Man Of Erin is a tough individual who battled back when headed close home over a mile at Naas. He likes soft ground and scored twice over today's trip earlier in the season so looks certain to get into the firing-line in a tricky contest. Music In The Rain was having his first start since September when not beaten far behind Learn at Naas last month and that will have brought him on considerably. He's definitely on the short-list along with the lightly-raced Coin Of Courage, who drops back in trip after fading close home over a mile at Dundalk. Joe Eile can never be ruled out in this type of event but it's CRYSTAL MORNING who is handed the vote. She was having her first start since October when just failing to make all over a mile at the Galway Festival and a 3lb rise shouldn't be a problem as she's performed well from higher marks in the past.
Music In The Rain (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 4th halfway, ridden and went 2nd on outer over 1f out, no impression on winner and dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 6, 3l behind Learn (9-6) at Naas 1m stks in Jul.
Coin Of Courage (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 7th halfway, progress on outer entering straight, left close 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Suehail (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jul.
Joe Eile (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 1 1/2f out, no impression in 3rd under 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd closing stages, 4th of 10, 7l behind Fairy Wing (9-6) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Crystal Morning (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Attempted to make all, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong and headed close home, 2nd of 15, hd behind Golden Shoe (9-4) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 11-4 (8-13) Tracked leader racing keenly, led after 3f, strongly pressed 2f out and headed well over 1f out, rallied gamely inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Naas 1m hcp in Jul beating Miracle Cure (9-2) by hd, 6 ran.
Hot Bed (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Backbench Blues (9-7) at Naas 1m 3yo stk gd in Apr.
Elusive In Paris (IRE) 5-1fav (9-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, headway over 1f out, challenged between horses and led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in May beating You Got Heart (8-10) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, kept on well final furlong to press leader and led close home, won at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 sft in Jul beating Crystal Morning (9-6) by hd, 15 ran.
Jembatt (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and clear entering straight, soon strongly pressed, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Footprint (9-8) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Edenshaw (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Soon close up and disputed lead, still in front over 1f out, soon headed and kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Kateeva (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Ocean Drift (USA) 10-3 (9-7) Awkwardly away, raced keenly, soon in touch, driven and outpaced over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Dozy Joe (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug '10.
Lake George (IRE) 33-1 (7-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Pintura (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp sft.
Like Magic (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 10, 9l behind Fairy Wing (9-6) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Jul.
I'm Sheikra (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened, 9th of 10, 20l behind Fairy Wing (9-6) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Keep Swinging (IRE) 5-1fav (8-10) Disputed lead and took keen hold, headed 3f out, soon weakened quickly, eased final furlong, last of 22, 35l behind Stuccodor (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gs.