prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along approaching straight, weakened over 1f out
soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along 3f out, 5th 1f out and one pace
awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold, soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, soon no extra
held up, 9th halfway, pushed along under 3f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on without matching 1st 2 inside final furlong
slowly into stride, towards rear, 11th halfway, some headway but no impression under 2f out, moderate 8th over 1f out, one pace
dwelt, a little keen, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, went 2nd 2f out, led from 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, kept on well
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place and disputed 6th 1f out, one pace
soon led and went on, reduced lead into straight, headed from 1 1/2f out and soon slightly impeded, 4th and kept on same pace from 1f out
held up, 8th halfway, pushed along under 3f out, tight for room 1 1/2f out, disputed 6th 1f out, kept on same pace
slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along approaching straight, kept on same pace
held up, 7th halfway, pushed along from 3f out, improved into 2nd over 1f out, every chance final furlong, kept on without matching winner
towards rear, 10th halfway, pushed along over 4f out, no extra straight
Eight And Bob won over the track and trip last month then found 2m1f on soft ground with a 7lb rise taxing his stamina at Killarney. Winning bumper and hurdler Magna Cartor has no problems with the trip and looks quite reasonably treated but EL TREN (NAP) looks the one to be on. Jonny Levins' charge won a Tipperary handicap over an extended 1m4f before staying on strongly over slightly further here last week and this extra looks ideal. Temasek Star has done all of his winning on the all-weather while there was plenty of give in the ground when Striking Gold won at last year's Galway Festival.
Striking Gold 6-1 (11-6) Prominent, a little keen, 3rd after 3rd, closed up before 5th, soon on terms, led 4 out, headed approaching last where mistake, no extra, 4th of 24, 12l behind Abraham (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Magna Cartor 11-2 (9-9) Chased leader, 4th halfway, headway to dispute 3f out and led entering straight, soon ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 3/4l behind St Lawrence Gap (10-0) at Limerick 2m 1f hcp gf in Jun.
Torquay 66-1 (9-9) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, no extra 3f out, 9th of 12, dist behind Lagostovegas (9-11) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp Yielding - Soft in Jul.
El Tren (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, progress to 3rd 1f out, ran on well final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Lord Justice (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 5f hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Whistling Straits (FR) (8-11) 7th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Rodyana (8-11) at Durtal 1m 3f sft in Jun.
Temasek Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 2f out, ridden and disputed 1 1/2f out, kept on under pressure, headed inside final 100 yards and no extra, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind All Body And Soul (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jul.
Awareness (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Prominent, led after 2f, 4 lengths clear halfway, under pressure and headed approaching straight, dropped to 4th 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out, 8th of 9, 19 1/4l behind Lord Justice (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 5f hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Eight And Bob 20-1 (8-10) Led, headed 4f out, ridden and no impression 3f out, soon no extra, 10th of 12, dist behind Lagostovegas (9-11) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp Yielding - Soft in Jul.
Our Rachael (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Soon disputed, led after 4f, headed halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 11 1/4l behind Baby Jake (9-1) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Jul.
Dark Amber 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 11th of 16, 13 1/4l behind Park Row (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp Yielding in Jul.
Emily Square (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Raced in 10th early, 11th approaching straight, impeded briefly over 2f out, soon not clear run again until kept on well without threatening final furlong, 6th of 17, 3 1/4l behind Ben Rumson (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Streak 20-1 (8-9) Pushed along early, soon raced in 8th, weakened final furlong, 15th of 17, 13 1/4l behind Ben Rumson (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gd in Jul.