Maal has won eight races including a bumper but he's never won on this surface and has been climbing the weights without winning. Rose Angel has shown a bit of promise here though her best form has come on a soft surface. Elusive Award and Stoichkhov were close up behind Victor's Beach here a month ago and both have the form to take a hand, especially the latter, who had Lord Kenmare behind here in March and the latter has a long absence to overcome. CALIFORNIA ROSE has been unplaced in three starts here but they were her first three runs and she's been performing well enough in better company on Turf to concede weight all round.
California Rose 25-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, headway 2f out and 9th over 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong to go 4th near line, 4th of 30, 2 1/2l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Maal (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Soon led, pushed along on inner entering straight, drifted left to stands' side under 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Sretaw (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Sep.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression over 2f out and weakened, 15th of 17, 27l behind Star Links (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Rose Angel (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway from 4f out, ridden in moderate 9th over 2f out, 5th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Flawless Filly (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Black N Brew (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along and collided with rail halfway, no impression straight, kept on one pace, 12th of 16, 19l behind Ned's Indian (8-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Tough Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 26th of 30, 23l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd.
Elusive Award (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 11th 2f out, some progress over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Victor's Beach (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Led, ridden entering straight, headed under 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 14, 7l behind Woodsophiesmile (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Trinity Rules (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 26l behind Balmont Belle (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
Crystal Wings (IRE) 18-1 (8-5) In rear, ridden entering straight, went moderate 9th 1f out, no impression, 9th of 14, 11l behind Woodsophiesmile (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Millie's Mate (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Always behind, never a factor, last of 18, well behind Tohugo (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) In rear and ridden along before halfway, no impression in 8th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 11l behind Bangalore Diamond (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Manzanita (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, niggled along after 2f, ridden in 8th halfway, kept on one pace straight, 5th of 8, 21l behind Late Rosebud (9-0) at Listowel 7f 3yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 11, 14l behind Confusing (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Maontri (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Led, clear halfway, ridden 2f out, soon reduced advantage, challenged 1f out, soon headed, no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Pastiches (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks gd.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 12th of 14, 11l behind Enter The Red (8-7) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65.