Raffaello Santi gained his only success over 1m4f on very fast ground at Galway last summer and will find conditions very different here. La Chassotte completed a summer hat-trick on very fast going and is another who may not be suited by this ground but Captain Dancer is at home with plenty of give as he showed on his reappearance behind Torpichen at the Curragh and he's on the short-list. Flowers Of Spring made excellent progress in what was her first campaign last year and she looks a big danger to all though the lack of a recent run may just catch Andy Oliver's filly out against the race-fit pair Leah Claire, who had done well over hurdles before coming with a late run to score over 1m4f at Roscommon on Monday, and SWAMPFIRE, who just gets the nod. John Oxx' colt looked a very promising type when beating Estithmaar at Limerick and a big run from the latter in the preceding event would be a boost to his chances.
Salute Him (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway on outside over 5f out, ridden and pressing leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 20, 6l behind Dirar (9-1) at York 1m 6f hcap (2) gd in Aug.
Lord High Admiral (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, 4th and ridden before halfway, no impression approaching straight, 7th of 9, 14l behind Blaze Brightly (9-4) at Tipperary 7f stks gf in Apr.
La Chassotte (FR) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden and one pace straight, 10th of 16, 9l behind Gimli's Rock (9-0) at Naas 1m 4f hcap gd in Oct.
Toraidhe (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden in 11th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Moran Gra (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m ext hcp gf.
Raffaello Santi (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Held up, 5th halfway, 4th and effort early straight, 2nd 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Barbadine (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks pol in Sep.
Captain Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 3rd entering straight, ridden in 2nd and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Torphichen (9-7) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 sft in Apr.
Cnocandancer (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 16th of 17, 15l behind Latin Love (9-10) at Curragh 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Final Flashback (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Close 2nd, disputed lead halfway, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 16l behind Super Say (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f App hcp gf in Oct.
Flowers Of Spring (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway in 7th 3f out, ridden into 3rd 2f out, stayed on to challenge final furlong, led final 150 yards, kept on well under pressure, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcap sft in Oct beating Nebula Storm (9-4) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Headford Lady (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up, no impression straight, 11th of 14, 8l behind Tweedy (9-10) at Dundalk 7f flls hcp 60-100 pol in Nov.
Reggae Rock (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Towards rear, kept on without threatening from before straight, 5th of 12, 12l behind Park Ranger (9-2) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp 50-85 sft in Apr.
Maal (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, headway into 5th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Castle Bar Sling (9-5) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gd in Apr.
Leah Claire (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Soon mid-division, 8th from over 4f out, headway on rail into 4th over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure to lead inside final furlong, reducing lead at line, won at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 beating Miranda's Girl (9-8) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Love Match 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leading pair on inside, driven to challenge and hung left over 1f out, no extra soon after, last of 4, 6l behind Catherines Call (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Feb.
Swampfire (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Made most, ridden from 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied well under pressure to regain lead close home, won at Limerick 1m mdn stks sft in Apr beating Estithmaar (9-0) by hd, 10 ran.