Denny Crane is always to be feared around here and won the previous race on the card a year ago. He had just over a length to spare over Carlito Brigante when successful over the trip in November but the runner-up, who was later in superb form over hurdles, is entitled to take revenge on these terms. Whether he'll be ready for this is another matter as hurdling will again be on the agenda and LEAVES YOU BABY can make her fitness advantage count. She was an unlucky loser in the race won by Navy List here last month and is given a chance to make amends. Harrison's Cave has run well here in the past and beat a big field on heavy ground at the Curragh while the progressive pair Jazz Girl and Sonapour can also go well in a competitive affair.
Denny Crane 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure on inner straight, 5th of 18, 7l behind Rock Critic (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Fantasy King 16-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, 11th after halfway, no extra 2f out, tailed off, 19th of 20, well behind Fosters Cross (10-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Home Secretary 33-1 (9-2) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 15, 26l behind Solo Performer (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp in Sep.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In rear, no impression from 4f out, 13th of 20, 11l behind Goldplated (7-8) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll hcp gd in Sep.
Galileos Daughter (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Led, pressed entering straight, headed under pressure over 1f out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 9, 21l behind Ultra Cool (8-13) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 sft in Aug.
Navy List (FR) 12-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden to go 4th 1f out, kept on well under pressure to lead closing stages, won at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep beating Blue Ridge Lane (9-4) by hd, 13 ran.
Reggae Rock (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 5th under 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 26, 12l behind Minsk (11-4) at Curragh 1m 4f gnt amt hcp 0-85 sft in Sep.
Bazergan (IRE) 9-4 (9-8) Chased leaders, dropped to rear over 3f out, soon no extra and virtually pulled up, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Final Flashback (9-7) at Tramore 1m 4f Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) gf in Aug.
Carlito Brigante (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, 8th and driven along over 3f out, progress on outer early straight, 2nd and challenged 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Denny Crane (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Harrison's Cave 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 3rd early straight, good headway to lead 1 1/2f out, driven out and kept on well final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Sep beating Smithfield (9-5) by 2l, 24 ran.
Leaves You Baby (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, 4th 2f out, soon switched left and then switched right to challenge 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, headed closing stages, 3rd of 13, nk behind Navy List (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leader, closed straight, led under 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 in Sep beating Sadler's Mark (9-7) by 1l, 11 ran.
Sonapour (FR) 4-1fav (8-4) Prominent, led over 2f out, drifted left under pressure over 1f out, pressed final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Solo Performer (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp in Sep.
Monte Carlo (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th over 4f out, 4th into straight, no impression under pressure from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 15, 11l behind Run With The Wind (8-2) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 50-80 in Sep.
Kastania (USA) 15-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd entering straight, soon pushed along and no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Six Silver Lane (9-1) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gf in Sep.
Baracas (FR) 33-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden straight, 13th over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, 9th of 23, 10l behind Bright Horizon (8-7) at Curragh 2m ext hcp in Sep '10.
Gretzky 33-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, weakened 4f out, completely tailed off, last of 20, well behind Fosters Cross (10-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.