Target Acquired might just be in the handicapper's grip after failing to complete a hat-trick at Roscommon but Brown Butterfly is just 1lb higher than her latest success in May and has the promising Gary Halpin on board. INDIAN ICON is progressing nicely and though his only success was over 7f he's run well over further including when attempting to concede weight to Lucky Kitten at Galway. He can progress further and take this though Maudlin Magdalen has also suddenly found her form though a 12lb rise for her victory at Bellewstown looks harsh. Cairdiuil stayed on strongly over 7f at Galway so this trip will be more to his liking.
Elusive Prince 25-1 (10-0) Towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 12th of 15, 10l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd.
Brown Butterfly 9-1 (8-13) Dwelt and rear, pushed along after 2f, some late headway final furlong, 8th of 15, 8l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd.
Beat The Ballot (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 10l behind Wrekin Rock (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Mar.
Zalty (FR) 33-1 (8-7) Slowly away, in rear, never involved, 12th of 13, 14l behind Yeager (8-3) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Target Acquired (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, disputed after 1f, led after 2f, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 2nd 1f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong and 4th close home, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd.
Indian Icon (FR) 6-4 (9-5) Held up in 4th and kept wide, ridden in 3rd entering straight and wandered a bit under pressure, kept on same pace to go 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Lucky Kitten (9-2) at Galway 1m hcp 60-95 3yo sft in Jul.
Measured Approval (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 5l behind Bainne (8-9) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, last and no impression under pressure approaching straight, kept on same pace, last of 11, 6l behind Lady O Malley (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp gd.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Led and disputed, ridden and pressed 2f out, asserted and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gd beating Antiquus (9-10) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Cairdiuil (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) A bit sluggish out of stalls, soon mid-division, improved into moderate 3rd into straight, stayed on well without threatening inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Capitol Hill (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 sft.