Most of these arrive here in top form but this may go to one of the least experienced in CELENDINE. John Oxx won the race a year ago and can complete the double with this filly who has a stamina-packed pedigree and looked certain to appreciate today's trip when noted staying on stoutly behind Harriers Call over 1m2f at the Curragh. She was conceding 15lbs to Notalossonya when beaten less than two lengths at Leopardstown earlier and can take her revenge on the revised terms. There are dangers everywhere in a very competitive heat including Aladdins Cave, the winner of four of his last five and probably still not too badly handicapped after seeing off Bright Horizon at Gowran. The hat-trick seeking Saajidah has a 10lbs rise to contend with after a facile success over Acticilitis at Roscommon but her first run over this trip shouldn't be a problem. Dibella definitely found the ground too quick when almost six lengths behind Saajidah at Killarney but softer conditions showed her in a much better light at Roscommon next time and it would be no surprise if she reversed the form with Kevin Prendergast's filly. Alajan gained a shock victory at Galway and both of his victories have been on fast ground.
Muskatsturm (GER) 16-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 15l behind Deputy Consort (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 60-100 sft in Apr '09.
Aladdins Cave 9-4fav (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, soon led, kept on well final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcap gf in Aug beating Bright Horizon (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Celtic Soprano (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 8l behind Latin Love (9-10) at Curragh 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Avanti Albert (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 1 1/2f out, no impression, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Bob Le Beau (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug.
Diam Queen (GER) 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in touch towards rear, ridden 2f out, hung left entering final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 8l behind Eleanora Duse (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Alajan (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Dwelt and in rear, headway from 3f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, led over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Galway 1m 4f app hcp 50-75 gf in Aug beating Wee Giant (9-2) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Solo Performer (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, swift headway 6f out, 3rd 5f out, 2nd 4f out, improved to lead 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Knight Eagle (8-6) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Aug.
Saajidah (USA) 5-1fav (9-3) Close up in 2nd, ridden to challenge straight, led over 1 1/2f out, clear from over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp 55-85 gf beating Articilitis (8-8) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Celendine 9-2 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden early straight, 8th 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Harriers Call (9-7) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp.
Dibella (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway on outer straight, led under 1 1/2f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Roscommon 1m 4f fll mdn stks gf beating Crazyforlovingyou (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Kaladena (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Mid-division, 9th over 4f out, weakened from 2f out, 14th of 24, 15l behind Admiral Barry (11-0) at Curragh 1m 6f am hcp.
Notalossonya (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Settled 2nd, 3rd into straight, ridden and no impression, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Vivacious Vivienne (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 4f fll hcp gf.
Siege Of Ennis (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 6l behind Knight Eagle (8-6) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Aug.
Park Ranger (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Rock Medley (9-7) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp 60-90.
Gypsie Queen (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th and ridden under 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 8l behind Saajidah (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp 55-85 gf.