Almadaa continues his busy year and was due to run in an apprentice race at Cork last night where he had a real chance. VASONI is a soft ground specialist who scored over the course and distance in June before a fine effort at Galway with an 8lb rise to contend with. She's well in and can see off the attentions of Jumbo Steps, who took 24 races to get off the mark then completed a double before a good second to How Splendid at Naas on Monday. Versilia Gal and Bainne fought out the finish of a course and distance handicap last month with the former just prevailing. The later had scored two days earlier and may have been feeling the effects so can reverse the places. Indian Landing has been running well but is 17lb higher than his victory at Dundalk in February.
Canary Row (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Morning With Ivan (9-1) at Cork 1m 1f hcp sft in Jun.
Seal Rock 16-1 (8-13) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 16th of 21, 7l behind Whozthecat (8-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, kept on same pace in 11th from before straight, 12th of 13, 12l behind Northern Rocked (8-3) at Galway 7f hcp hvy.
Indian Landing (IRE) 2-1fav (9-13) Led, ridden entering straight, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed close home, 4th of 15, 1/2l behind Footprint (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Norville (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden along halfway, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 11th of 12, 9l behind Eastern Rules (9-4) at Curragh 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Oor Jock (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) In rear and in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Hopes N Dreams (9-2) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gf in Jul.
Measured Approval (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 2f out, moderate 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 12l behind Maundy Money (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 hvy.
Versilia Gal (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Chased leader, pushed along in 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon led, strongly pressed final furlong, kept on well, won at Sligo 6f fll hcp 50-80 sft in Jun beating Bainne (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Bainne (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Held up early, headway into 4th halfway, close up in 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on final furlong, not match winner, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Versilia Gal (9-9) at Sligo 6f fll hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Coquette Noire (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Soon raced in moderate 3rd, closed going well to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Curragh 7f fll mdn stks gf in Jul beating Fire And Flame (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Soon prominent, on terms and clear of remainder 3f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed into straight, soon no extra, 7th of 14, 9l behind Capitol Hill (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 hvy.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 7-2 (9-13) Chased leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, 2nd and kept on inside final furlong without matching winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind How Splendid (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp.
Almadaa 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Target Acquired (9-8) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Vasoni (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Soon towards rear on outer, went moderate 7th into straight, ridden to chase leaders inside final furlong, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Capitol Hill (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 hvy.