Star Links has been hit by an 8lb rise for scoring at Naas on Monday and is better over a mile while Casela Park is better on the all-weather. The latter wasn't far behind Joe Eile at Naas and again ran well at Galway so isn't out of this tough handicap. Joe Eile is progressing nicely and his young rider's big claim will be a help but he was behind Jambalaya last time and David Wachman's filly is in good form. Independent Girl was gaining her first victory when making all at Galway and she's on the short-list but the lightly-raced and progressive ASHTON ROSE is given the nod from the bottom of the handicap as she has been threatening to win for some time and was only headed in the closing stages over a mile at Killarney last time.
Star Links (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Naas 1m app hcp 50-85 gf beating Spirit Of Xaar (9-7) by 4l, 14 ran.
Casela Park (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, improved into 3rd on innner but no impression 1f out, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 18, 5l behind Rock Critic (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Mountain Coral (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Settled in rear, headway on inner to go 7th 2f out, short of room 1f out, eased, 15th of 16, 14l behind Jamesie (9-6) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Three Way Stretch (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon chased leaders, 6th under 2f out, 5th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 7l behind Look Busy (9-2) at Cork 6f stks sft in May.
Jambalaya (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Broke well and always prominent, 2nd halfway, led narrowly 2f out, soon edged left under pressure, joined early final furlong, headed and no extra closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Colour Of Love (9-3) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jul.
Shirley Blake (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 1/2f out, 5th entering straight, no extra, 5th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Iron Major (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Flash McGahon (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 10th of 16, 6l behind Jamesie (9-6) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Joe Eile (IRE) 7-2 (7-11) Awkward leaving stalls, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to dispute over 1f out, narrow lead inside final furlong, drifted left under pressure, all out close home, won at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul beating Westtower Boy (9-7) by shd, 12 ran.
Mcmonagle (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden and stayed on strongly from over 1f out, won at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jul beating Good Shot Noreen (9-0) by 3l, 9 ran.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders early, dropped to mid-division halfway, soon ridden and weakened, last of 16, 37l behind Iron Major (9-10) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Independent Girl (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden clear from over 2f out, reduced lead and stayed on well inside final furlong, all out, won at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 gd in Jul beating Badger Or Bust (9-7) by nk, 15 ran.
Lake George (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Soon prominent in 4th, chased winner from 2f out, kept on under pressure without ever looking like getting there final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Good Shot Noreen (9-6) at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
The Educator (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Dwelt, towards rear, progress to have chance 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 15l behind Acushladear (8-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Mamma Rosa (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, 9th early, kept on same pace under pressure from under 2f out, 7th of 13, 6l behind Six Silver Lane (9-6) at Wexford 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
An Mhi (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, 3rd and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Star Links (9-5) at Naas 1m app hcp 50-85 gf.
Florry Knox (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, no extra straight, 10th of 14, 15l behind Secretsubstitute (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks in May.
Headache 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 15, 9l behind Sunset Beauty (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 gf in Jul.
Parc Aux Boules 14-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, 8th early straight, headway to go 4th early final furlong, kept on well under pressure, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Adam's Return (9-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 sft in Jul.
Ashton Rose (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Soon led and disputed, travelling well in lead early straight, soon ridden, pressed from 2f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Rock On Ciara (9-8) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul.
Gort Na Mona (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, dropped to 4th and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 6l behind Adiynara (8-13) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo stk 0-75 in Jun.