Roscommon winner Have A Nice Day has yet to convince over this longer trip and looks vulnerable off a 6lb higher mark. Kevin Manning has a few good rides this evening and NAOISE may prove hard to beat if he reproduces his latest second over track and trip. That was his best run so far on Turf. Curragh runner-up Sretaw is still creeping up the weights while Connacht Council has disappointed the last twice and has only managed one win in 13 starts.
Connacht Council (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, no extra 2f out, last of 8, 17l behind Killourney Empress (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp sft in May.
Have A Nice Day 13-8fav (9-10) Led early, chased leaders, moderate 6th before straight, ridden to chase leaders and close in 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead final 50yds, won at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 beating Erelight (8-10) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Sretaw (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Raced mainly in 3rd, 2nd from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Dragon Fei (8-5) at Curragh 1m 2f fll hcp.
Nuestra Alegria (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, dropped to last and no impression from 2f out, 17th of 18, 17l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.
Carenza (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 12th of 17, 9l behind Artful Artist (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-70 gd.
Naoise (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, improved into 5th on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong and soon headed, kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Artful Artist (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-70 gd.
Le Cheile (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced after 1f, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 5l behind Pirita (9-0) at Down Royal 5f mdn stks gd in May.
Elusive Award (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 9th 2f out, progress under pressure inside final furlong and drifted right, kept on well, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Danequest (9-1) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gf.