There are few more shrewd operators in Ireland than Denis Hogan and SHALAMAN can complete a double after being awarded the race at Killarney. He was undoubtedly unlucky in-running and, as that was only his sixth race, he can defy a 6lb rise with Ana O'Brien's claim reducing the extra by 2lb. Irish Bulletin didn't handle softer going at Galway after scoring on fast ground at Wexford so these conditions are in his favour as they are for the progressive Carried, who looks ready to strike soon after a good effort at Navan. King Of Oriel hasn't won in 15 starts but couldn't have got much closer to Tohugo at Fairyhouse so should get involved though the main threat may arrive in the shape of Polished Rock, who was staying on strongly over a slightly shorter trip here a week ago.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 10, 21l behind Maundy Money (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 hvy.
Lake George (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, soon ridden and no impression, 9th of 11, 7l behind Greek Canyon (8-11) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf in Jul.
Shalaman (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway under 3f out, ridden into 5th 2f out, 3rd and staying on when squeezed up last 150 yards, kept on again to press winner close home, won at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul beating Positive Vibes (9-12) by hd, 14 ran.
Hello Humpfrey (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Held up, 8th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 9th of 10, 23l behind Maundy Money (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 hvy.
Little Arrows (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 8th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 4 1/2l behind How Splendid (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp.
Irish Bulletin (IRE) 5-2fav (8-6) Tracked leaders, 6th 3f out, soon struggling, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Dark Crusader (9-8) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 in Jul.
Carried (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind League Of Nations (9-12) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Polished Rock (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 20, 1 3/4l behind At Boolavogue (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Mid-division, progress entering straight, ridden in 5th 2f out, improved to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Tohugo (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Time Travel 33-1 (8-9) Led, headed after 3f, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened over 4f out, 14th of 18, 35l behind Busted Tycoon (9-7) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Carenza (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, switched right early straight and kept on well inside final furlong to go 6th near line, 6th of 20, 3l behind At Boolavogue (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf.