Andy Oliver won this in 2010 and BITSANBOBS is handed an opportunity to gain his first success. He has improved steadily since making his debut in July and was staying on strongly over 7f on testing ground at the Curragh last time. Susiescot has been very consistent though she was beaten a long way when runner-up at Tipperary last time and could be a few pounds high and though Cairdiuil won easily at Galway last month he's since run poorly over hurdles. Regulation will probably have just needed his latest run after a break and can be given a chance on his victory at the Curragh in June but the main threat looks to be Precious Stone, who finally got off the mark after several near misses when tackling Polytrack at Dundalk.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Hurricane Twister (8-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 hvy.
Regulation (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, moderate 7th halfway, ridden in 6th under 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 14l behind Hurricane Twister (8-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 hvy.
Sadler's Mark 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened straight, 9th of 14, 8l behind Certerach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 9th and ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Van Rooney (9-9) at Killarney 1m hcap in Sep.
Miracle Cure (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 8th 2 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 15th of 18, 14l behind Punch Your Weight (8-6) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Aug.
Quote Of The Day (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, no impression straight, 12th of 14, 7l behind Spirituality (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 60-95 pol.
Susiescot (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Chased leaders in moderate 3rd, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace to 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Hurricane Twister (8-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 hvy.
Emotional Dream 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders in 4th, improved under pressure to challenge in 2nd from 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Mont Blanc (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 hvy.
Bendzoldan (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Creek Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Cairdiuil (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, smooth headway under 3f out, led 2f out, clear straight, ran on strongly, eased close home, won at Galway 1m stks hvy in Sep beating Daigreen (9-7) by 7l, 15 ran.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, lost place 1 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Mont Blanc (9-1) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 hvy.
Precious Stone (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m mdn fll stks pol in Sep beating You Got Heart (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Solent Ridge (IRE) 3-1fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2l behind Six Silver Lane (12-3) at Laytown 7f am hcp 50-80 in Sep.
Bitsanbobs (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden and progress 2f out, 4th 1f out, stayed on final furlong, disputed for 2nd on line, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Man Of Erin (10-2) at Curragh 7f hcp hvy.
Mctaggart (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Hurricane Twister (8-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 hvy.
Quench The Flame 12-1 (10-0) Prominent, pushed along into straight, challenged and every chance 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4l behind Dusty Trail (9-10) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 47-70 hvy.