Ridestan bids for a hat-trick after an easy win at Galway but the handicapper is taking no chances and has raised him a further 11lb. Solar Focus posted his best effort to date when second at Leopardstown and can race off the same mark today but BAZAAR looks more progressive. He landed the odds in a Ballinrobe maiden with the minimum of fuss and further improvement is expected in this. Stablemate and Dundalk winner Waver has been out of sorts so far this year but Shalaman and Spring Focus could both go well off their current marks.
Waver (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression over 2f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Azurite (8-10) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp gf in May.
Shalaman (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, progress on far rail early straight and 6th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Chance To Dance (9-3) at Cork 1m 4f pren hcp gf in Jun.
Louisville Lip (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along approaching 3f out, 8th over 2f out, soon no extra,, 7th of 10, 18l behind Pyromaniac (9-8) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80.
Ridestan (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Prominent and led after 2f, ridden to assert entering straight, kept on well final furlong, won at Galway 1m 4f stks gd in Jul beating Knight's Parade (10-0) by 4l, 15 ran.
Spring Focus (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Raced wide and improved to lead after 2f, ridden entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 14l behind Gone Viral (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp.
Mutanaweb (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Dwelt tracked winner after 2f, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 13, 7l behind Ultimate (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Bazaar (IRE) 4-9fav (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along in 2nd 3f out, ridden and improved to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn stks in Jul beating Ballymac Rosey (9-9) by 3l, 10 ran.
Pirate Cove (IRE) 7-4 (9-9) Led, pressed 3f out, ridden and headed when checked entering straight, 3rd and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Falkirk (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 2f mdn stks.
Shadagann (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace close home, 8th of 16, 7l behind Pyromaniac (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gd in Jun.
South South West (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge 3f out, ridden to lead 2 1/2f out, headed under 2f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 19l behind Cliff House (8-6) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcap sft in Apr.
Stradater (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and dropped to 7th entering straight, kept on one paced from 2f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Gone Viral (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp.
Solar Focus (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Soon led, narrowly headed 4f out, pushed along and led under 3f out, headed 1f out, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Sweet Cherry (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp sft.
Duke of Dance (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 14, 10l behind Gun Shoot (9-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.