Boots Madden tries Whatever It Takes in first-time blinkers but she's still 6lb higher than her last winning mark as is General Bunching though he can usually be relied on to get into contention on this track Armed Guard has won once from 17 starts on the track and didn't run very well here last month so this can go to CARPET ELEGANCE. Tom Farrell's charge scored on fast ground at Tipperary last summer and won again over hurdles at Down Royal last week so looks on a very lowly handicap mark for this. Asian Wing has won three races here and has dropped sufficiently in the weights to be given a chance at a fair price.
Whatever It Takes (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Boronia (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Melanippe (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Soon disputed lead, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Boronia (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Juara (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 7th 4f out, ridden entering straight, moderate 11th on outer 2f out, kept on one paced final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Waving (10-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
General Bunching (USA) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 9th 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Boronia (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Horsewithnoname (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, weakened from 2f out, 10th of 14, 4l behind Waving (10-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 15-8fav (9-11) Mid-division, 9th 3f out, ridden in 7th and no impression 2f out, eased final furlong, 7th of 12, 18l behind Irish Bulletin (9-8) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Elanamol (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and dropped to rear 4f out, weakened entering straight, eased over 1f out, last of 12, 30l behind Juara (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Armed Guard (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 14, 14l behind Boronia (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight and headway to challenge 1f out, kept on under pressure to lead inside final 100 yards, won at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun beating Table Forty Six (8-8) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Wagadoogoochoochoo (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, pushed along and slightly checked 1 1/2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 7l behind Lily's Prince (8-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Asian Wing (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear, progress 3f out, ridden in 8th 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Boronia (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Forest Hawk (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Always towards rear and well off pace, never a factor, eased when beaten final furlong, 13th of 14, 29l behind Fairy Court (8-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Oscar Wings (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Slowly away, always towards rear, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Seventh Sign (9-6) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug '12.
Brostigh Ort (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, ridden entering straight and no impression 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 13, 29l behind Killourney Empress (9-3) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65.
San Gabriel (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, 11th and no impression under pressure 1f out, no extra,10th of 14, 14l behind Consonance (8-12) at Gowran Park 7f hcp.
Massabini (USA) 13-2 (9-2) Soon led, headed halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 16, 12l behind Truly Genius (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.
King Of Queens (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, no extra in 11th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 12, 23l behind Lady Giselle (9-10) at Limerick 1m hcp in Apr.