ANYTIME NOW was beaten a head on his debut over the course and distance in June and couldn't quite handle Exchange Rate when stepped up to 2m3f at Downpatrick last month. That looks better form than Itsonlyrocknroll produced when odds-on at Sligo, though he pulled too hard in the early stages and had little left at the finish. These two should have it between them unless one of the newcomers is decent with Shankill Castle perhaps the best of them.
Anytime Now (IRE) 11-8fav (12-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along to challenge on outer over 1f out and soon went 2nd, switched to inner and ridden inside final furlong, kept on well without matching winner, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Exchange Rate (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 3f gd in Jul.
Itsonlyrocknroll (IRE) 4-7fav (12-0) Tracked leaders, a little keen, 3rd after halfway, ridden over 2f out, chased winner and no impression 1f out, dropped to 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 9 1/4l behind Royal Zorro (12-0) at Sligo 2m 2f gd in Jul.
Kinnagoe Boy (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders in 5th, dropped to rear and unseated rider over 4f out, at Ballinrobe 2m 2f gd in Jul.
Neados Choice (IRE) City Honours gelding out of Ciara's Surprise.
Emergency Speed 16-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, remote 8th halfway, no extra over 5f out, weakened, completely tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Humm Baby (11-0) at Listowel 2m 4f Yielding in Jun.
Shankill Castle Lord Shanakill gelding out of Sagina.
Sheldon Cooper (IRE) Excellent Art gelding out of Lapis Lazuli.
Static Pat (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Took keen hold, raced in 13th early, pushed along under 6f out, no impression approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Katie Connell (11-1) at Cork 2m gd in Jul.
Baby Bee (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Reared up and lost ground at start, in rear, pushed along and headway 6f out, moderate 4th over 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 32 1/2l behind Smooth River (11-7) at Wexford 2m 2f gd in Jul.