Gris Ladera was also engaged to run in the 6.05 last night and looked to have a chance in both races. Treasure The Ridge didn't appreciate being dropped in distance at the Curragh after scoring over 1m2f at Clonmel and the son of Galileo will be suited by this trip. SHALAMAN was with John Oxx last season and has been transferred to the in-form Denis Hogan. He has continued to make good progress and, though awarded the race in the stewards room at Killarney last time, would have been a very unlucky loser and is taken to defy an 8lb rise. Home Secretary is having his first start away from Dundalk in almost two years and has never won on Turf but General Pershing had the pace to score over a mile last time and has won over tonight's trip. Coolfighter, five times a winner in Germany, is an unknown quantity but Tony Mullins will get the best out of him.
Flying Light (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden entering straight, closer in 6th on outer 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Bayan (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Apr.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Keen hold early, prominent, ridden in 2nd into straight, dropped to last and no impression from 2f out, last of 7, 9l behind Belle de Crecy (9-8) at Curragh 1m 1f hcp gf in Jul.
Coolfighter (GER) .
Greenbelt Star 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into moderate 2nd under 2f out, kept on final furlong to press winner close home, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Regal Tramp (9-8) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In rear, 7th halfway and ridden entering straight, no impression in 6th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Knockcroghery (8-12) at Tipperary 1m 6f hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Shalaman (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway under 3f out, ridden into 5th 2f out, 3rd and staying on when squeezed up last 150 yards, kept on again to press winner close home, won at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul beating Positive Vibes (9-12) by hd, 14 ran.
Gris Ladera (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 2f out, 8th of 10, 6l behind Leroy Parker (8-3) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp hvy in Oct.
Home Secretary 3-1fav (9-8) Dwelt and towards rear, good headway between horses in straight and went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace without troubling winner, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Annakrista (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden and 12th on outer 4f out, no extra from early straight, 13th of 17, 16l behind Carpet Elegance (8-7) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 7-2fav (10-6) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, chased leaders from 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 10, 4l behind Beau Michael (10-12) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jul.
Asian Wing (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division and 8th halfway, some headway on inner early straight and 6th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Annakrista (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul.
Why But Why (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Soon chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, every chance from 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Speed Dial (9-9) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 47-65 in May.
Fantastic Gold 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 17l behind Jack Daddy (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jun.
General Bunching (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway entering straight, ridden in 2nd 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul beating Great Ability (9-3) by 1l, 16 ran.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Mid-division, progress entering straight, ridden in 5th 2f out, improved to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Tohugo (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Mighty Whitey (IRE) 9-4fav (8-5) Settled behind leaders on outer, 6th halfway, ridden into 5th entering straight, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 12l behind Auden (9-4) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks sft in Jun.
Haverstock 28-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, weakened, 14th of 15, 24l behind Dark Crusader (9-8) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Idlewild 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inner, ridden entering straight, no impression, 10th of 15, 14l behind Dark Crusader (9-8) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Celtic Dane (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Soon trailing in rear and niggled along, progress into 9th 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 5th of 11, 14l behind Edith Cowan (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70 in Jun.
Sian (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, won at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul beating Crouching Harry (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
House Limit (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and challenged 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 8th of 16, 8l behind Truly Genius (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.