NANTON travels over from Scotland and Jim Goldie's veteran probably has another win or two in him and this could be the first of them. The ten-year-old has three all-weather victories to his credit and proved he was no back number when a close second to the well handicapped Sir Graham Wade at Doncaster's St Leger meeting. Sylvester Kirk sends The Giving Tree from Lambourn and the very consistent three-year-old must be a threat with her low weight despite making her all-weather debut. Solo Performer has won five times here and can never be discounted and Zalanga is expected to do better than when fancied here last time and never really getting into the action.
Solo Performer (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway in 7th on outer 1f out, ran on final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Ansgar (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 60-90 pol in Oct.
Nanton (USA) 13-2 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression final 2f, 9th of 18, 21l behind Domination (8-9) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Cul Baire (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, no extra straight, 23rd of 27, well behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-1) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy in Oct.
Denny Crane 14-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Ansgar (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 60-90 pol in Oct.
Aladdins Cave 16-1 (9-7) Well off pace towards rear, closed straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 16, 8l behind Sure Reef (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Admiral Barry (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened from 4f out, eased straight, 16th of 18, well behind Face Value (8-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft.
Birzali (FR) 8-1 (10-1) Led, headed entering straight, soon no extra, eased final furlong, 5th of 6, 14l behind Encrypted Message (9-1) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp in Sep.
Beau Michael 25-1 (8-7) Prominent, 4th halfway, 5th and ridden entering straight, kept on under pressure until no extra last 100 yards, 8th of 18, 6l behind Face Value (8-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft.
King Of Aran (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Never better than mid-division, last of 16, 17l behind Sure Reef (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Discovery Bay 9-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, last of 14, 10l behind Ansgar (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 60-90 pol in Oct.
Prince Chaparral (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, no impression from 4f out, 13th of 19, 26l behind Midnight Music (11-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, some late headway into 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 10l behind Heavy Weight (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Zalanga (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 8l behind Prince Of Fire (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
The Giving Tree (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Towards rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Bridle Belle (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) sft.
Zemario (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 4f out, ridden in 2nd over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Seventh Sign (9-6) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Silverlord (FR) 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Boa (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Moo Sahara (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden in 6th 2f out, led and disputed over 1f out, prevailed on line, won at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol in Oct beating Urban Ball (9-0) by shd, 8 ran.