This is a tricky handicap and Truly Delightful, who completed a double at Killarney last week, will need to improve again. Chance To Dance looked a smart prospect when beating Ebadani in a Clonmel maiden but the runner-up is rated 72 so a mark of 85 looks high. Cliff House has been raised a massive 13lb for a surprise victory at Tipperary, when All About Alfie was well beaten, and Chill may have more of a chance after a good run behind Hazariban at Navan though he's been well beaten over timber subsequently. BENKEI was just behind in that Navan race on his handicap debut. The assessor has taken note and raised him 5lb but there's much more to come from Pat Smullen's mount and he can gain his first success.
Chance To Dance (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Settled towards rear, progress to lead over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Clonmel 1m 2f mdn stks beating Ebadani (9-7) by 3l, 5 ran.
Placere (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression over 2f out, last of 10, 15l behind Azurite (8-10) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp gf.
Captainofthefleet (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Led, joined 5f out, ridden and headed entering straight, under pressure and kept on one pace, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Newellen (8-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90.
Fisher Bridge (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leader in 2nd and disputed lead, clear of remainder, led 4f out, ridden and reduced advantage over main group 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, all out to just hold on, won at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp gf in Sep beating Crystal Earth (9-9) by hd, 16 ran.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, last halfway, ridden and progress into 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 6l behind Edge Of Sanity (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp.
Cliff House (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 7th halfway, progress into 5th 4f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon led, kept on strongly from over 1f out, comfortably, won at Tipperary 1m 4f sft in Apr beating Ibsen (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
All About Alfie (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Led, pushed along 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Sailors Warn (8-12) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp.
Chill (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress to lead 2f out, under pressure and challenged final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 17, hd behind Hazariban (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f hcp sft in Apr.
Authinger (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, no extra in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 21l behind Ursa Major (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun '12.
Cest Notre Gris (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Pushed along in rear early, under pressure 3f out, some progress into 5th entering straight, no extra, 5th of 7, 11l behind Sailors Warn (8-12) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp.
Cin Cin (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th early straight and no impression 1f out, kept on under pressure into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Hisaabaat (9-10) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr.
Shadagann (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Azurite (8-10) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp gf.
Banker Burke (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Raced in 7th, ridden and progress into 3rd over 1f out, under pressure and challenged inside final furlong, no impression final 50 yards, 4th of 17, 1/2l behind Hazariban (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f hcp sft in Apr.
Benkei (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 2nd 2f out, under pressure and challenged final furlong, every chance and kept on one pace, 3rd of 17, hd behind Hazariban (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f hcp sft in Apr.
Truly Delightful (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Always prominent, ridden to challenge and on terms 2f out, soon gained narrow lead, strongly pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 sft beating Future Earner (8-11) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Castle Of Argh (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leader, closer order halfway, almost on terms over 4f out, no impression from under 2f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Cosmic Cannonball (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks hvy in Apr.
Whatuthink (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) In rear, pushed along after 3f, ridden and no impression 4f out, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 11, 11l behind Mindy (9-3) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 50-80.