Almadaa has won four times around here, including this a year ago, and appears to prefer this trip but he's never won off a mark this high and is better handicapped on Turf. SUMMER ISLES went up 15lb for her victory at Bellewstown but it didn't prevent her winning easily here after which she was raised an incredible 20lb. Not surprisingly she couldn't cope at the Curragh but ran very well for a long way and can take this. Copper Dock rarely runs away from here nowadays and has won six times on the track. He's now slipped back to his last winning mark. The three-year-old Boughtforasong is still a maiden but has been running well on Turf while Majestic Timeline scored twice at Wolverhampton in the spring and again at Tipperary in June and he's only 3lb higher. Under Review is 0-20 on Turf but 3-11 on an artificial surface, though he's never won here.
Almadaa 25-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no extra over 1f out,, 10th of 24, 7l behind Nero Emperor (9-10) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Summer Isles 10-1 (8-10) Soon led, wide and headed 1f out, no extra, 12th of 13, 9l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Sep.
Copper Dock (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 8, 4l behind All Ablaze (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Mar.
Knock Stars (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Prominent and 3rd halfway, ridden and 2nd briefly over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 3l behind Greek Canyon (9-11) at Curragh 6f hcp gd.
Boughtforasong (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, 12th halfway, soon ridden, 8th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Shipyard (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks.
Majestic Timeline (IRE) 11-4fav (9-8) Prominent and 2nd halfway, driven along and dropped to 5th 1f out, no extra and weakened, 13th of 15, 9l behind Patrickswell (9-7) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Under Review (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, switched wide to get a run from over 1f out, kept on into 2nd closing stages without troubling winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Summer Isles (10-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.