Liberty To Rock and Heroine Chic dead-heated over the C&D in November but the latter, who will be 2lb better off and arrives in good form after her close second at Limerick, should come out on top this time. Cailin Coillteach finished sixth in that race here and though he's improved since he's never won over this trip. LIFT THE GLOOM had Heroine Chic behind when runner-up to Bendzoldan at Down Royal and though raised 4lb for that effort he looks capable of gaining his second victory over the C&D. Ferryview Place hasn't had much experience and ran moderately at the Curragh last time but has some strong form on the track and Johnny Murtagh's presence in the saddle suggests connections mean business.
Cailin Coillteach 3-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 7l behind Naoise (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Maal (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Towards rear, no danger and kept on from 3f out, 9th of 16, 7l behind Via Del Corso (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Prince Of Dubai (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Soon chased leaders, 5th under 4f out, no extra approaching straight, 12th of 14, 29l behind Placere (9-10) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Lift The Gloom 16-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, headway into 4th over 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Bendzoldan (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Lily's Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Slowly away and in rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 19l behind Balladiene (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 sft in Jun.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, no impression straight, 7th of 15, 10l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Heroine Chic (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th from over 3f out, chased winner under pressure and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Mctaggart (9-6) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Ferryview Place 16-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from over 1f out, finished 8th, placed 7th, 7th of 10, 8l behind Aquilonius (9-2) at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp 60-90 gd in May.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Misty Lane (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Accompanist 16-1 (12-0) 17th of 21, well behind Broadway Twist (11-7) at Punchestown 1m 7f stks sft in May.
Grainne Whale (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Soon chased leaders, short of room and no impression from 2f out, 10th of 16, 9l behind Mctaggart (9-6) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Melody Royal (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, weakened entering straight, 14th of 17, 21l behind The Fox Tully (9-7) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, ridden and hampered over 1f out, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 12l behind Bubbly Bellini (8-11) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Rosmuck (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from before straight, 8th of 14, 14l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-2) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Bangalore Prince (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and joined over 3f out, soon headed and weakened, 11th of 15, 19l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Macnas (USA) 25-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 15, 11l behind Princeton Plains (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Engage The Dance (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from early straight, 10th of 14, 14l behind Brog Deas (10-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.