SANDYMOUNT LADY went up 7lbs for scoring at Leopardstown in May but has continued in very good heart and her close third behind Strandfield Lady on the same track last week was probably her best effort to date. Dusty Trail produced a real shock when scoring at Galway with Prospectous just under 2l back in third. Now that he's back in form he can take care of his rival again and looks a threat. Kokoro had dropped to her lowest ever mark when easily beating Mad Existence at Cork where she was losing her maiden tag at the 17th time of asking. An 8lbs rise may just be enough to prevent a quick follow-up.
Alajan (IRE) 28-1 (10-1) Mid-division, closer in 7th 5f out, no extra 3f out, 17th of 20, 50l behind Admiral Barry (10-1) at Galway 2m Amateur Handicap (70-100) (4yo+) in Jul.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, 10th 4f out, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, stayed on in 3rd 1f out, kept on well final furlong to lead on line, won at Galway 1m 4f stks gf in Jul beating Hawk Flight (9-10) by shd, 18 ran.
Prospectorous (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway in 9th 3f out, ridden into 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Dusty Trail (9-6) at Galway 1m 4f stks gf in Jul.
Bay Swallow (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 13th of 18, 19l behind Dusty Trail (9-6) at Galway 1m 4f stks gf in Jul.
Sandymount Lady (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, 2nd early straight, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, 3rd of 17, 2 3/4l behind Strandfield Lady (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 50-85 gd.
Riverscape (IRE) 4-1fav (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 14, 19l behind End Of The Affair (9-10) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 50-80 sft in May '09.
Kokoro (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, led travelling well early straight, ridden clear from 2f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd beating Mad Existence (8-13) by 4l, 18 ran.
Red Key (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, still 2nd into straight, soon no impression under pressure, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Magen's Star (9-10) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp 60-90 in Jul '09.
Islanmore (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 19l behind Lus Na Hoiche (8-5) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp 50-75 sft in Jul.
Saponara (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 4f out, no extra 3f out, kept on one pace from before straight, 11th of 18, 18l behind Dusty Trail (9-6) at Galway 1m 4f stks gf in Jul.
Apt To Run (USA) 12-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, tailed off and virtually pulled up close home, in a race won by Mutadarek (9-12) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug '09, 17 ran.
Academic Accolade 7-2fav (9-1) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 5l behind Fammi Sognare (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f app hcp 47-70 gf in Jul.
Jaabill 7-1 (9-12) 8th of 14, 8l behind Hassanali (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Dec '08.
The Pott Reidy (USA) 14-1 (8-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 8l behind Prince Chaparral (9-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 55-80 gf.