Maundy Money has really found his feet on fast ground and bids for a hat-trick after victories at Roscommon and here on Monday. A 5lb penalty shouldn't prevent another big run, a remark that also applies to last week's Dundalk winner Gatamalata, who has finally got his head in front and is on a very lowly mark. Amazing Star has won once in 37 starts on the Flat on Turf but almost doubled that tally at Leopardstown and should get involved while it's about time Pivotal Rock was losing his maiden tag on Turf and can reverse recent Gowran running with Roja Dove. BADGER DALY looks to have dropped to a winnable mark and found 1m2f too far at Roscommon so with Ronan Whelan's claim a big help he's taken to come out on top in a tricky handicap.
Maundy Money 9-2fav (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 3 1/2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Killarney 1m hcp gf beating Slim Chance (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Measured Approval (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 14th of 16, 12l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Moonbi Creek (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, 9l behind Golden Shoe (9-4) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 sft in Jul '12.
Amazing Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out, headway on outer 1f out, kept on well final furlong to 2nd closing stages, just held 2nd at line, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Teoranta (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Settled off pace in last, ridden in last entering straight, progress on outer from 2f out, kept on without threatening to go 4th inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Captain Cullen (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 gf.
Badger Daly (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Prominent, keen hold, on terms 4f out, in front before straight, strongly pressed from 2f out, headed and dropped to 3rd over 1f out, no extra, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind To Choose (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Hatton Cross (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 13, 5l behind Teoranta (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Busalla (IRE) 4-1fav (9-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 10th of 15, 13l behind Elusive Express (9-1) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gf.
Takeover Bid (USA) 16-1 (10-0) Soon led, pushed along and headed approaching straight, soon no extra and eased when beaten from over 1f out, last of 11, 34l behind Sweet Annathea (9-4) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Mid-division on inner, some headway into 5th under 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong to go 4th closing stages, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Liberty To Rock (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Roja Dove (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Towards rear, driven along and came wide into straight, headway into 6th 1f out, kept on same pace into 5th final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 4l behind Sweet Annathea (9-4) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Gatamalata (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Soon led and made virtually all, ridden early straight and strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol beating Khelino (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Maal (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Held up, 10th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 13, 6l behind Teoranta (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gf in Jun.
Apache Gold (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 10l behind Shalaman (9-9) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gf.
Havelock Ellis 6-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, headway into 8th 3f out, ridden in 8th on outer 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Three Bells (9-3) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gd.