SHAMAR has been competing at a higher level with credit and will no doubt be heading back over hurdles soon. He will take some beating in this company, especially as Blue Ridge Lane ran so poorly at Galway last time and has become unpredictable. Diamond Dame made a winning debut for Sir Michael Stoute at Wolverhampton in April 2012 but hasn't run since the following month. Sheilas Wish was in excellent form at this time a year ago and will be better for her recent run, her first since October.
Shamar (FR) 33-1 (8-8) Always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 13th of 18, 15l behind Vastonea (8-5) at Galway 1m hcp gd in Jul.
Sheilas Wish (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Held up, 10th halfway, no impression from before straight, 11th of 14, 16l behind Captain Teemo (8-10) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Very slowly away, in touch rear halfway, ridden and no impression approaching straight, 14th of 15, 14l behind Ridestan (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f stks gd in Jul.
Diamond Dame (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, effort and wide on bend 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ruscello (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol in May '12.