Coach Bombay came up against a useful performer when runner-up to Parramatta over the C&D two weeks ago and should go well though there is very little between himself and Fairylike on that run. Dusty Trail has had nine attempts to get off the mark on Polytrack and he's better on testing going on Turf while Shabra Emperor has only had one less run on the surface and is still a maiden after a career total of 27 starts. Roja Dove probably needs a stiffer test of stamina so a chance is taken on ALGHANEM. He ran poorly when strongly fancied at Tipperary last time but didn't enjoy the conditions and his two previous runs on today's surface have produced placed efforts so he looks well enough handicapped to get off the mark.
If Per Chance (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Prince Of Fire (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 7th and ridden into straight where raced wide, closed from over 1f out, stayed on best final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 47-70 hvy beating Confident Cub (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fairylike (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Parramatta (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol.
Coach Bombay (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on to 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Parramatta (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol.
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.
Alghanem (IRE) 5-2fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd approaching straight, soon no extra and no threat from 2f out, 6th of 12, 15l behind Peinora (8-10) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
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.
Fionnuar (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 9th entering straight, ridden and went 6th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Russian Soul (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol in Aug.
Starstruck (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Precious Stone (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll stks pol in Sep.
Eljowzah (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and joined entering straight, headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Fancy Socks (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed over 4f out, no impression into straight, 9th of 15, 15l behind Morethanafeeling (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gs in Aug.
Colla Pier (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Unruly stalls, mid-division, ridden into 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 14, 5l behind Imaginationrunwild (9-0) at Down Royal 7f fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Salacious Sally (9-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo app hcp hvy in Sep.
Roja Dove (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, short of room and forced way between horses to lead 2f out, kept on under pressure, strongly pressed and headed inside final 100 yards, no extra and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Ibsen (8-6) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp sft.
Word For Word (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) In rear, no impression from 3f out, 9th of 14, 11l behind South South West (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Keelaghan (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden entering straight, kept on one paced, 8th of 14, 7l behind Raydari (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Indicative (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 14, 4l behind South South West (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.