Diamond Daze has now had 22 starts without winning and though looking on a winnable mark can hardly be trusted to get her head in front. Have A Nice Day has returned to form on soft ground and could do with plenty of rain but Last Minute Lisa has been hit with a 9lb rise for her all-the-way victory over tonight's rivals Notgonnagiveup and Missile Command at Gowran. BETTER VALUE was staying on well at the finish over 6f at Naas in July so it was a surprise when he turned up over the minimum trip at Dundalk. This looks his distance and he's taken to land a tricky contest in which the market could be a good guide.
Campestral Scene 7-4fav (9-2) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, 4th from 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Cool Athlete (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway under 2f out, 10th 1f out, ran on well final furlong to 3rd last strides, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Mamma Rosa (9-5) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Have A Nice Day 13-2 (9-7) Close up and disputed lead, gained narrow lead from under 1f out, soon strongly pressed and stayed on well, headed and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Engage The Dance (8-10) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Reina De Luz (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Led and soon clear at fast pace, headed and ridden 1 1/2f out, weakened quickly, last of 9, 15l behind Cheval Rouge (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp in Aug.
Last Minute Lisa (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gf beating Notgonnagiveup (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
Missile Command (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Last Minute Lisa (8-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Notgonnagiveup (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Always prominent and 2nd for much, ridden in 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Last Minute Lisa (8-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Richelieu 11-1 (9-10) Always prominent and disputed halfway, led briefly 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on under pressure and drew clear with rival but not match winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Bangalore Diamond (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65.
Roter Baron (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Close up and keen hold, 3rd 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 7l behind Sassaway (9-5) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Better Value (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Always prominent, niggled along before straight, no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Summer Isles (10-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol.
All Silver (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Led or disputed lead, headed before halfway, soon ridden and no extra in 4th over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 14l behind Bangalore Diamond (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Keen hold and got a bump early, chased leaders, moderate 6th over 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 14l behind Maudlin Magdalen (9-6) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Patty Fingers (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 14, 35l behind Wannabe Better (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in Aug.
Royal Beauty (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride and in rear early, 12th halfway, ridden and no impression straight, 10th of 16, 9l behind Last Minute Lisa (8-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Indigo Iris (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Pushed along early, soon chased leaders, 5th before straight where wide, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 7l behind Summer Isles (10-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol.
Doonard Prince (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Waited with, 10th approaching straight, ridden in 9th 1f out, a bit short of room inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Jembatt (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd.
Minor Choisir (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division best, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 11th of 12, 13l behind Vasoni (10-0) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.