Since completing a double last summer, Whatever It Takes has been in good form over hurdles and looks better than a 66-rated performer. He should get involved while Redera is gradually dropping to a mark he can win from and has a victory over the C&D to his credit. FOOT SOLDIER was having only his second start on the surface when a very good third under Joe Doyle here last week when Fairylike was around 2l behind. Charlie Swan's charge is looking reasonably treated and this can prove within his capabilities. Silverlord was in very good form at the beginning of the year but ran poorly over hurdles in early summer and returns from a break while Templeton, though showing potential, is still a maiden and is making his debut on the surface. Parramatta won over 7f on the sand at Laytown and didn't get the best of runs over 1m4f here a fortnight ago.
Parramatta (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression straight, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Grey Bunting 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden into 9th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 15, 10l behind Scots Gaelic (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Naoise (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Towards rear, raced on outer and keen, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 12, 23l behind Measured Approval (9-4) at Roscommon 7f hcp in Sep.
Redera (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden in moderate 4th 2f out, went moderate 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Solo Performer (10-0) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Aug.
Templeton (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no threat in straight, 10th of 13, 25l behind Certerach (9-5) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Sep '11.
Fairylike (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 7th entering straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind Paene Magnus (9-11) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-70) pol.
Truly Genius (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden into 10th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Heavy Weight (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Silverlord (FR) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders in moderate 4th, ridden 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace to 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Solid Air (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol in Mar.
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 9-4 (8-12) Soon mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, stayed on best, won at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Jul '11 beating Unique Style (9-5) by hd, 13 ran.
Coach Bombay (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 8l behind Sheilas Wish (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Sep.
Curl Cat (USA) 16-1 (9-12) Led and disputed, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 10, 42l behind Hide The Evidence (8-6) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 hvy.
Foot Soldier (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Paene Magnus (9-11) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-70) pol.
Bensoon 10-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division on inner, ridden entering straight, 6th 2f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 7l behind Paene Magnus (9-11) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-70) pol.
Indurain (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, 12th early straight, 7th and kept on from over 1f out, 7th of 20, 10l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Crusoe's Return 22-1 (9-2) Led after 2f out, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened, 13th of 14, 12l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Silver Chief (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Prominent, 2nd from 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Seventh Sign (9-3) at Killarney 1m 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Atmospheric High (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway under 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Saint By Day (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.