Elusive Express won in a finish of short heads with two stable companions at Bellewstown last week to gain a second success in 25 starts. Another good run is anticipated but a 5lb penalty may scupper follow-up claims. Roja Dove is the other last-time-out victor having also prevailed in a photo-finish at Gowran Park in an apprentice handicap - the same jockey takes the ride here. She escapes a penalty for that success and is respected along with top weight Maundy Monday. The latter continues to run his race despite being a stable veteran now but the choice is SMOKE CHARGER. Second in three of the last four starts, trip and ground will suit very well here and he looks fairly treated off an unchanged mark.
Maundy Money 6-1 (9-10) Soon tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 15, 8l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Jennys Lane (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, improved into 7th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 16, 2l behind Jumbo Steps (9-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-70 gf.
Pearl Opera 100-1 (9-8) Held up in last, ridden and went 4th 2 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 5, 17l behind Salhooda (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll stks sft in May.
Roja Dove (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Soon chased leaders in moderate 3rd, closed from before straight, challenged and on terms under 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied and ran on well inside final furlong to lead near line, won at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 gf beating Orion's Might (8-4) by hd, 14 ran.
Abrivado (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Soon led and clear, reduced lead from before straight, pressed and joined under 2f out, headed and no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Roja Dove (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m app hcp 47-65 gf.
Great Ability (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden in 10th 2f out, no impression in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 11l behind Vasoni (9-6) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Elusive Express (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Led, headed after 2f, regained lead 4f out, ridden and challenged 1 1/2f out, narrowly headed 1f out, rallied to lead again final 100 yards, all out, won at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gf beating Lily's Star (9-7) by shd, 15 ran.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Soon led, ridden 2f out and soon strongly pressed, headed over 1f out and no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Sophies Echo (9-5) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inner and 5th halfway, 3rd 2f out and no impression on winner 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Sophies Echo (9-5) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Tohugo (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Soon disputed lead, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 12l behind Edith Cowan (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70 in Jun.
All Silver (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) Soon tracked leaders, 4th and no impression from 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 5th of 15, 5l behind Flaring Forth (8-11) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Eurosmart Lady (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Prominent, 3rd 2f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Mt Weather (10-2) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Nomadic Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mounted out on track, soon tracked leaders, no extra from 2f out, 9th of 14, 24l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-2) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun '12.
Sprack Burn Bridge (IRE) 100-1 (9-13) Prominent early, soon ridden and lost place, dropped behind from 2f out, last of 11, 34l behind Royal Empress (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Tamujin (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Soon tracked leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 10th of 13, 6l behind Penny Serenade (8-8) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Harmonie (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division best, 10th before straight, no impression from 2f out, moderate 9th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Bronte (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll mdn stks gs in Jun.
Invincible Soul (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 7l behind Three Bells (9-3) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gd.