Jazz Girl has been very busy this summer and was due to run in a top handicap at Dundalk yesterday. Cheval Rouge won this last year and has bounced back to form with a fine victory at Sligo, though she's now on her highest ever mark on her 47th start. Three-year-olds won the first three renewals of this and are strongly represented this time. Lady Giselle arrives in good form though she was disqualified after finishing second to Dark Crusader at Galway when her rider weighed in light. OVERLAND EXPRESS is on a hat-trick after victories at Cork and on her handicap debut at Down Royal where she was very impressive. This is tougher but there's much more to come and she's handed the vote. Tuscan Light was having only her second start when scoring easily at Wexford and makes her handicap bow from what could prove a lenient mark.
Maggie Dalton (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, improved to dispute lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong and no extra close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Cheval Rouge (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Settled towards rear, ridden and no impression early straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 10, 6l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 1f fll hcp gf.
Cheval Rouge (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, progress and ridden into moderate 7th 2f out, went 4th on outer 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Sligo 1m 2f hcp beating Treasure The Ridge (8-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Dalkova 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, checked early straight and 7th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 4th close home, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 1f fll hcp gf.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Driven along to soon lead, strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, soon dropped to 3rd and kept on one pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 1f fll hcp gf.
Daymooma 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks gf in Jul.
Lady Giselle (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Close up and led, in front over 2f out, strongly pressed and came off the rail a bit inside final furlong, headed near line, disqualified, weighed in light, in a race won by Dark Crusader (9-8) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 in Jul, 9 ran.
Tuscan Light 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders on inner, went 2nd 3f out, soon pushed along, disputed lead when accidentally struck by rival's whip under 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo mdn aut fll gd in May beating Madam Mo (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Overland Express (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Down Royal 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf in Jul beating Minister Of Mayhem (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, switched right and ridden early straight, no extra from 1f out, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 1f fll hcp gf.
Mamma Rosa (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, short of room 3f out, ridden into 2nd 2f out, soon challenged, led over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, pressed close home, won at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-65 beating Maal (9-2) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Senyuman (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, headed 1f out, soon no impression and eased close home, 8th of 12, 5l behind Sharjah (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Jul.