Intense Starlet recorded a second career victory and a first on Turf at Listowel earlier this month and her rider’s claim takes care of the extra 4lb. Dance Alone has won two of his last four but Damian English’s grey has already run seven times this year and has a penalty to carry for his success at Leopardstown last Thursday. GLENMOORE has only won at Dundalk so far but is feasibly treated back on Turf so gets the nod. Althib was co-favourite at the Curragh on Saturday after good run at Cork and Gowran but only managed ninth and this might come soon enough. Bouquet Garni looks the pick of the remainder ahead of last year’s winner Cosmic Symbol.
Dance Alone 12-1 (8-9) Raced in 6th early, 5th approaching straight, challenged and led well inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 1m hcp gf in Jun beating Mr Ormsby (9-11) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Glenmoore 11-4jfav (10-0) Led or disputed lead, ridden 2f out and headed over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Danz Gift (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Apr.
Ancient Astronaut 50-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, closer in mid-division halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Clonville (8-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in May.
Amazing One 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression, kept on same pace final furlong, 9th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Peace Officer (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Dec.
Fox Dream 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along and dropped towards rear over 2f out, no extra, 11th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Dandys Gold (10-0) at Cork 6f hcp gd in May.
Rag Tatter 25-1 (9-10) Disputed lead, led halfway, ridden and joined 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no impression, 7th of 15, 5 1/4l behind Clonville (8-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in May.
Chunkyfunkymonkey 25-1 (9-10) Broke well and settled back in rear of mid-division, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and switched left over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Texas Radio (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Feb.
Bouquet Garni (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 15, 5 1/4l behind Clonville (8-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in May.
Darvie 50-1 (10-0) Slowly away, always towards rear, never a factor, no threat in straight, 9th of 11, 16 1/4l behind Elegant Drama (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn gf in May.
Cosmic Symbol (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and trailing in rear, no impression straight, never a factor, 10th of 15, 6 1/2l behind Clonville (8-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in May.
Intense Starlet (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Made all, pushed along over 1f out and strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on well close home, won at Listowel 1m hcp gd in Jun beating Ice Storm (9-12) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Ken's Sam's (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, no impression straight, never a factor, 12th of 16, 24 1/2l behind Camile (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m hcp Soft - Heavy in May.
Baile An Roba (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, always behind, never a factor, 11th of 15, 6 3/4l behind Pedisnap (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in May.
Lady Ranger (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, under pressure and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 11th of 14, 9 1/2l behind Timia (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
Tomwontlisten (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outer, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Clonville (8-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp gf in May.
Althib 8-1cfav (8-6) Mid-division on far side, ridden and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 27, 8 1/4l behind Shore Step (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun.