Blackstone had appeared to improve on his penultimate start over this trip at the Curragh and his latest run when tailed off at Fairyhouse is best ignored as he completely lost his action in the early stages. The beautifully-bred Weld Arab has shown little in two starts but Intense Debate is the form pick after a couple of narrow defeats though she's already well exposed and vulnerable to an improver. ELUSIVE LAWRENCE caught the eye when staying on nicely over 7f at Roscommon after missing the break. She'll need to improve but there should be plenty more in the tank and she's handed the vote.
Less Is More (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, prominent, pushed along from 4f out, weakened over 3f out, eased straight, completely tailed off, last of 10, well behind Granddukeoftuscany (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks in Jun.
Smallnsmart (IRE) Indian Haven filly out of Ribald.
Bane (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression in 7th 2f out, moderate 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 17l behind Angel Of Joy (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m mdn stks gf.
Blackstone (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Dwelt and soon reminders, held up in touch, stumbled on grass markings where a fence had been situated approaching straight, soon reminder in 7th, moderate 8th from 2f out, soon no extra and eased 1f out, last of 9, 29l behind Muscle Beach (9-3) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Weld Arab (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden along in moderate 6th 3f out, soon no impression, never a factor, 6th of 8, 15l behind Kings Ryker (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn stks gd.
Celestial Fable (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra 2f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 22l behind Afternoon Sunlight (9-0) at Limerick 1m 3yo fll mdn in Apr.
Elusive Laurence (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear early, headway into 5th halfway, went 4th 2f out, reminders 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, not hard ridden and pushed along inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Kings Ryker (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn stks gd.
Intense Debate (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Settled in 4th, ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Royal Memory (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Sea Adventure (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Mid-division on outer, dropped to rear halfway and ridden, no impression 3f out, 10th of 11, 29l behind Angel Of Joy (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m mdn stks gf.
Zanka (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along approaching straight and no extra from 2f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Harry's Princess (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Nov.