Carefree Smile was encountering fast ground for the first time when a close fifth to Vivacious Vivienne at Navan and ran well enough to suggest she can get involved in this. Paul Nolan has engaged an apprentice to take 5lbs off Mountain Pride's big weight and that should enable his charge to produce another big run after his fine fourth behind Book Of Numbers at Gowran. Ceannline had a length to spare over DESERT ROMANCE over a mile at Wexford but the runner-up is 4lbs better off and was staying on so strongly that he can take his revenge and get back to winning ways. Johnny Murtagh was on board Charminamix when his mount scored by a head over 1m3f at Dundalk last time and the combination is sure to come in for support again.
Mountain Pride (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division on inner, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Book Of Numbers (8-4) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 60-100 gf.
Celtic Dane (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, closer in 7th entering straight, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 13, 7l behind Book Of Numbers (8-4) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 60-100 gf.
Funatfuntasia 8-1 (9-12) In rear, closer in 9th halfway, ridden and kept on one paced straight, 6th of 13, 7l behind Book Of Numbers (8-4) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 60-100 gf.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 11-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, late headway in 13th over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 3rd of 25, 1 1/2l behind Bangalore Gold (9-0) at Curragh 1m hcap gf.
Tarrsille (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, kept on without threatening straight, 8th of 19, 6l behind Across The Rhine (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m hcap gf.
Chantilly Lace (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, 19th of 22, 34l behind Les Fazzani (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll hcp in Sep.
Carefree Smile (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Vivacious Vivienne (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 gf.
Ceannline (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, challenged in 2nd 1 1/2f out, led and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Wexford 1m hcp 50-80 fm beating Desert Romance (9-10) by 1l, 14 ran.
Charminamix (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Restrained leaving stalls, held up towards rear, smooth progress on inner early straight, switched right to challenge over 1f out, ran on well to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-80 pol beating Morning Time (9-8) by hd, 11 ran.
Royal Astronomer (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 5th halfway, headway to 3rd 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 8th of 9, 34l behind Trojan War (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks in Sep.
Desert Romance (IRE) 5-1fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, switched to challenge over 1f out, ran on well without getting to winner close home, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Ceannline (9-11) at Wexford 1m hcp 50-80 fm.
Spirit of Xaar (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 6th, headway entering straight, ridden to go 2nd 1 1/2f out, no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 19, 3l behind Across The Rhine (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m hcap gf.
Maal (IRE) 9-2fav (8-10) Mid-division, 6th entering straight, soon ridden, 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Bravely Fought (9-9) at Cork 1m 2f hcap gf in Apr.