The versatile Silverlord can never be left out of calculations and is just 4lb higher than when scoring here last month. If Per Chance has never won beyond a mile and ran very well over that trip two weeks ago but Cash Or Casualty should be suited by a return to the trip after racing over shorter. Edith Cowan wasn't far behind If Per Chance last time and should enter the reckoning but in a wide-open event it's CASTLE GUEST who gets the nod. Mick Halford's charge won at Clonmel in May and was having only his second subsequent start when placed behind He's Our Music over the C&D last week. He led briefly at the 2f mark on that occasion and with that under his belt and more progress expected he can double his winning tally.
Fairmile 25-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 9l behind Stand Guard (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Silverlord (FR) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 4l behind Roe Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol.
If Per Chance (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed and no extra near line, 2nd of 14, nk behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no extra, 4th of 14, 5l behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol.
Edith Cowan (IRE) 3-1 (9-8) Mid-division, closer in 4th and ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Gretzky 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Atmospheric High (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol.
Shamora (FR) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 13, 8l behind Zariyna (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 1f fll hcp gs in Aug.
Shukhov (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Soon chased leaders, raced on outer straight, effort 2f out, no impression under pressure 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 4l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.
Matjar (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Soon disputed lead on outer, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened, 8th of 14, 6l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Sinntani (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Close up, 2nd for much, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Roe Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol.
Pepparpot (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 6th when slightly hampered 1 1/2f out, eased, last of 16, 17l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Castle Guest (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Soon prominent, keen hold, in front briefly 2f out, strongly pressed and headed 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.
Talenti (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Led, first 2 clear before halfway, joined 4f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, last of 8, 11l behind Akinspirit (8-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in May.
Ahuqd (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Always behind, eased when no chance final furlong, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Gallipot (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, kept on one paced from 2f out, 6th of 14, 7l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Noverre Princess (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression final furlong, 10th of 14, 13l behind Cottesloe (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
General Bunching (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Roe Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol.