Tribes And Banner is better known as a jumper so it was a surprise that he had the pace to score over 1m4f on this surface last time and may find this on the short side. Acushladear is having her first Polytrack start and is running well, though she couldn't cope with a 10lb rise for her Tipperary success when beaten there subsequently and has been raised another 1lb. GAP OF DUNLOE has been making steady progress and had a little more in hand than the narrow verdict over tonight's rival Coppers suggests over the C&D last time so a 4lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent a follow up. Snuggle Up showed her first sign of ability at Fairyhouse and would be a threat from this mark if taking to the surface.
Thebarberkelly (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no threat in straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 15l behind Certerach (9-5) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Sep.
Caracal 16-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer from 2f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, not reach principals, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Gap Of Dunloe (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Tribes And Banner (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inner, headway early straight, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Cinderella Story (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Acushladear (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Held up in rear of mid-division, 11th approaching straight, headway on outer early straight, 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong but no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Topadee (8-13) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Faranadooney (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 18, 24l behind Sun Disc (8-13) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 hvy in Sep.
Happy Moments (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 16th of 17, 14l behind Camira (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in May '10.
Charger 16-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, no impression from 2 1/2f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Curl Cat (11-11) at Laytown 7f amt stk in Sep.
Homebrew (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leader, chased winner from 3f out, no chance final 2f, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Kathleen Kennet (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Gap Of Dunloe (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outer early straight, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on best under pressure, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Coppers (8-10) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Word For Word (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Marcus Attilius (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led after 2f, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no impression on winner from over 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Ashton Rose (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Coppers (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up in rear of mid-division, headway on outer into 7th 2f out, 2nd and challenged 1f out, kept on under pressure, not quite match winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Gap Of Dunloe (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Little Luxury (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, 26l behind Liberty To Rock (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Snuggle Up (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Soon mid-division, progress under pressure to chase winner final furlong, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Solaras Exhibition (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-70 in Sep.
Cloud Hawk (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no threat from early straight, 9th of 16, 46l behind Alabelle (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo fll stks sft in Sep.
Duc D'Anjou (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, weakened 3f out, 14th of 17, 27l behind Hidden Universe (9-7) at Navan 2m mdn stks sft.
Luckydolly (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, some headway on inner into 7th under 2f out, soon no extra, eased when beaten final furlong, 10th of 14, 16l behind Jeangeorges (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.