Aidan O'Brien won this with a three-year-old last year and will be expecting I Have A Dream to complete the double after his comfortable victory over 1m4f on heavy ground at Bellewstown. The son of Galileo won't be inconvenienced by stepping-up in trip and it's difficult to see him out of the frame but SHELFORD was equally impressive when storming home here a couple of weeks ago and in receipt of 4lb can score again. Katevan is interesting as her only run to date was over a mile at Dundalk in September. Her pedigree suggests she won't stay the trip but Jim Bolger wouldn't have her entered here unless he knew better. Universal Truth will be warming up for Galway so winning bumper Donatis Comet could prove best of the older brigade.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed 3 1/2f out, no extra and weakened, last of 13, well behind Ursa Major (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.
I Have A Dream 5-2fav (9-5) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 4th 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead under 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Bellewstown 1m 4f mdn stks hvy beating Benash (9-11) by 4l, 13 ran.
Donatis Comet (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Towards rear mainly 7th, ridden and headway entering straight, went 2nd 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Whatuthink (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway into 6th 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Scots Gaelic (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Shelford (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden approaching straight and headway to dispute under 2f out, led under pressure early final furlong and kept on best to assert, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f mdn stks sft beating Dougal Philps (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Universal Truth (IRE) 7-4fav (12-3) 4th of 13, 27l behind Wins Now (12-6) at Naas 2m stks hvy in Oct.
Katevan (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division on inner, driven along and switched right early straight, steady headway to challenge early final furlong, kept on well to lead final 100 yards, won at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep beating Honour And Obey (8-4) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Hawk Flight (IRE) 22-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 14, 10l behind Home Secretary (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f Handicap (60-75) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Tantalising (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, took keen hold, ridden 2f out and no impression from 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Chicago (9-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp sft.