Karl Thornton can't find a race for City Line, who has now had 27 starts over timber without winning. The once useful Flat winner Hot Prospect has done nothing over timber to justify his handicap mark but ANCIENT SANDS, runner-up in this a year ago, has gradually been returning to form in a light campaign and looks ready to go one better. Carpet Elegance disappointed at Wexford last month after scoring over this track and trip in May and on the Flat at Tipperary a month later. He'd be a threat if that last run could be ignored while Chinook Run is best on quick ground and the handicapper has done him a favour by dropping him 2lb since has last run.
Hot Prospect 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, detached in 3rd from halfway, weakened to poor 4th from 3 out, no impression, 4th of 5, well behind Un Beau Roman (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gd.
Royal Sam (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th 4 out, ridden after next, moderate 6th at last, no extra, 6th of 10, 29l behind Little King Robin (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd.
Ancient Sands (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace to 3rd closing stages run-in, 3rd of 16, 12l behind Formal Bid (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
City Line (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Soon chased leaders, hampered a bit 5 out, ridden from next, 7th into straight, no extra and kept on same pace 2 out, 7th of 12, 23l behind Limpopo Tom (11-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
Trans City (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Waited with in rear, impeded a bit 5 out, 9th into straight, went moderate 5th from 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 11l behind Limpopo Tom (11-8) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
Mac Tigue (IRE) 22-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 3 out, no impression and weakened next, 14th of 16, well behind Formal Bid (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Prominent, 2nd 5 out, lost place and no impression from before 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 24l behind Zane Grey (11-6) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Chinook Run (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th after 3 out, no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 17l behind Trazar (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Four Wives (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden and dropped to rear 4 out, no impression, kept on one pace straight, 11th of 18, 14l behind The Lady Granuaile (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Native Palm (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Waited with, improved to chase leaders 4 out, 5th before straight, soon no impression, last of 8, 15l behind Line View (11-0) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul.
Annakrista (GER) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division best, 12th early, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 11th of 17, 46l behind Kates Benefit (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Lapse Of Reason (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Pink Goddess (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, moderate 5th and no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, well behind Some Officer (11-5) at Sligo 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Academic Accolade 14-1 (10-13) Towards rear, niggled along on bend away from stands, soon beaten, 10th of 14, well behind Chinook Run (10-8) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
On The Loose (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 3 out, no impression in 6th 2 out and kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 22l behind Formal Bid (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.