SHOW COURT is comfortably the pick on official ratings and scored at Leopardstown last season on soft ground. He showed his versatility with a fine effort on fast going at the Curragh last month and this should prove within his capabilities. It was very testing going when Sho Girl scored at Roscommon last month and she didn't handle fast ground at the Curragh last time so she looks the main threat under tonight's conditions. Qasser has yet to recapture last season's good form while Traveller's Tales hasn't shown much since arriving from Richard Hannon's yard.
Qasser (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden 4f out, went 3rd 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 10l behind Benbecula (9-3) at Tramore 1m 4f stks fm.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Soon in rear, still last before straight, no impression in moderate 8th over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 9, 11l behind To Choose (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 gf.
Sho Girl (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden into straight, 4th 2f out, soon no impression, no extra from over 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind Majenta (8-8) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp 60-90 gf.
Show Court (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway early straight and ridden in 3rd under 2f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 1 1/4l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-2) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in May.
Baraka Boy (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) 13th of 14, 22l behind Ard Na Greine (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct '08.
Traveller's Tales 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders in 3rd, disputing 3rd and under pressure when slipped up under 3f out, in a race won by Benbecula (9-3) at Tramore 1m 4f stks fm, 7 ran.