Mellow Manner was brought with a well-timed effort to score over a mile at Killarney but has never tackled beyond that trip on the Flat and she's run poorly when tried over hurdles. Coppers has had two placed efforts in 22 starts, both on Polytrack, so it's difficult to work up enthusiasm for her while Farranderry makes her handicap debut and hasn't shown much so far. STAR OF ARAGON has the strongest form of any of these and has generally been in good heart on the level and over timber. He is better over further but these races are often run at a furious gallop and his stamina can come into play. He gets the nod over the lightly-raced and promising Placere, a very good fourth behind Scots Gaelic at Fairyhouse on his handicap debut a couple of weeks ago.
Placere (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Scots Gaelic (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gf.
Star Of Aragon (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd approaching straight, 2nd 2f out but soon no impression, no extra in 5th final furlong, weakened, 5th of 11, 13l behind Louisville Lip (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 hvy.
Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into close 3rd 2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 14, 12l behind Flavia Tatiana (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct.
Mellow Manner (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Soon mid-division, progress on outer to chase leaders under 2f out, ridden into 3rd and challenged from 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near finish, won at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gs in May beating Whitethorne Scent (9-4) by nk, 13 ran.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden in 8th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 7l behind The Fox Tully (9-7) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft.
Saint By Day (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 15th of 17, 36l behind Lough Ferrib (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft.
Apache Gold (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, last of 15, 30l behind Wandering Heart (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Jul.
Catch Light 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 12th of 18, 26l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf.
Coppers (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inner, 6th 3f out, soon ridden, kept on one paced straight, 4th of 15, 7l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Derby Desire (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, lost place after halfway, soon no extra, last of 13, 50l behind Forest Minx (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf.
Farranderry (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led after a couple of furlongs, headed 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 10l behind Violet Lashes (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut sft.
Princess Tuptin (IRE) 11-4 (8-4) In touch towards rear, no impression under pressure from over 2f out, 4th of 5, 15l behind Solaras Exhibition (8-9) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Aug.
Sir Cecil's Girl (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 17, 14l behind The Fox Tully (9-7) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft.
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Mid-division best, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 13th of 17, 15l behind Kashmir Peak (9-11) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in May.
Tohugo (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Fluidity (9-4) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 50-80 sft.
Positive Vibes 25-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, no threat from 3f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 26l behind Time Of My Life (8-10) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 in May.
Killdunne (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, weakened approaching straight, last of 16, 35l behind Mctaggart (9-6) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gd.