This looks a very tight handicap though we should get a good run from Little Arrows, whose defeat by Edith Cowan here last week should be boosted by the winner in the previous race. Pepparpot is up 6lb for a battling success under a fine ride from Katherine O'Brien at Gowran and there should be more to come from Mags Mullins' charge. House Limit, who was 4l back in third, has been in fine form on faster ground subsequently and would be a threat to all if the going remains on the quick side. TRULY GENIUS has yet to win a race on Turf but his two most recent starts, both when runner-up to Knight's Templar, give him every chance here and he gets the vote to end that losing streak.
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders and moderate 4th approaching straight, soon driven along and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 7th of 10, 19l behind Fionnuar (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf.
Cottesloe (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Waited with, well off the pace, wide and effort straight, soon 6th and no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 8l behind Shukhov (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp pol in Mar.
Dynastic 20-1 (8-5) Well off pace in mid-division best, never a factor, 9th of 14, 33l behind Captainofthefleet (8-9) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 sft in May.
If Per Chance (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, dropped to 6th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 12l behind Brown Butterfly (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m stks gf in May.
Pepparpot (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Disputed lead early, headed after 3f, led 2 1/2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed and edged left under pressure inside final furlong, all out, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 sft in May beating Badger Daly (9-4) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Truly Genius (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Mid-division racing keenly, ridden and headway into 3rd over 1f out, 2nd inside final furlong, no impression and kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Knights Templar (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, weakened straight, 12th of 14, 14l behind Atmospheric High (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Little Arrows (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Waited with, closer in 6th 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, soon not match winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Edith Cowan (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70.
Massabini (USA) 8-1 (9-11) Led after 2f, ridden and challenged 2f out, disputed over 1f out, kept on, headed close home, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind House Limit (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Quill And Vellum (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 12th of 15, 24l behind Speed Dial (9-9) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 47-65 in May.
Welsh Nayber 16-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 7l behind Layali Dubai (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
House Limit (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Led, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed from 1 1/2f out, kept on under pressure, headed close home, just held 2nd, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd.
Chignon (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 14th of 17, 20l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd.
Moreece (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, lost place from before straight, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 9, 22l behind Resolute Response (9-5) at Naas 1m 2f mdn stks in May.
Painted Fingers (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 16, 13l behind Knights Templar (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Wagadoogoochoochoo (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Dwelt and always towards rear, 13th of 14, 40l behind Killena Boy (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Apr.