Shalaman has been extremely busy and was due to run here last night where he was likely to start a short price. Whatever happens there this is much tougher and Jazz Girl finished just in front of him at the Curragh on Saturday. Dermot Weld won this last year and Show Court should make a bold bid after another fine run in very testing ground at Galway when Plinth was just behind. MAGGIE DALTON hasn't had much racing but her overall form is strong and there's probably more to come. She looked a little unlucky in-running at Roscommon last time and is handed the vote. Castle Guest has really found his form but an 8lb rise for his victory at Gowran may scupper his hat-trick bid while Absolutlyfantastic returned from a spell of jumping to land a minor handicap over the course and distance and is just 4lb higher.
Show Court (IRE) 11-4fav (9-8) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, headway to lead entering straight and soon ridden, headed 150 yards out and no extra, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Curley Bill (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f hcp hvy.
Maggie Dalton (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Daymooma (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp gd.
Plinth (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and closer in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Manalapan (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp gd.
Time For Action (IRE) 6-4fav (8-10) Prominent in chasing group, closer in 4th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 8, 17l behind Solo Performer (9-6) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp gd in Jun.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Led and clear, ridden and strongly pressed from over 2f out, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Polished Rock (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f App hcp gd.
Castle Guest (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Led after 2f, ridden and pressed 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gd beating Brown Butterfly (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Absolutlyfantastic 6-4fav (9-7) Soon raced in moderate 4th, 3rd and closed from 2f out, 2nd and challenged from over 1f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks gf in Jul beating Beyond Berlin (9-7) by nk, 8 ran.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Mona Brown (9-2) at Naas 1m Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+).
Protestant (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Soon chased leaders, moderate 4th 4f out, no extra from 2f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Levanto (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Shalaman (IRE) 5-4fav (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden and progress on outer 3f out, close 3rd on outer 2f out, kept on without reaching leaders inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Polished Rock (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f App hcp gd.