SECURITY BREACH came to this race in winning form last year and finished a close third to stablemate Call Me Bubbles. He's only had three subsequent runs and will be spot-on so gets the nod. Off The Charts has won three of his last four, including when beating a huge field at Punchestown in May on his latest start. He's up another 6lb but should still get involved as should the lightly raced and progressive Clara Mc Cloud, whose head second to Aranhill Chief has been boosted by the winner here this week. Cape Glory completed a double over 2m4f then found dropping back in trip against him so he's on the short-list as is The Parishioner. The latter's trainer knows how to win these big Galway handicaps and the five-year-old is nicely weighted with his rider claiming 5lb. Celestial Prospect wasn't suited by soft ground when just seeing off the attentions of Sweet My Lord at Cork, his fourth success over hurdles, and he's expected to go well despite a huge weight.
Celestial Prospect (AUS) 11-8fav (11-0) Held up, soon raced in 5th, tended to race towards outer, closed up 4 out, soon 4th, 3rd 3 out, challenged in 2nd 2 out, on terms last, gained narrow lead run-in and stayed on well, won at Cork 2m 4f hdl gd in Jul beating Sweet My Lord (11-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, on terms 5 out, headed when mistake next, jumped right and not fluent 3 out, no impression from next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Golden Kite (10-10) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gd in Jun.
Security Breach (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Disputed early, remained prominent, close 2nd halfway, led 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, close 2nd 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind Xsquared (10-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Action Master 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, slow at 3rd and soon dropped to 4th, slow again at 5th, moderate 5th at 9th, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f chs gd in Aug '13.
Run With The Wind (IRE) 3-1fav (10-8) Waited with in mid-division, closer order 5 out, soon 5th, 6th approaching straight, no impression from before last, 5th of 10, 17l behind The Amarillo Kid (10-7) at Cork 2m hcap ch gd in Oct.
Theatre Bird (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Led, headed 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Off The Charts (11-2) at Punchestown 3m in May, 25 ran.
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra in 6th approaching 2 out, weakened, 6th of 8, 35l behind Simenon (11-0) at Tipperary 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Lindenhurst (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, bumped on inner after 4 out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, 10th of 13, 29l behind Abbyssial (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) in May.
Off The Charts 20-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, closer in 3rd approaching straight, soon chased leader in 2nd, mistake last, led run-in, stayed on well to hold on at the finish, won at Punchestown 3m in May beating Bob Keown (10-10) by nk, 25 ran.
Clara Mc Cloud (IRE) 11-10fav (11-3) Held up in rear, closer on outer in 5th halfway, improved into 2nd at 5 out, led approaching straight, narrowly headed 2 out, ridden in 2nd at last, no impression on clear winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Icy Reply (9-12) at Tipperary 3m hdl in Jul.
Fethard Player (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Chased leader in 2nd, led after 4 out, ridden and headed before straight, no extra in 3rd last, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 8l behind Whatever It Takes (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jul.
Supreme Doc (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, progress on outer after next, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression, 4th of 9, 14l behind Shield (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gd in Jul.
Protaras (USA) 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th after 3 out, ridden and mistake 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 13l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Cape Glory (IRE) 13-8 (11-5) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed 2 out, dropped to 3rd last, kept on same pace, last of 3, 3l behind Indian Icon (11-10) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl gd in Jul.
Benemeade (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, slightly impeded 1st, 5th approaching straight, 3rd 2 out, no extra approaching last, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 9l behind Devils Bride (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chase gd in Jun.
Shanpallas (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Mid-division, slight mistake 1st, ran out through wing at 3rd, in a race won by Road To Riches (10-11) at Galway 2m 6f hcap ch gd in Jul, 22 ran.
Pass The Hat 11-2 (10-4) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 4 out, kept on under pressure, 3rd before last, no impression on leaders run-in, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Orpheus Valley (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs in Apr.
Tulsa Jack (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Held up, closer in 5th 3 out, soon improved and travelling smoothly in 3rd before straight, led approaching 2 out where slightly left, asserted from before last where slightly left again, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul beating Jimmy Shan (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
The Parishioner (IRE) 10-11fav (11-4) Mid-division, progress into 3rd 3 out, ridden to challenge before 2 out, 2nd and slight mistake 2 out, kept on well from last, led closing stages run-in, won at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Killiney Court (11-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Abolitionist (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden early run-in and no impression in 4th 150 yards out, no extra, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Aranhill Chief (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase gd in Jul.
Give Me A Break (IRE) 7-4fav (9-12) Chased leaders, slight mistake 4th, badly hampered 4 out and lost ground, ridden in 4th 2 out and no impression, 3rd at last, kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Takeyourcapoff (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jun.
Megan's Vic (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra approaching 2 out, 9th of 10, 26l behind Desertmore Stream (11-9) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd in Jul.