Denny Crane won this a year ago but is now 3lb higher and hasn't scored subsequently. Paddy The Celeb was having only his second start on the surface when scoring here last month but that was over 1m4f and he seems best at that trip. Brassbound also won over that trip on his handicap debut a fortnight ago and though the assessor has taken no chances with an 8lb rise he has to be on the short-list along with Night Glimmer, who likes it around here. Iron Major is another to consider as he's won from just 1lb lower over the C&D but a chance is taken with ANSGAR, who hasn't had much racing but produced a superb run in a huge field at the Curragh last month and is capable of further progress.
Solo Performer (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Soon led and disputed and clear of remainder, 2nd over 3f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 6th of 8, 21l behind Face Value (8-4) at Navan 1m 5f hcp 60-90 hvy.
Denny Crane 5-1 (12-3) 19th of 21, well behind Broadway Twist (11-7) at Punchestown 1m 7f stks sft in May.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Along Came Casey (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gs in Sep.
Iron Major (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, no impression straight, 7th of 14, 5l behind Certerach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Prominent, progress to dispute lead entering straight, ridden to lead under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, strongly pressed close home, won at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep beating Shake The Bucket (8-13) by nk, 14 ran.
Sulwaan (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Prominent, 3rd into straight, soon ridden to challenge, no extra entering final furlong, one pace, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Van Rooney (9-9) at Killarney 1m hcap in Sep.
Ansgar (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) 2nd and disputed, led 3f out, drifted left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 20, 1 1/2l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Discovery Bay 4-1fav (9-12) Held up towards rear, 9th 3f out, ridden 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Brassbound (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Fairmile 20-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 11l behind Brassbound (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Toraidhe (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened, 11th of 13, 50l behind Ursa Major (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.
Waydownsouth (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Waited with, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 11th of 18, 11l behind Punch Your Weight (8-6) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Aug.
Brassbound (USA) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol beating Lady Bennett (9-9) by 2l, 13 ran.
Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 16-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 6l behind Spirituality (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 60-95 pol.
Night Glimmer (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Soon led and disputed, ridden in 2nd 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 12, 47l behind Sindjara (9-7) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gs in Jul.
Lady Bennett (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway in 7th 2f out, ridden into 2nd over 1f out, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Brassbound (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Prospectorous (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra, 11th of 13, 13l behind Prince Of Fire (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Dumbarton (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) Held up in rear, some headway into 5th under 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong but no impression on winner, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Dream Applause (11-4) at Laytown 7f amt stk in Sep.