ENCRYPTED MESSAGE, a winner over 7f at Fairyhouse, stepped up markedly to 1m4f at Galway and though running well couldn't cope with Sure Reef. This looks a more suitable trip and Dermot Weld's charge can get back on the winning trail. Jimtown goes best on quicker going than he's likely to face here though he's well enough handicapped and if the ground dries out he'll take some beating. Noble Call has some decent form to his credit and will have no problems with trip or ground but he's still a maiden after 14 starts on the Flat which is an obvious concern. Eighteen Summers is better than his form figures suggest and definitely found a mile too short at Galway after a much better run over 1m4f at Wexford.
Birzali (FR) (9-2) 3rd of 11, 6l behind Lucas Cranach (9-2) at Le Croise-Laroche(FR) 1m 2f 3yo lst stk hvy in Nov '10.
Jimtown 14-1 (9-11) Dwelt, towards rear, headway in 6th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, led last strides, won at Down Royal 1m 2f 3yo hcp gs in Jul beating Circumstances (9-2) by hd, 9 ran.
Encrypted Message (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on in 2nd final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Sure Reef (8-12) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Noble Call (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders at ordinary pace, lost place and no impression under pressure from 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3l behind Smithfield (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks in Jul.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Always behind, last of 14, 22l behind Zalanga (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Aug.
Elusive Award (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, 14th of 15, 18l behind Golden Shoe (9-4) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 9-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 10l behind Gris Ladera (9-5) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Aug.