VOIX DU REVE arrived from France with a big reputation and was very highly tried without success until an easy victory over this trip at Killarney in May. He appeared to enjoy the good ground that day and now he's struck winning form can continue on the upgrade. Vengeful, a winner on the Flat in France, made a successful debut for Gordon Elliott in a Thurles maiden in October but hasn't made the expected progress this year and steps up in trip. His stable companion Osco Mosco ended last year with a victory at Fairyhouse and reappeared with another at Kilbeggan. He didn't enjoy dropping back in trip last time and looks the main threat. Carrig Cathal won a heavy-ground handicap at Ballinrobe in April but has been well beaten in all subsequent starts, albeit in better company.
Carrig Cathal 12-1 (11-10) Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression after 3 out, towards rear and hampered after next, tailed off, 14th of 16, dist behind Art Of Security (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp gd in May.
Vengeful (FR) 14-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders and mistake 1st, soon dropped to rear , behind and pulled up before 3rd, at Ballinrobe 2m gd in May.
Voix Du Reve (FR) 8-11fav (11-0) Soon led, some slight mistakes, still travelling smoothly from before straight, went on from 3 out, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Killarney 2m 4f gd in May beating Noble Inn (11-0) by 13l, 6 ran.
Osco Mosco (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Soon tracked leaders, closed up on outer approaching 6th, soon 2nd, under pressure after 3 out, quickly lost position and no impression, 4th of 5, 14 1/4l behind Dixie Lee (10-13) at Down Royal 2m gd in Jun.
Linna Beatha (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Mid-div best until ur 3out, at Ballingarry 3m mdn gd in Jun.