No favourite has won in the past ten years but it's a race Dermot Weld loves to win and he's been successful in four of the last seven, two with Robbie McNamara in the saddle. Pay Day Kitten is the stable pick this time and though she looked a very progressive type last season potential backers would need to forgive a very poor reappearance at Leopardstown. UK raider John Quinn has booked champion point-to-point rider Jamie Codd for Swynmor though he went up a massive 14lb for his Chester victory. DIGEANTA won his first four races before stepping up in grade. He made a promising reappearance over a trip too short after a long break at Bellewstown and with this track and trip likely to bring out the best in him he's given the vote. Marchese Marconi has to be a major threat as he's been in excellent shape recently while Quick Jack was in superb form over hurdles at the turn of the year and Tony Martin will have him tuned up for this. Wither Hills was very impressive in beating Beau Michael at the Curragh but he's 7lb higher and this is much tougher.
Swnymor (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, very easy, won at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May beating Gabrial's King (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Digeanta (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, challenged on rail from 2f out and soon every chance, no extra from over 1f out, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 5l behind El Salvador (10-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) gd.
Pay Day Kitten (USA) 9-2 (9-11) Always rear, detached approaching straight, no extra and eased, completely tailed off, last of 6, well behind General Brook (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gd in Jun.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 4-5fav (10-11) Chased leader in 2nd, closer after 4f, ridden to lead over 2f out, challenged 1f out, kept on well under pressure to assert final 100 yards, won at Limerick 2m am stks (4yo+) gd in Jun beating Fire Fighter (10-7) by 3l, 6 ran.
Dalasiri (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Soon led, clear halfway, reduced advantage 4f out, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Primogeniture (8-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gf.
Quick Jack (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Settled in rear of mid-division, headway approaching straight, ridden to go 2nd 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Sir Ector (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Nov.
Taglietelle 7-4fav (9-8) Mid-division, progress into 4th after 5f, 6th after 6f, improved into 4th under 6f out, pushed along 4f out, no impression straight, 8th of 11, 22l behind Ballyadam Brook (9-2) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Saint Gervais (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, soon no impression, never a factor, 9th of 10, 8l behind Wexford Town (8-4) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Spacious Sky (USA) 20-1 (9-11) Raced towards rear of mid-division, ridden in 7th over 2f out, improved into 3rd 1f out and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Bayan (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft.
Streets Of Newyork 15-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 2f out, chasing leaders when badly hampered approaching final furlong, stayed on into 2nd final strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Noble Alan (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Alhellal (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 25th of 30, 28l behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Fosters Cross (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon led, pressed and joined from 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra and weakened from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind El Salvador (11-0) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd.
Wither Hills (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead 3f out, asserted over 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf beating Beau Michael (10-9) by 7l, 7 ran.
Gambling Girl 13-2 (10-9) Raced mainly in 6th, 5th 4f out, ridden over 2f out, 4th 1f out and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd on line, 3rd of 8, 1l behind El Salvador (11-0) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd.
Storm Away (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Held up in rear, progress in 5th entering straight, soon ridden and 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Money Spider (8-10) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Fire Fighter (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Raced in rear, progress into 5th 6f out and 4th 4f out, ridden from 2f out and 3rd 1f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong without troubling winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind El Salvador (11-0) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd.
Grecian Tiger (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Dwelt, soon detached in rear, closer order 4f out, moderate 4th from 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong to go 2nd near line, 2nd of 6, 11l behind News At Six (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 gf.
Moon Dice (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Raced in moderate 2nd, closer order from over 6f out, led over 4f out, pushed along from 3f out, headed 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 11, 20l behind Mutual Regard (9-7) at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Kalann (IRE) 5-2 (8-9) Raced in rear, quickly improved on outer from over 3f out and soon 2nd, ridden to challenge over 2f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Giant's Quest (8-13) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol.
Massini's Trap (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, headway 4f out, improved to dispute lead 2 1/2f out, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd beating Alileo (10-1) by 1l, 18 ran.
Pyromaniac (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Soon mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and soon improved, moderate 6th 2 1/2f out, kept on under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Captain Teemo (8-10) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Alileo (GER) 9-2fav (10-1) Mid-division, progress on outer early straight, ridden in 4th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on without reaching winner to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 18, 1l behind Massini's Trap (9-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd.
Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Raced in 3rd early before soon dropping to 4th, ridden from over 3f out, no impression from 1f out and kept on same pace closing stages, 5th of 10, 8l behind Bayan (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft.