Johnny Murtagh was an early booking for IRON MAJOR, on whom he's won several times. His mount went up 7lb for scoring at the Curragh in September but ran really well off his new mark on a return visit last month and can gain another success. Maude Adams has only run here twice and won one of them. She was behind the selection at the Curragh last month then found 1m2f and soft ground too much for her at Navan. Queen Of The Sand has never won over a mile but she's been staying on strongly over 7f and looks a threat to all despite being on her highest mark. Hes Our Music had been racing over much longer trips before scoring over the course and distance earlier this month but is now on his highest mark.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th before straight, 6th and no impression 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Seanie (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Iron Major (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, 2nd under 2f out, soon led, headed under 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Sretaw (7-11) at Curragh 1m App hcp gd in Oct.
Maude Adams (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, improved to challenge from under 3f out, dropped to 5th over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Beach Of Falesa (9-13) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp sft in Oct.
Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Prominent and tracked leader, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight and soon not clear run, switched right and went 3rd over 100 yards out, kept on without reaching first 2, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Rummaging (9-4) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 22, 15l behind Campanology (10-0) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Sep.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th on outer 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol beating Alvar (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, ridden over 4f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 11l behind Hawdyerwheesht (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.