PRIOMHBHEAN came from a long way back to edge out Putapriceonthat at Tipperary last month. Jim Bolger's filly has a progressive profile and it would be no surprise if she were to confirm the form with the runner-up, despite re-opposing on less favourable terms. Skyway has yet to finish outside the first three in five outings and should be prominent again while the return to a slightly longer trip won't faze Rock Critic, though the handicapper seems to have taken exception to his winning run. Charminamix and Lord Kenmare are old rivals but both look to be facing a stiff task at the weights against less exposed types.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outer, weakened from 3f out, 17th of 20, 12l behind Sea Lord (8-11) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jun.
Charminamix (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 14, 8l behind Castle Bar Sling (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcap gd in Jul.
Lord Chancellor (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and weakened 4f out, eased straight, pulled up 1f out, in a race won by Bob Le Beau (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug, 14 ran.
Rock Critic (IRE) 8-13fav (9-3) Keen hold and pressed leader in close 2nd, led entering straight, asserted over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, not extended, won at Naas 1m app hcp 50-85 gd in Aug beating Greatwallofchina (9-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Chantilly Lace (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to 2nd 2f out, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra and weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 9l behind Charminamix (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcap gf in May.
Priomhbhean (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Held up, outpaced after halfway, ridden in 6th 3f out, last on outer entering straight, progress from 2f out, ran on well to lead near line, won at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp 60-90 gf in Aug beating Putapriceonthat (8-13) by nk, 7 ran.
Kalacan (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Keen early, 4th halfway, lost place 3f out, eased straight, 16th of 17, 16l behind Strandfield Lady (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 50-85 gd in Aug.
Camira (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Towards rear, kept on well without threatening from 2f out, 8th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Simla Sunset (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m fll hcp 60-90 gd in Aug.
Wealdmore Wave (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway under pressure from 2f out, 4th 1f out, led near finish, headed on line, 2nd of 30, shd behind Musical Rain (8-1) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-80 in May.
Putapriceonthat (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Held up, last 3f out, 6th traveling well entering straight, led and ridden 1f out, kept on, headed near line, 2nd of 7, nk behind Priomhbhean (9-2) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp 60-90 gf in Aug.
Skyway (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Soon led and made virtually all, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, kept on well final furlong, all out, won at Tipperary 1m 1f stks gf in Aug beating Rock Medley (9-0) by hd, 10 ran.
Sean Og Coulston (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Never better than mid-division, kept on same pace from 2f out, 11th of 20, 7l behind Sea Lord (8-11) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jun.