The old-timer Fit The Cove has dropped to such a lowly mark that he's turning back the years with two fine efforts already this month but may find CURL CAT too strong here. Thomas Cleary's charge fell when tried over hurdles in March but it doesn't appear to have affected him as he ran a fine race over 1m1f at Ballinrobe last month and has shown better form over this trip. Wellmarked has also returned to form in the soft ground and though not quite able to cope with Ningaloo Reef at Naas last time he won from a higher mark than this at Cork in October. Majestic Pearl couldn't drop any lower but is still a maiden after 27 starts while Theyturnedmedown ran poorly from an 8lb higher mark at Sligo after scoring over the C&D a week earlier.
Theyturnedmedown (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, dropped to 5th and no impression under pressure from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 12l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-2) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Curl Cat (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Waited with, still a lot to do in 9th 3f out, ridden into moderate 4th over 1f out, closed well inside final furlong and switched, kept on well, not reach 1st 2, 3rd of 16, 1/2l behind Via Del Corso (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Mrs Batt (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, strongly pressed 2f out and headed over 1f out, no extra and weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 7l behind Night Singer (9-0) at Cork 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in Apr.
Alpha And Omega (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division best, kept on without threatening from over 2f out, 7th of 16, 5l behind Via Del Corso (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Maggie The Cat 12-1 (8-7) Very slowly away and never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 11, 11l behind Little Arrows (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 gs.
Wellmarked (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along in 7th halfway, steady headway and driven along in 3rd over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Ningaloo Reef (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Ayanna (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Led, clear from halfway, ridden entering straight and headed over 1f out, no extra and weakened quickly, 11th of 12, 23l behind Balladiene (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 sft in Jun.
Pussyfooting (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Close up and disputed lead, no extra from under 2f out, 14th of 16, 19l behind Mctaggart (9-6) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Carmen Tango (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden from halfway, no extra from before straight, last of 10, 34l behind Naked Cowboy (9-5) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Cinnin Oir (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Very slowly away and always behind, 13th of 14, 13l behind Bendzoldan (9-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, no extra under pressure 1 1/2f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Topadee (9-10) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Majestic Pearl (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, headway to chase leaders but plenty to do over 2f out, 7th approaching straight, kept on without threatening under pressure, 4th of 14, 10l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-2) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Orafinitis (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 9th of 15, 11l behind Theyturnedmedown (8-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Rayberts Pet (IRE) 66-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th on inner halfway, driven along and no extra approaching straight, weakened, 9th of 10, 47l behind Romantic Stroll (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m fll mdn stks sft in Jun.
Vasoni (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened from 4f out, 14th of 15, 26l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders in 5th on inner, ridden in 4th early straight, no impression from 1f out and kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Little Arrows (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 gs.