It's very unusual to find Aidan O'Brien with an entry in such a poor-grade handicap so the presence of GREAT RULER is interesting. He's a superbly-bred half-brother to the 1000 Guineas winner Virginia Waters and though he hasn't shown much to date there's likely to be some improvement in him and he makes his handicap debut from a very lowly position. Saratoga Baby was well supported at Fairyhouse last time but disappointed and not for the first time while Man In Black's latest run came in a claimer. Golan Heights has a Polytrack victory to his credit and produced his best run for a very long time behind Go On Murt here last week so he's probably the main threat as he can run from the same mark.
Opening Nite (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 8th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Circumstances (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 11-2fav (9-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 7l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Atmospheric High (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, 6th straight, hampered 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, last of 8, 9l behind Jeremy's Girl (8-8) at Naas 1m 2f App hcp hvy.
Imprudent Miss (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd over 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind East Of Tara (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Hassanali (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Towards rear, mid-division halfway, weakened from 4f out, 10th of 15, 13l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Saint By Day (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, ridden 4f out, wide straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 11th of 14, 12l behind Circumstances (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Man In Black (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, 10th halfway, progress from over 2f out but slow to get a clear run approaching straight, ridden into 4th and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 4th of 13, 5l behind Mighty Whitey (9-6) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks gs in Jun.
Great Ruler (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 3f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Lord Jim (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut sft.
Can We Dare (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, 3rd 4f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 15, 8l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Golan Heights (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Always prominent, 4th under 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Go On Murt (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
View From The Top 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 10l behind Indian Scout (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Rhiannon (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) In rear, some late headway from 2f out, 7th of 16, 3l behind Oh Happy Days (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 hvy in May.
Melody Royal (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Soon towards rear, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, last of 14, 9l behind Ferryview Place (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
John Of Ross (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Soon raced in 5th, struggling from before halfway, ran wide in dip 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 23l behind Security Breach (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo mdn gf in Jun.
Emma Pavlova (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 26l behind Betterbetterbetter (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr.
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Mid-division best, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 13th of 17, 15l behind Kashmir Peak (9-11) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in May.
Farranderry (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Waited with, 7th under 4f out, soon no impression, 13th of 14, 31l behind Placere (9-10) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.