Charlie Elliott rode the winner of this a year ago but his mount Tohugo has yet to win a race despite a couple of good efforts. Ray Dawson is one of the more experienced jockeys in this and can steer EDITH COWAN to a deserved success. She was encountering fast ground for the first time when very unlucky in-running here last week and can gain compensation despite a 3lb rise. Little Arrows is just 4lb higher than when scoring over 7f here a year ago and appeared back to form at the last meeting while Ere Yesterday has shown potential in just three starts and makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark. Energize has plenty of weight but has been performing with credit in better company.
Energize (FR) 9-1 (9-4) Soon towards rear, pushed along approaching straight, no impression in last from over 1f out, last of 7, 16l behind Brown Butterfly (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m stks gf in May.
Edith Cowan (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Mid-division on inner mainly 5th, not clear run under 2f out and switched right early final furlong, stayed on well inside final 100 yards to nearly snatch 2nd, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Knights Templar (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf.
Massini's Trap (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, pushed along and no threat from early straight, 8th of 10, 13l behind Knights Templar (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf.
Happy Maverick (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, last of 10, 21l behind Danzerini (9-8) at Navan 1m hcp 50-80 gf.
Little Arrows (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, went moderate 3rd entering straight and some headway over 1f out, no chance with easy winner but kept on same pace under pressure to go 2nd final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Fionnuar (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf.
At Boolavogue (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 8th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 17l behind Circle (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks gs in Aug.
Celtic Dane (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Soon in rear, progress on outer 3f out, no impression in 7th and kept on from 1f out, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Stronger Than Me (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in Apr.
Ere Yesterday (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Akira (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn sft in May.
Tohugo (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden into 10th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 13l behind House Limit (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Ask The Farmer (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 14, 13l behind Cottesloe (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Crystal Harmony (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 8th of 16, 12l behind Knights Templar (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Carenza (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 10th 1f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 6l behind Paynes Find (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.