Toscanelli landed a Limerick maiden in June and has run reasonably well in decent company subsequently though he's on a high enough mark. After beating two rivals in a canter, The Ice Meister was sent off odds-on at Killarney but found a mile against him. He should be more effective back over this trip and should get into the frame though SAUANNA BELLE looks the one to beat. Johnny Murtagh's filly had performed with credit in strong maidens and was a most unlucky loser in a nursery at the Curragh last time where she failed to obtain a clear run at a crucial stage. Compensation awaits though Swordfight could prove a threat on his handicap debut as he caught the eye over 6f at the Curragh. Lady Mandeville didn't appreciate the soft ground at Sligo and wouldn't want any more rain.
Toscanelli (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Ran 4th, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2l behind Yulong Xiongba (8-3) at Galway 7f 2yo hcp.
The Ice Meister (IRE) 4-5fav (9-7) Led, headed after 1 1/2f, chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 2 1/2f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, dropped to 3rd closing stages final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind King Christophe (9-3) at Killarney 1m 2yo stk gd in Jul.
Sauanna Belle (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 5th and switched right over 1f out, not clear run, under pressure and kept on well to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Intenser (8-4) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp gd in Jul.
Swordfight (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 8th 2f out, soon pushed along, 9th 1f out, kept on same pace without threatening, 6th of 11, 5l behind Accepted (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
Busy Bush (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong to go 4th closing stages, 4th of 14, 5l behind Fit For The Job (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut gd.
Red Haired Mary (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 12th over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 5th close home, 5th of 15, 6l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.
Lady Mandeville (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Soon in rear, 7th halfway, soon progress, moderate 6th over 2f out, raced on outer into straight, moderate 5th from 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Splashtop (9-2) at Sligo 6f 2yo hcp sft.
No Fear (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on rail, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Anthem Alexander (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
Popularity (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Pushed along early and soon led, headed over 2f out, soon no extra, weakened, 13th of 15, 12l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.