Bonifacio scored over the trip at Sligo in July and was having his first start since a poor effort at Killarney two days later when an excellent second to Diyla at Ballinrobe and can go well despite being on his highest-ever mark. However, Rudigreen, who was only just behind at Ballinrobe, was returning from a year off and should turn the tables. DIAMOND SHOWER received a 12lb hike in the weights after scoring comfortably at Cork in August but ran well enough under his extra burden when runner-up to Old Theatre Royal over 2m at Ballinrobe. He should be suited by today's distance and may just have too many guns for the consistent Ella Watson, who was unfortunate to be caught right on the line by I Hear A Symphony at Sligo last week. Waterville still has plenty of life in him judged by his run behind Jack Cool at Listowel recently, his first start since May of last year.
Emily Pankhurst (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th approaching 6 out, no extra from 3 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Qeasy (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul, 18 ran.
Bonifacio (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th and progress halfway, moderate 2nd 3 out, closed on leader after 2 out, every chance approaching straight, no impression from last, kept on, 2nd of 16, 4l behind Diyla (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens09 in Sep.
Rudigreen (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, 6th 3 out, moderate 4th and ridden 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Diyla (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens09 in Sep.
Topper Harley (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway in 9th 3 out, ridden into 5th 2 out, soon no extra and kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 5l behind Cheer Up (10-11) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Bean Chroi Bhriste (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Mid-division, mistake 6th, ridden into moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 23l behind Elyaadi (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep.
Ella Watson (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Close 3rd, led 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed after 2 out, kept on well, headed last strides, 2nd of 10, shd behind I Hear A Symphony (11-12) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Sep.
Major Harry (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Always behind, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Prosperity Square (11-3) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Sep.
Mise En Place 8-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Go On Ya Boyo (9-10) at Cork 2m ext hcp hdl in Mar.
Mountain Heather (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders to halfway, weakened from 5 out, 13th of 18, 44l behind Jack Cool (11-3) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
South Wing (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 9th 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure, 5th of 16, 9l behind Rockazar (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Tilly Ann (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Led, headed 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 18, well behind Elyaadi (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep.
Diamond Shower (USA) 11-4fav (11-10) Mid-division, moderate 8th 3 out, soon driven along, 4th after 2 out, moderate 2nd from last, no impression when eased close home, 2nd of 16, 8l behind Old Theatre Royal (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Sep.
Effortless 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 18, 13l behind Ballyhaunis (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Ephorus (USA) 16-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 10th 3 out, soon no impression, moderate 9th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 18l behind Mickle Bower (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Mar '09.
Queen Of Hardship (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, some headway in moderate 11th before straight, ridden and soon no extra, 14th of 18, 37l behind AHorseCalledMolly (11-0) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Waterville (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, some progress when hampered 3 out, moderate 8th before 2 out, kept on, 5th of 18, 22l behind Jack Cool (11-3) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Sep.
Zarkozy (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Soon behind, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Vino Vino Cavo (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Aug, 16 ran.
Wrapitupboys (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closer in 6th 4 out, no extra from before 2 out, 11th of 15, well behind Clancy Strand (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
Undergraduate (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 4th from 6th, 3rd 6 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 9, well behind Farringdon (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f chs in Sep.
Brave Heart (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Disputed early, led 3rd, headed 5th, 2nd halfway, 6th 6 out, weakened before next, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Travino (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase in Mar, 15 ran.
Second Alliance (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 15, 37l behind Fearnwood Girl (10-8) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
All On Board (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Never a factor, 7th of 15, 18l behind Wee Giant (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Theglenbeighdancer (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 5th 4 out, no extra under pressure after next, 8th of 20, 36l behind Ragtime Lucy (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95.