This looks a very tight handicap. Hes Our Music was narrowly beaten by Strandield Lady at Ballinrobe and today's faster going should be to his advantage. SUSIESCOT has only won once in 18 starts but has slipped to a fair mark as a consequence and was only headed close home when runner-up to Toccata Blue at the Curragh. She can double her winning tally here though General Bunching beat a big field over the course and distance last month and looks a threat. Velvet Ribbon makes her handicap debut under Ana O'Brien and is very much an unknown quantity after just three starts while Daigreen ran quite well at Galway last week and would have a fine chance if the ground eases.
Maude Adams (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Soon well off the pace, poor 6th before straight, closer order but last 1f out, soon no impression, last of 7, 9l behind Pearl Of Africa (8-7) at Limerick 1m fll hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 11-10fav (9-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead entering straight, challenged and kept on final furlong, headed closing stages, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Strandfield Lady (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f stks 0-80 in Jul.
Iron Major (IRE) 11-4fav (8-8) Held up in touch, went 4th 3f out, soon ridden on outer, no impression from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Mordanmijobsworth (8-10) at Naas 1m hcp gf in Jul.
Star Links (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, last of 10, 27l behind Maundy Money (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 hvy.
Susiescot (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Waited with towards back, closer in 5th over 3f out, ridden to challenge and lead from 1f out, kept on well, headed closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Toccata Blue (9-6) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jul.
Mona Brown (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 15th of 16, 12l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Daigreen (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, good headway approaching straight to lead 2f out, strongly pressed and headed early final furlong, soon no extra in 3rd and dropped to 4th on line, 4th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Toufan Express (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 sft in Jul.
Enigma Code (UAE) 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra entering straight, 9th of 15, 11l behind Footprint (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Prominent, 4th before straight, no extra from under 2f out, 13th of 14, 12l behind Shake The Bucket (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Miller Beach 7-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 9l behind Lucky Kitten (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
General Bunching (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway entering straight, ridden in 2nd 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul beating Great Ability (9-3) by 1l, 16 ran.
Velvet Ribbon 3-1 (9-0) Raced close 2nd, 2nd 3f out, soon ridden, weakened from 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 6, 39l behind Drifting Mist (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll mdn stks gf in Jul.
Roja Dove (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 16, 6l behind General Bunching (9-1) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Polly Ella (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Towards rear off pace and 9th halfway, pushed along and no impression entering straight, never a factor, 8th of 10, 25l behind Fionnuar (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Jun.