Blazing Tempo and DEFINITE CLASS are chasers but renew rivalry after meeting over timber at Kilbeggan a couple of weeks ago. The former battled on strongly to beat Annie Other that day with Dessie Hughes' mare close up in third but with a significant pull in the weights here and another furlong to travel she can take her revenge and land this nice prize. Clarach completed a hat-trick over hurdles in early summer and has been racing in strong handicap company on the Flat. She'll love the quicker ground here and has to be on the short-list while Burn And Turn reverts to hurdling after a couple of promising efforts over fences and wasn't beaten far in a Grade 2 novice contest at Fairyhouse in April.
Back In A Tic (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, progress after 3 out, 3rd and challenged next, no extra and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Victrix Gale (9-10) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl in Jun.
Blazing Tempo (IRE) Evensfav (11-7) Settled in moderate 4th, progress before 4 out, led before 3 out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, not fluent last, kept on under pressure run-in, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gd beating Annie Other (11-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Clarach (IRE) 9-4fav (10-13) Soon chased leaders, well off pace, closer in 5th approaching straight, led travelling well after 2 out, eased on run-in, won at Limerick 2m hdl in Jul beating Pires (11-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Burn And Turn (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd approaching straight, soon struggling to get to winner, mistake and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 14, 11l behind Go All The Way (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs gd in Jul.
Good Time In Milan (IRE) 18-1 (11-6) In rear, some headway from 4 out, no impression under pressure from next, 8th of 16, 34l behind Excellent As Usual (11-7) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.
Katys Girl (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Prominent, 6th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 15l behind Galianna (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft.
Leblon (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders mainly 3rd, 3rd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Prince Ludovic (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gs in May, 14 ran.
Magical Memoir (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Led, clear early, clear with 2nd from before 5th, soon headed and chased leader, closed 4 out where slight mistake, 3rd and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Sailors Warn (11-6) at Limerick 2m 2f 4yo hdl in Oct.
Tellherimnothere (IRE) 6-1fav (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, weakened from 5 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Galianna (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft, 15 ran.
Thewesthowaya (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, 2nd travelling well after 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and edged clear next, kept on well, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd beating Talab (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Cooper's Crest (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, reminders 4 out, lost place next, 6th 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 15l behind Slieveardagh (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gf in Aug '10.
Definite Class (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Settled in moderate 2nd, 4th and pushed along briefly 5 out, 3rd and ridden from 3 out, no impression after 2 out until rn on well closing stages, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gd.
Odonimee (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Askanna (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Streamtown (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Waited with, soon well off the pace, plenty to do in 7th when hampered 3 out, kept on well under pressure without threatening run-in, 4th of 9, 10l behind Prince Of Fire (11-12) at Down Royal 2m hdl gs in Aug.