It's difficult to find one without a chance in this tight affair. After scoring over a mile at Leopardstown, CARENZA has raced over slightly longer trips there and has been staying on stoutly at the finish. She was behind both At Boolavogue and Midfield General on her penultimate start but she should have some more improvement in her and is handed the vote. Lady O Malley is certainly progressing and could hardly have won more easily at Ballinrobe so she has to be on the short-list along with the in-form College Boy, though the latter could do with some rain.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Cheval Rouge (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp.
Senor George (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden on outer from 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra, 4th of 10, 3l behind Harpist (9-0) at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 10-3fav (10-0) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 4 1/2l behind How Splendid (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp.
College Boy (IRE) 10-11fav (9-9) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 5th 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Target Acquired (8-9) at Cork 7f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Daigreen (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 12th of 14, 18l behind Mona Brown (9-2) at Naas 1m Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+).
Lady O Malley (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Made all, quickened clear entering straight and stayed on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo mdn gf beating Tax Reform (9-5) by 6l, 7 ran.
At Boolavogue (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, headway in straight and 2nd 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to lead final strides, won at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf beating Midfield General (9-2) by shd, 20 ran.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind The Black Devil (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
Nuestra Alegria (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, soon ridden along and no extra under 2f out, 13th of 16, 8l behind Jayed Jidan (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp gd.
Midfield General (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to lead entering straight, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, no extra and headed final strides, 2nd of 20, shd behind At Boolavogue (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf.
Miller Beach 14-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, some late headway in 9th under 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 9l behind Mona Brown (9-2) at Naas 1m Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+).
Carenza (IRE) 4-1 (8-2) Settled towards rear, headway on outer early straight and went 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong but no real impression on winner, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Polished Rock (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd.