RECKLESS LAD has won eight times around here including twice earlier in the year. He ran well at the Curragh last time and looks capable of conceding the weight. Steelriver has a poor strike-rate though did run a bit better at Limerick last time but six-times course winner Our Manekineko has shown nothing in two starts since returning from a long break. The three-year-old Poetic Light drops into this company after a disappointing run when well supported at Bellewstown but Eos showed much improved form over 1m2f at Naas and though having plenty to do on official ratings may be capable of better. The veteran Seanie is probably still capable of a decent run at this level though he's never won over the trip and Dream Malfunction may prove best of the remainder.
Reckless Lad (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 9th entering straight, soon ridden, no impression, 6th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Admodum (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp gf in May.
Kissmass (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) Slowly away, towards rear, no impression straight, never a factor, 9th of 14, 23 1/4l behind Spinning Memories (9-0) at Naas 7f mdn gf in Jun.
Seanie (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Guanabara Bay (9-11) at Bellewstown 1m gf in Jul.
Our Manekineko 25-1 (8-8) Slowly away, always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along approaching straight and no extra over 1f out, 10th of 12, 17 1/4l behind Sheila's Hope (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp gf in May.
Steelriver (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, ridden to go 4th 150 yards out, kept on, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Case Stated (9-2) at Limerick 7f gf in Jun.
Poetic Light 5-4fav (9-12) Raced in 5th, improved into 4th from 3f out and ridden from 2f out, no impression from 1f out and eased inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 11 3/4l behind Triple Sec (9-9) at Bellewstown 1m hcp gf in Jul.
Rag Tatter 25-1 (9-8) Stumbled from stalls, soon recovered and prominent on far side, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 15th of 20, 9 1/2l behind Landline (9-2) at Naas 6f hcp gf in Jun.
Dream Malfunction (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Led briefly after start, tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, soon well beaten, last of 9, 33 3/4l behind Hyanna (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp fll (5) sft in May.
Descendant 5-1 (9-3) Soon led and disputed, 2nd approaching halfway, ridden to press leader 2 1/2f out, under pressure in 3rd 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 6, 30 1/2l behind Eadbhard (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 2f mdn gd in Jun.
Eos (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Chased leader in clear 2nd, ridden from 3f out and closer from 2f out, challenged and veered left over 1f out, soon led and headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Power Drive (9-8) at Naas 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul.
My Lark (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Prominent early and jumped shadow shortly after leaving stalls, mid-division halfway, soon ridden and weakened, last of 15, 23 1/2l behind Powersville (8-6) at Navan 6f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Al Batal 25-1 (9-5) Awkward leaving stalls, soon prominent in 3rd, dropped to 6th and ridden under 2f out, kept on same pace 1f out, 6th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Waitaki (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Dec.