Adrian McGuinness wastes no time bringing out Toufan Express under a penalty after his victory at Dundalk on Sunday and he's won from much higher marks than this in the past. Cairdiuil scored over the C&D a year ago and looked on the way back with a very good run behind Gris Ladera at Galway, only his second run of the year. Daisy Mountain is running well enough to be in the shake-up but Wot A Shot is 10lb higher than when scoring at Naas in July. BENALEX PARK was behind Daisy Mountain at Tipperary but hasn't had much racing and showed improved form to score over the C&D last week. He's been let in lightly with just 3lb extra and looks the one to beat in a tough handicap.
Toufan Express 11-1 (9-10) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, narrow lead last 150 yards, kept on well under pressure, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Cash Or Casualty (9-4) by nk, 14 ran.
Cairdiuil (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Led and took keen hold early, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Gris Ladera (9-5) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Aug.
Confident Cub (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders and raced very keenly, 4th halfway, no extra under 2f out, weakened, 15th of 16, 19l behind Wot A Shot (8-3) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Phoebe Van Gelder (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 8l behind Irish Reel (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp hvy in Aug.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd early straight and ridden to lead 1f out, strongly pressed and headed 100 yards out, no extra, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Accompanist (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Wot A Shot (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Daigreen (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, bumped and short of room in 5th halfway, ridden early straight and no extra from 1 1/2f out, weakened, 12th of 14, 14l behind Grand Heiress (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Benalex Park 9-2 (8-13) In rear, switched right and headway in 5th over 1f out, challenged final furlong and led 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Aug beating Pepparpot (9-9) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Lady Lyrath (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching straight where wide, challenged and every chance from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace 1 1/2f out, 4th of 15, 10l behind Morethanafeeling (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gs in Aug.
Painted Fingers (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and kept on one paced from 3f out, 6th of 13, 6l behind Liberty To Rock (8-11) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Fastnowfast (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, no threat in straight, last of 14, 19l behind Grand Heiress (8-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Go Babie Go (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Marlos Moment (9-9) at Roscommon 1m 4f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in Aug.
Indian Stone (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 12, 8l behind Packsapunch (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
Mooretown Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden in 11th into straight, soon no impression, kept on well without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Morethanafeeling (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gs in Aug.
The Fourth Of May (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Prominent and led before halfway, headed 4f out and weakened quickly approaching straight, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Polly Ella (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Captain May (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Led and disputed, ridden and headed over 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, dropped to 5th and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Edith Cowan (9-0) at Cork 1m 1f mdn stks sft in Jun.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Led early, prominent, weakened approaching straight, 13th of 15, 41l behind Morethanafeeling (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gs in Aug.
Our Breff (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Slowly away, waited with off the pace towards rear, headway to chase leaders from over 6f out, moderate 3rd and no impression approaching 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Spider Zagato (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Aug.