Moonbi Creek had a chance in the 6.40 last night and his trainer has won this for the past two years. He would have an obvious chance if turning out again. Xsquared has been running very well over slightly further and will be staying on strongly while Eighteen Summers was going on at the finish over 1m4f last time so it's strange to see him back over this trip. Curl Cat has only won once in 18 starts on Turf so this can go to the veteran TOUFAN EXPRESS. He's run well at this meeting in the past and has a course success over 7f to his credit. He's been in very good form on ground softer than he'd have liked and has dropped to such a lowly mark that he can land the eighth victory of his career.
Moonbi Creek (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, all out close home, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol in May beating Bon Accord (9-5) by hd, 14 ran.
Quench The Flame 11-2fav (9-8) Never better than mid-division, 15th of 23, 26l behind Flowers Of Spring (8-4) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 60-80 in Oct '10.
Elusive Award (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and in rear, some progress on inner from 2 1/2f out, went 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Happy Anniversary (9-3) at Killarney 1m hcp in Jul.
Wild China (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, soon no chance with winner and dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra, 7th of 11, 10l behind Unanimous (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks sft in Jul.
Happy Maverick (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Towards rear, never a factor, some headway into 9th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Vale Of Clara (9-5) at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn in Jul.
Eastern Rules (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 22l behind Elizabeth Coffee (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Nov.
Toufan Express 9-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, 7th entering straight, headway to go 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace but no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Happy Anniversary (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 sft in Jul.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Led, headed early straight and no extra well over 1f out, weakened, 7th of 16, 14l behind Wot A Shot (8-3) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Xsquared (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, no extra in 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Waltzing Cat (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Jul.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 4-1 (8-10) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 3f out, soon dropped to 3rd, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Final Flashback (9-8) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in Jul.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up, 11th halfway, progress early straight, moderate 4th 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Atmospheric High (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Curl Cat (USA) 5-1 (9-9) Held up in rear of mid-division, 8th entering straight, headway to go 2nd 2f out and soon challenged, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Akram (9-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
Gris Ladera (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to 7th 2f out, no extra, 7th of 9, 8l behind Zariyna (8-10) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-85 sft in Jul.
Morethanafeeling (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Went right leaving stalls and always towards rear, 14th of 16, 19l behind Wot A Shot (8-3) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Reem Machine (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear at ordinary pace, effort straight, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening, 8th of 10, 14l behind Smithfield (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks in Jul.
Night Singer 4-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Waltzing Cat (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Jul.
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.
Intyre Trail (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 11th 3f out, plenthy to do when brought down entering straight, in a race won by Al Mancilia (9-3) at Wexford 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Lily's Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Upset in stalls, slowly into stride and raced in rear, ridden and one pace straight, 10th of 14, 7l behind Go On Murt (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway on stands' side travelling best early straight, ridden to lead over 1f out and kept on well under pressure, won at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul beating Vasoni (9-1) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Cairdiuil (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outer, some headway into 5th 2f out, soon no impression and no extra final furlong, 8th of 16, 16l behind Wot A Shot (8-3) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 in Jul.