Love Nest, a winner at Brighton for John Dunlop, has steadily improved for Denis Hogan and ran a superb race behind Stuccodor at Leopardstown. He should be in the mix with Leigh Roche' claim a bonus but Moscow Treat may be hampered by the widest draw of all and faces a difficult task. MISTY LANE has gone up 9lb for a very convincing victory over the C&D on her reappearance in May but her trainer is a superb placer of his horses and will be confident of a follow-up. She's given the nod though there are plenty of dangers including Cool Athlete, who has won three times around here; Jouster, who is having his first start on the surface and arrives in very good heart after his victory at Yarmouth; and Dash Back, though the latter is better known for her exploits over shorter.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In rear, some headway early straight and went 4th 1f out, kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 4th of 7, 10l behind Sadler's Mark (10-0) at Naas 1m app hcp 50-85.
Moscow Treat (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression on outer early straight, kept on inside final furlong to go 4th near line, 4th of 11, 7l behind Happy Anniversary (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 sft in Jul.
Truly Genius (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no extra entering straight, 12th of 15, 11l behind Golden Shoe (9-4) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.
Jouster (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd beating Miakora (8-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 12-1 (9-13) Towards rear, wide and effort straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, last of 14, 17l behind Circumstances (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul.
Wild China (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 13th of 15, 32l behind Gris Ladera (9-5) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd.
Dash Back (USA) 8-1 (8-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no impression leaders, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Stones Peak (8-10) at Curragh 6f fll hcp.
Indian Arch (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders at ordinary pace, niggled along 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Smithfield (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks in Jul.
Misty Lane (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway travelling well in 2nd 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in May beating Fleeting Moment (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Rock Band 14-1 (10-0) Soon led, headed after 3f, in front again approaching 2f out, soon attempted to assert, caught and no extra from 100yds out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind South South West (9-0) at Galway 1m 3yo hcp 50-70 sft.
Shukhov (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Waited with well off pace towards rear, headway into 8th 1f out, kept on well under pressure without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind He's Got Rhythm (9-4) at Dundalk 7f clm stks pol in Jul.
Aragorn Icon (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, 8th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 11th of 13, 18l behind Big Bad Billy Bob (9-0) at Killarney 1m hcp in Jul.
Love Nest 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on inner, 6th 3f out, ridden entering straight, 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 22, 1/2l behind Stuccodor (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gs.
Rasputin (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inner, ridden 3f out, no impression, 19th of 22, 20l behind Stuccodor (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gs.
Whitethorne Scent 9-2 (9-11) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 10th of 14, 22l behind Bendzoldan (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Coppertop (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Lady Jock (9-12) at Wexford 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Lily's Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, ridden into 9th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 5l behind Golden Shoe (9-4) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.