Sara O'Brien hasn't had much experience but her mount, Fairylike, is generally thereabouts at this level and should give her a good ride. Katie Walsh won this a couple of years ago and her mount, Star Of Aragon, scored over 1m6f here at this time last year. The combination should go well while Nina Carberry will ensure Placere is well supported and if the ground turns soft Richard Brabazon's mare could be the one to be on. Robbie McNamara is on board Dancers Dilemma, who could do with a longer trip, but it's champion amateur jump jockey Patrick Mullins who looks to have picked the best mount as Ancient Sands, a winner over hurdles last month, only just failed to concede 20lb to the in-form Stephen Hero at Galway on Monday.
Dimona (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Broke well and led, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 16l behind He's Our Man (11-4) at Killarney 2m 1f am stks (4yo+) gd in Aug.
Raydari (FR) 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outer and 7th halfway, headway to go 3rd 2f out, ridden and no impression on winner in 2nd 1f out, dropped to 3rd final 100 yards and kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Cyclone (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gs in Jun.
Fairylike (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, went 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Iron Major (9-8) at Curragh 7f App hcp gf.
Gretzky 25-1 (8-10) In rear, moderate 15th and ridden 2f out, soon headway on inner, 6th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 18, 6l behind Pique Sous (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd.
Placere (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Prominent early and tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden along in 6th approaching straight and no impression from 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 9l behind Giant's Quest (9-4) at Leopardstown 2m hcp gf in Aug.
Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along to make headway 4f out, 4th 3f out, stayed on to 2nd 1f out, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 18, 4l behind Busted Tycoon (9-7) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Zip Wire (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Settled in rear of mid-division on inner, some headway into 7th entering straight and 5th 1f out, switched left and kept on inside final furlong to nearly snatch 2nd on line, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Union Dues (11-12) at Galway 1m 4f am mdn stks sft in Jul.
Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Settled towards rear, headway early straight and went 4th 1f out, kept on same pace into 3rd final furlong without troubling principals, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Cul Baire (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Ancient Sands (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 7th halfway, pushed along in 6th 4f out, ridden in 5th over 2f out, stayed on in 3rd 1f out, kept on to 2nd final furlong and pressed winner, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Stephen Hero (8-6) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.
Back Off Mate (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Towards rear, ridden and some progress into moderate 7th over 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Orgilgo Bay (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks in Aug.
Chill (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Prominent, disputed lead halfway, led 4f out, ridden and headed 3f out, kept on same pace from 2f out, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Crystal Earth (8-10) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.
Star Of Aragon (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 10th of 14, 7l behind Gretzky (10-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Alghanem (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Kims Dream (9-6) at Roscommon 1m 4f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) gd in Aug.
Sceilg (IRE) 6-5fav (9-4) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along 4f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, no extra 2f out, last of 6, 15l behind Jan Van Eyck (9-7) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-75 gf in Jul.
Carried (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Disputed early and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and lost place approaching straight, soon no extra and weakened under 2f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Polished Rock (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Aug.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 15l behind Polished Rock (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f App hcp gd in Aug.
Etesian (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In rear, under pressure over 4f out, no impression straight, 10th of 14, 12l behind Cyclone (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp in May.