Measured Approval appeared to enjoy Dundalk's Polytrack when scoring over 5f there last month and has a 7lb rise to contend with over this longer trip. GOLDEN STARLET had shown virtually nothing before just failing to hold the late flourish of Cheers Buddy over a mile here earlier this month and though 3lb higher the shorter trip will be in her favour and she can go one better. Painted Fingers, who finished fifth, looks held while Mrs Happy and Bleuker were a long way behind. El Toreros has had the requisite three runs for a handicap mark and showed signs of improvement over the minimum trip at Tipperary but Orafinitis went backwards last year after a promising debut at the Curragh in July.
Mrs Happy (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division on outer, no impression from 3f out, 15th of 16, 19l behind Cheers Buddy (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gf.
Stable Bank (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden in 8th entering straight, weakened, last of 15, 27l behind Maal (9-10) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 sft in Apr.
El Toreros (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th and struggling from under 2f out, soon no impression, kept on sam,e pace under pressure, 5th of 12, 8l behind Rose Bonheur (9-0) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Apr.
Measured Approval (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 5f app hcp 47-65 pol in Apr beating Queen Grace (8-10) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Towards rear, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 7th of 16, 8l behind Annamay (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 2yo gf in Oct.
Champagne Mojito (USA) 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division best, 9th early, no impression from before straight, 8th of 12, 23l behind Parkers Mill (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks gf in Apr.
Theyturnedmedown (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, progress when not clear run early straight, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Colour Of Love (8-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 2yo pol in Nov.
Orafinitis (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed after halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 18, 16l behind Redskin Dancer (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn gd in Oct.
Grainne Whale (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 18l behind Secret Story (9-0) at Naas 7f 3yo mdn in Apr.
Mujady Star (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, 4th and ridden early straight, no extra 1f out, eased, 13th of 16, 12l behind Annamay (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 2yo gf in Oct.
Painted Fingers (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and kept on same pace on outer straight, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Cheers Buddy (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gf.
Golden Starlet (IRE) 25-1 (7-8) Disputed lead, led and ridden early straight, headed under 1f out, kept on well, 2nd of 16, shd behind Cheers Buddy (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gf.
Bleuker (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, no impression from 3f out, 13th of 16, 17l behind Cheers Buddy (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gf.
Celestial Flyer (IRE) 8-1 (7-11) Mid-division, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 12th of 15, 10l behind Kateeva (8-8) at Tipperary 5f app hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Rosmeen Park (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 13, 15l behind Rich Tapestry (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
Tower Hill Gate (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon no extra, eased straight, last of 16, 27l behind Annamay (8-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 2yo gf in Oct.
Goldplated (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 17l behind Secret Story (9-0) at Naas 7f 3yo mdn in Apr.
Grey Steel (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, hung right and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 11, 19l behind Key Lago (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Oakwood Princess (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, headway to track leaders on outer, 4th halfway, ridden early straight, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, last of 14, 11l behind Cheers Buddy (9-4) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Apr.