Great Explorer has a long absence to overcome but won't mind the ground nor will Ebadani, who was caught in the closing stages over an extra furlong at Tipperary. Truthwillsetufree hasn't won for two years but will have found 1m2f too short when odds-on at Sligo last time. Kabjoy finally came good at Limerick after several near misses but it's CAPTAIN TEEMO who looks the one to be on. He was making his handicap debut and racing over this trip for the first time when impressing at Fairyhouse and can complete a double despite an 8lb rise. News At Six has his first start in a handicap and there should be more to come from him.
Great Explorer (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Soon led, strongly pressed and joined approaching straight, headed entering straight and dropped to 4th over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 8, 8l behind Giant's Quest (9-4) at Leopardstown 2m hcp gf in Aug.
Encrypted Message (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along in 7th 5f out, ridden into 5th and no impression 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 11, 45l behind Sho Girl (9-0) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 8-13fav (9-0) Dwelt, took keen hold, soon raced in 4th, closed up under 5f out, pushed along approaching 3f out, 2nd 2f out, soon edging right towards rail and got slight bump, not match winner and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Queen Of Alba (9-0) at Sligo 1m 2f stks gd.
Ebadani (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 3f out, stayed on to lead 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Money Spider (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp gf.
News At Six (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 4th 3f out, soon ridden, weakened from 2f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Table Rock (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks sft in May.
Karezak (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, close up from halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Fog of War (9-2) at Tipperary 1m 4f 3yo mdn aut gf.
Captain Teemo (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Soon raced in 6th, moderate 5th and headway from early straight, challenged and led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gf beating Hardstone (9-0) by 2l, 14 ran.
Kabjoy (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th approaching straight, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, challenged final furlong and led final 100 yards, kept on well under pressure, won at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gf beating Red Raven (9-0) by hd, 6 ran.
Bogardus (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along early straight and dropped to 7th over 2f out, no extra, 9th of 10, 19l behind John Constable (9-5) at Navan 1m 5f 3yo mdn gd in May.
Step Away 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along into straight, no impression from under 3f out, soon no extra, 8th of 9, 18l behind Carla Bianca (9-0) at Naas 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.