of mid-division and 8th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no threat from 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 12, 14l behind Cul Baire (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf.
Chill (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, moderate 6th halfway, pushed along in 5th 3f out, ridden and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 9l behind Benbecula (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp sft.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear approaching straight, weakened, last of 9, 24l behind Empresario (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 sft.
Clondaw Warrior (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Soon led and disputed, gone on approaching straight, in front but reduced lead from over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Little Green (9-3) at Clonmel 2m hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Teajaybe (USA) 12-1 (8-6) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 5th entering straight, soon no extra, 9th of 11, 22l behind Tiger At Heart (8-13) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp gf.
Welsh Nayber 11-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 3f out, dropped towards rear 2f out, 13th of 16, 13l behind Truly Genius (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 12l behind Killourney Empress (8-13) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft.
Badger Or Bust (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened straight, 7th of 9, 26l behind Auden (9-4) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks sft.