CHIPS ARE DOWN landed a nursery at the Curragh last month and went to Galway on Saturday for a better class event where he finished runner-up to Cestre Notre Gris. That was over 7f and the slightly shorter trip and less taxing opposition can enable him to return to winning ways. Bedecked has shown potential and makes her handicap debut but Fontana Di Trevi was over four lengths behind the selection on Saturday and, though missing the break badly, she looks to have too much ground to make up. Andy Oliver also runs Youtalktoomuch, who has run quite well in all three starts and makes her nursery debut from a lowly mark.
Mrs Bean (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 8, 13l behind Afonso De Sousa (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gd in Jul.
Chips Are Down (IRE) 10-3 (8-3) Chased leader, led after 2f, ridden 2f out, kept on, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Cest Notre Gris (8-10) at Galway 7f 2yo hcp sft.
Bedecked (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, last of 6, 8l behind Versilia Gal (8-13) at Navan 6f 2yo aut sft in Jun.
Fontana Di Trevi (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Rearing before stalls opened, slowly into stride and rear, headway into 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra entering straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Cest Notre Gris (8-10) at Galway 7f 2yo hcp sft.
Beau Sakhee 50-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 7th, in touch on outer entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind The Ferryman (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
Youtalktoomuch (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) In rear, 7th before straight, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 8, 6l behind Hard Core Debt (9-2) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut gs in Jun.
Randall's Alannah (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) Keen hold, tracked leaders, mainly 4th, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 12l behind Hard Yards (9-2) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut sft in Jul.