Comedy Club and Ring Chief are likely improvers and worth a market check in this while Next Bend was expected to do better over this trip at Navan last month. CORONA BOREALIS has the best form in the book and, though slightly disappointing when joint favourite for a handicap over track and trip last time, might be worth another chance on today's quicker surface. Diamond Daze has made the frame in 18 of her 34 career starts, but doesn't always a great deal off the bridle.
Balboni (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, closer order from before halfway, dropped to last over 4f out, no impression over 2f out, moderate 9th 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 28l behind Back Off Mate (9-7) at Sligo 1m 4f app mdn sft.
Manorov 66-1 (10-2) Held up in 6th, ridden 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 7, 23l behind Renown (9-5) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Our Max 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt, towards rear, some progress in 10th entering straight, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 6l behind Hasanour (8-12) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Soon chased leaders in moderate 5th, closer order from before halfway, travelling smoothly from 4f out, 6th 3f out, pushed along over 2f out where 8th, briefly short of room before straight and no impression, moderate 6th and one pace from 1f out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Back Off Mate (9-7) at Sligo 1m 4f app mdn sft.
Comedy Club (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In rear off pace, last halfway, ridden in 10th approaching straight, kept on well inside final furlong to 6th, 6th of 11, 8l behind Illusive (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn stks.
Corona Borealis 7-2fav (8-4) Pushed along early towards rear, soon raced in 4th, pushed along under 3f out, moderate 2nd 1f out, no impression and one pace, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Queen Of Alba (8-4) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp sft.
Front Run (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 7th of 8, 28l behind Brooch (9-0) at Galway 1m mdn stks gd in Jul.
Mountmills (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon in rear and behind, reminders from 5f out, no extra and eased from before straight, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Granddukeoftuscany (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks in Jun.
Next Bend (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, pushed along early straight and 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind The Big Cat (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Ring Chief (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, 5th halfway, 4th 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Massinga (9-0) at Galway 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Dancingatmidnight (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 27l behind Vector Force (9-2) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.