HANDEL has been beaten three times at short prices since a fine reappearance at Gowran but has ben staying on over shorter so this looks his turn. Pierre Precieuse started favourite for her debut here last month though finished last but Premium Ticket finished strongly over slightly further at Cork and should get into the mix. Breaker Of Chains looked very green at the Curragh but ran on nicely when the penny dropped while Great Realisation did well to get close to Turbulence at Killarney. Collins Street has a fine middle-distance pedigree but had the pace to finish first past in a 7f barrier trial at Dundalk in June.
Lug (IRE) 80-1 (9-9) Slowly away, always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 14, dist behind Amhran Na Bhfiann (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Apr.
Bora Bora Kingman gelding out of Beach Bunny.
Burren Song (IRE) Battle Of Marengo gelding out of Chifney Rush.
Collins Street (IRE) Camelot colt out of Uliana.
Dragon Gem (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) A little slow into stride, towards rear, headway on outer straight, pushed along over 2f out, chased leaders and kept on same pace after, 5th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Rock Chant (9-7) at Cork 1m 2f mdn gf in Jul.
Great Realisation (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, a little keen, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, went 2nd again under 1f out, no impression on winner final 100 yards, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Turbulence (10-2) at Killarney 1m mdn gd in Jul.
Handel (USA) 7-4fav (9-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, a little short of room behind horses 1f out, kept on same pace to go 3rd final 50 yards, never better, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Turbulence (10-2) at Killarney 1m mdn gd in Jul.
Premium Ticket (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Keen, led briefly early, tracked leaders, pushed along into straight, ridden in 2nd under 2f out, closed over 1f out, kept on without reaching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Rock Chant (9-7) at Cork 1m 2f mdn gf in Jul.
Rodman (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Missed break and niggled along in rear, fly leapt path after 2f, 8th 4f out, came wide in 7th entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out, modest late headway, never a factor, 6th of 9, 11 1/2l behind Gaheris (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn gd in Jul.
Breaker Of Chains (USA) 11-1 (9-2) Missed break, raced in rear, 6th halfway, ridden over 1f out, progress final 150 yards, ran on to 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 6, 5 1/4l behind I Siyou Baby (9-2) at Curragh 1m mdn fll gd in Jul.
Pierre Precieuse (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Dwelt slightly, soon raced towards rear, 5th halfway, reminder 1 1/2f out, no impression, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 8 1/4l behind Tina Angelina (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn fll gd in Jul.
Smoke Without Fire 22-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 11, 14 1/2l behind Emilie Gray (9-2) at Galway 7f mdn sft in Jul.