There was plenty to like about Chapter Nine's run behind Sublime Talent at the Curragh and he can go well from the same mark. ZERASHAN landed a Fairyhouse maiden and didn't quite get the run of the race on his handicap debut behind Notalossonya here last month. He wasn't beaten far and the winner went in again at Galway last week and he can get back on the winning trail. Speechmaker will attract support on his handicap bow after his victory on fast ground at Roscommon while Strandfield Lady is back over her best trip after failing to last out 1m4f at Galway. However, she is badly treated with Flattery, who was just behind her over the C&D last time and is much better off at the weights.
Kalacan (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, driven along in 4th under 2f out, no impression final furlong, kept on one pace under pressure, 5th of 14, 2l behind Castle Bar Sling (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcap gd in Jul.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 41l behind Pop Rock (9-2) at Galway 1m 6f stks gf in Jul.
Rassi Maguire (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden in 4th 2f out, 2nd final furlong, kept on without threatening winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Maybe Grace (9-11) at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Chapter Nine (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1l behind Sublime Talent (9-6) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-85 gd in Jul.
Dawn To Dance (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden into 7th 3f out, no impression in 8th 2f out, soon no extra, 14th of 18, 11l behind Sublime Talent (9-6) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-85 gd in Jul.
Zerashan (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, slightly hampered entering straight, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 2l behind Notalossonya (8-6) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 4f out, 6th 3f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, challenged in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Dusty Trail (9-6) at Galway 1m 4f stks gf in Jul.
Meyyal (USA) 20-1 (10-1) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 3f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 19l behind Midnight Soprano (9-0) at Wexford 1m 3f mdn stks in Jul.
Speechmaker 6-4fav (9-0) Settled 2nd, ridden to challenge straight, forced slightly left under 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Roscommon 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut gf in Jun beating Valbucca (8-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Adam's Return (IRE) 6-1fav (9-10) Mid-division, headway 1 1/2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, drifted right final furlong and kept on, 4th of 23, 3 1/2l behind Packsapunch (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-75 sft in Oct.
Redera (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 4th 3f out, 8th and no extra over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 17th of 22, 19l behind Silent Decision (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 55-85 in Oct.
Sandymount Lady (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Mid-division, progress on outer approaching straight, 4th over 1 1/2f out, 3rd and challenged 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 23, 2 1/4l behind Luttrell Lady (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Lizzie Bennett (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway in 9th entering straight, kept on final furlong, 5th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Dusty Trail (9-6) at Galway 1m 4f stks gf in Jul.
Flattery 8-1 (8-9) 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Strandfield Lady (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f app hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
Gipsy Countess (IRE) 5-1fav (8-9) Led and disputed, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 18, 5l behind Sublime Talent (9-6) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-85 gd in Jul.
Green To Gold (IRE) 14-1 (7-11) Prominent on outer, 3rd into straight, soon ridden, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 3l behind Premier Rouge (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 50-85 gf in Jul.
Solar Sail (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Never better than mid-division, 20th of 24, 28l behind Mary From Murroe (8-4) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 0-70 hvy in Aug '08.