ENDLESS EXPANSE is still engaged in the Irish 1000 Guineas so must win this handicap if connections entertain any hope of her landing the fillies' classic. Dermot Weld's Red Ransom filly beat subsequent winner Full Of Hope on her reappearance at Dundalk and probably faces her main threat from fellow three-year-old Dance Hall Girl, who finally got off the mark when beating Big Bad Billy Bob at Limerick. Another from the younger brigade, Intapeace, won easily at the Curragh in June and generally performed with credit at a higher level later. Chorus Of Angels began last season with a victory at the Curragh but only ran twice subsequently and hasn't been seen since May. All of Riobamba's three successes have come over a mile and she has never run at today's trip.
Always Be True (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 2f out, 22nd of 27, 40l behind Poet (9-9) at Curragh 1m hcap hvy in Aug.
Chorus Of Angels 9-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Zorija Rose (9-7) at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp hvy in May '09.
Marias Dream (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) In touch on inner when slipped up after 1f, in a race won by Dilinata (8-8) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 60-100 gd in Apr, 15 ran.
Riobamba (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders in 5th, 4th and challenged 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Fourpenny Lane (9-0) at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks pol in Nov.
Cilium (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 14th of 18, 17l behind Aspectoflove (8-12) at Naas 1m fll lst stks gd in Oct.
Intapeace (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Soon led and disputed, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Jamaayel (8-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp hvy in Nov.
Dash Back (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 2f out, last of 15, 9l behind Miss Gorica (10-8) at Navan 6f hcap gf in Apr.
Endless Expanse (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m sks pol in Apr beating Full Of Hope (9-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Dance Hall Girl (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Raced in 5th, wide and ridden 2f out, strong run to challenge from over 1f out, led and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Limerick 7f 3yo mdn in Apr beating Big Bad Billy Bob (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.