Darwins Fox and Fourni have both been in winning form over hurdles and the latter won a bumper in September and is progressing fast. Granddukeoftuscany makes a belated debut for Ballydoyle but is up against his stablemate GYPSY KING, who looks the one to beat. He'd looked quite moderate last year but there wasn't much wrong with his neck second to Zafayan at Naas and the third, Fog Of War, won on Thursday giving the form a solid look. Ode To Psyche ran easily her best race to date when stepped up to this trip at Cork where she was only headed close home by Just Gorgeous, who could give the form a boost earlier in the day. Dermot Weld's newcomer Emerita has plenty of winning relatives and it would be no shock if she were to get involved in the finish.
Dalasiri (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed entering straight, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Rae's Creek (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f mdn stks sft in May.
Darbree (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Dwelt and slowly into stride, always rear and detached halfway, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Dynamite Dixie (9-7) at Limerick 1m mdn stks in Apr.
Darwins Fox (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, headway into 3rd and ridden entering straight, 2nd over 1f out but no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace under pressure, 2nd of 18, 6l behind Union Dues (11-12) at Galway 1m 4f am mdn stks sft in Jul.
Red Castle (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Mid-division early, soon held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 7th of 9, 30l behind Rae's Creek (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f mdn stks sft in May.
Whodoyouthink (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Towards rear and reminder early, under pressure in 11th over 3f out and soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 12, 23l behind Zafayan (9-5) at Naas 1m 2f mdn stks in May.
Fourni (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, not fluent 2nd, improved 2 out, 4th before straight, challenged travelling smoothly from before last where on terms when slightly slow, led run-in, quickened well to draw clear closing stages,, won at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May beating Marchese Marconi (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 24 ran.
Gambling Girl 9-1 (9-9) Mid-division early, improved to chase leaders after 4f, 4th halfway, 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 10l behind Wandering Star (9-9) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd in Sep.
Lastgirlstanding (IRE) Golan mare out of People's Princess.
Zarma 18-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 4th entering straight, soon no extra and weakened, last of 4, 27l behind Say (9-0) at Cork 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn sft in May '13.
Asbury Boss (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Nick's Nikita.
Granddukeoftuscany (IRE) Galileo colt out of Crystal Valkyrie.
Gypsy King (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Raced in 2nd, led over 3f out, went a few lengths clear and ridden along 2f out, pressed 1f out and soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, nk behind Zafayan (9-5) at Naas 1m 2f mdn stks in May.
Par Three (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Led, headed 3f out and ridden, no extra from under 2f out, 6th 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 14l behind Boqa (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Wrap Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway and soon pushed along, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 9l behind Maskoon (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn stks gd in May.
Emerita (IRE) Mizzen Mast filly out of Ebaza.
Ode To Psyche (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, pressed from 4f out, ridden 3f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, all out close home and headed last strides, 2nd of 13, shd behind Just Gorgeous (9-0) at Cork 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn in May.