Dixie Highway completed a double at minor level in May but couldn't handle the slight step up in class at Galway. Herbiegoesbananas had shown nothing before a shock victory in a Roscommon maiden where he was eased right down in the closing stages. He's 14lb higher than his previous run in a handicap and is difficult to weigh up. ICELIP has won over the minimum trip here and has continued to run well. He has yet to prove he stays this far but his style of running suggests he'll last home so he's given the nod. Shutter Island ran his best race for a long time at Tipperary and has won off a higher mark in the past while Pixie's Lot showed massive improvement at Cork and it wouldn't take much more for her to get into the action.
Shutter Island (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, 8th 3 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, headway into 5th at last, kept on without threatening in 3rd inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 20, 2l behind Star Counsel (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
You Can't Catch Me (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, progress entering straight, closer on outer 3 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no extra in 5th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 9 1/2l behind Fiddlers Bow (11-2) at Cork 2m 3f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear early, soon mid-division, chased leaders over 4f out, no impression in 6th 2f out, no extra straight, 6th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Sweet Company (11-12) at Galway 1m 4f mdn sft in Jul.
Dixie Highway (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Mid-division, slight mistake 4th, some headway and kept on same pace under pressure from after 2 out, 8th of 19, 10 3/4l behind Shake The Bucket (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
Herbiegoesbananas (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, closed up and pushed along before straight, led between last 2, asserted run-in, eased closing stages, won at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn Good - Yielding in Jul beating Rockey Storm (11-4) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
War Of The Pennys (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 20, 10 3/4l behind Camlann (10-10) at Galway 2m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
Mysticaltou (IRE) 22-1 (11-6) Prominent, led before 2nd, mistake 4th, soon went on until joined 3 out, soon headed, one pace from after 2 out, 4th of 19, 9 1/2l behind Shake The Bucket (11-9) at Galway 2m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
Feel The Air (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Raced in rear, pushed along and went 7th 2 out, no impression from before last, kept on into moderate 5th run-in, 5th of 10, 20 1/2l behind Teacher's Pet (10-6) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp gd in Aug.
Perrie Hill (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Towards rear, 13th after 6th, improved to 10th after 3 out, headway to 6th after 2 out, no impression on leaders, 4th at last, soon dropped to 5th, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 9 1/2l behind Oisin James (11-8) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Iwillifiwant (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, slight mistake 5 out, soon ridden, no impression next, weakened, 6th of 9, dist behind Cape City Boy (11-12) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn gd in May.
The Fitz Lady (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Towards rear on outer early, mid-division at 4th, improved to dispute lead briefly 4 out, headed next, led entering straight, ridden and joined 2 out, soon headed, no extra run-in, 5th of 20, 9 3/4l behind Star Counsel (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Brave Love (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th after 3 out, under pressure in 4th before straight, no extra before 2 out where slight mistake, weakened, 7th of 20, 33 3/4l behind Tristram Shandy (11-3) at Tipperary 3m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Icelip (IRE) 5-1fav (10-12) Held up, soon towards rear, slightly impeded 6th, soon headway, challenged 3 out, soon led, headed between last 2, slightly impeded after last, rallied and kept on run-in without matching winner, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind King's Wharf (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
For Sinead (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Raced 6th, dropped to 10th after 6th, 8th and driven after 3 out, soon ridden, no impression, left moderate 7th 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 22 1/2l behind Russian Roulette (11-11) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp gd in Jul.
Authorized Cadeaux 16-1 (9-10) Towards rear, soon raced towards centre, pushed along briefly after 6th, bad mistake 7th, good headway before 10th, slight mistake 4 out, soon weakened and eased, pulled up before 2 out, at Roscommon 3m hcp sft in Jun.
Double U Dot Ede's 20-1 (11-4) Held up, soon towards rear, some headway into mid-division from 3 out, stumbled slightly 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening, 5th of 14, 29 1/4l behind Runyon Rattler (11-12) at Wexford 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Milano Express (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden after 4 out, moderate 12th entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 23, dist behind Mill Quest (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f hcp Yielding in Aug.
Courtin Bb (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, soon weakened, 17th of 23, dist behind Mill Quest (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f hcp Yielding in Aug.
Pixie's Lot (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, progress into 7th after 4 out, ridden into moderate 2nd entering straight, slight mistake 3 out, kept on from last to reduced advantage, no impression on winner, 2nd of 23, 4l behind Mill Quest (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f hcp Yielding in Aug.