Connections of KILLOURNEY EMPRESS will be hoping for some rain as it was soft ground when she scored at Sligo on Tuesday. She won with a bit in hand and a 5lb penalty shouldn't be enough to prevent a quick double. Blue Ridge Lane doesn't win very often but he's only 1lb higher than his last winning mark so should get into the mix along with Mahrajaan, who ran very well over hurdles at Tipperary early this month. Saturday Night found plenty of improvement when a close third to All About Timing in a Fairyhouse handicap a couple of weeks ago and wouldn't need much more to get involved here.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 14th of 16, 14l behind Reposer (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp in May.
Vim (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 5f out, no impression, 9th of 11, well behind Mutiska (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in May.
Abrivado (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Soon mid-division, dropped behind approaching straight, 14th of 15, 46l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) One of the slowest away from stalls, pushed along from 4f out, wide straight, ridden into 8th 1f out, ran on well final furlong, not quite get to 1st 2, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Air Chief (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd.
Adatara (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 5l behind Rythmic (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Killourney Empress (IRE) 10-3fav (8-13) Mid-division, headway into 4th 2f out, challenged entering straight, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft beating Liberty's Gift (9-10) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Waterhouse (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, last of 17, 24l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd.
Time Travel 12-1 (9-1) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd.
Mahrajaan (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3f out, weakened, 15th of 17, 19l behind Legendary Times (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gf in Aug '11.
Saturday Night (USA) 12-1 (8-10) Disputed early, headed after 2f, chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead over 2f out, ridden and disputed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind All About Timing (8-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Bawntameena (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Soon mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Mighty Whitey (9-6) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks gs in Jun '12.
Knockdoha (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, in touch until pushed along approaching straight and no extra 2f out, weakened, last of 9, 19l behind Abou Ben (10-9) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) sft.
Mellow Manner (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Ridden and soon behind, never a factor, kept on straight, 10th of 15, 22l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65.
Timjoe (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Whipped around at start and left at start, in a race won by Invincible Don (9-0) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 fm, 13 ran.
Authorative (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, niggled along before halfway, no impression 2f out, 9th of 14, 17l behind Rapid Approach (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.
Skimming Stone (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 6th from 2f out, 5th 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Stephen Hero (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Ruhar (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Soon towards rear, no extra from before straight, last of 16, 34l behind Knights Templar (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Fairy Court (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Annie Other (10-13) at Wexford 2m amat mdn stks gf in May.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, slightly short of room over 1f out, ridden into 2nd under 1f out, kept on without reaching winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Auden (9-4) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks sft.