Several of these arrive in top form including Oor Jock, who halted a losing run going back to 2010 with a victory over 6f at Naas on Wednesday. He's still on a fair mark despite a penalty and the extra furlong is no concern. The three-year-old Northern Surprise is up 6lb for beating Tom Dooley at Sligo in May and he's never faced fast ground but Eljowzah will love the conditions and will be supported to follow-up his recent success at Fairyhouse. However, he was behind FLEET CAPTAIN when they occupied the first two places at Dundalk in November and the winner, who has continued to perform with credit, is actually lower in the weights so is taken to regain the winning thread. Three Bells went up a massive 11lb for his Sligo victory and couldn't cope over a mile at Bellewstown. The filly Empress Toorah led for a long way over a mile at Naas on Wednesday and is at the right end of the weights to make her presence felt.
Fleet Captain 4-1 (9-8) Ran 6th, pushed along in 5th and hampered over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind In Salutem (9-9) at Limerick 7f hcp 50-80 gd in Jun.
Elusive Prince 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, progress into mid-division halfway, ridden entering straight and soon no extra, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 12l behind Dancing Cosmos (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Mar.
Three Bells (IRE) 4-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Strait Of Zanzibar (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gd.
Our Manekineko 20-1 (9-10) Raced mainly in 4th, ridden from 2f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Korbous (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app stks gf.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up, pushed along over 3f out, lost place but still close up 2f out, 6th and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind Waydownsouth (9-9) at Sligo 1m 2f clm stks gd in Jun.
Cottrell 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leader in 3rd, driven approaching straight, no impression final 2f, 8th of 12, 14l behind Misty Lane (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 50-70 gf in Jun.
Oor Jock (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Chased leader, ridden and progress to lead 1 1/2f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, held on, won at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf beating Count Of Carabass (8-11) by hd, 14 ran.
Northern Surprise (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, progress over 2f out, bit short of room, 4th entering straight, driven to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Sligo 6f 3yo hcp in May beating Tom Dooley (8-8) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Eljowzah (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Led until headed after 1f, prominent, 3rd 3f out, challenged straight, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gf beating Le Cheile (9-7) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Hoppsan (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, soon no impression and eased final furlong, 13th of 17, 16l behind Artful Artist (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Jun.
Corker Hill (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, short of room and switched left approaching 2f out, soon no extra, 17th of 18, 30l behind Colla Pier (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f app hcp 47-65 in May.
Sandy Smile (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, last over 3f out, moderate 7th from 2f out, went moderate 4th 1f out and no impression, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 5l behind Muscle Beach (9-3) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Fugitive Motel (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression in 6th 1f out, switched left 150 yards out and kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 6l behind Hatton Cross (9-8) at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun.
Empress Toorah (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led and ran free early, headed after 2f, led again early straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Sea Coast (9-0) at Naas 1m fll mdn stks gf.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) In rear, bumped and short of room 2f out, not recover and eased under 1f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Misty Lane (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 50-70 gf in Jun.