Torpichen hasn't run on the Flat since scoring at the Curragh last April but he's been busy over jumps and could hardly be in better form having won over fences at Listowel last month. He looks certain to go well but faces a stiff task conceding weight to in-form rivals including KING OF ARAN, who returned to action from a long break with a fine victory in an amateurs event last month and gets the vote from just 6lb higher. Dermot Weld has several good chances today and Truthwillsetufree is another of them. The daughter of Dalakhani has only had four starts and was staying on so strongly at the finish over 1m1f at Listowel that this sort of trip looks a better option. Strandfield Lady loves this track and continues to perform with credit from around the same mark so she's another who should get into the firing line.
Clare Glen (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, well behind and lost touch 5f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Wild Coco (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Back Burner (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened from 3f out, 13th of 14, 14l behind Certerach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Torphichen 6-1 (9-7) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, led entering straight, ridden to assert over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 sft in Apr '11 beating Captain Dancer (9-6) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Settled in rear of mid-division, rear entering straight, good headway on inner to go 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on first 2 final 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind I Have A Dream (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Aladdins Cave 25-1 (9-10) Always behind, 12th of 14, 13l behind Certerach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Admiral Barry (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Always behind, 25th of 27, well behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-1) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy.
Beau Michael 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden along 5f out, weakened from 3f out, 11th of 13, 28l behind Offer (10-0) at Naas 1m 4f hcp hvy.
King Of Aran (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway on outer in straight, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, kept on under pressure to lead final strides, won at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) in Sep beating Double Double (11-8) by hd, 18 ran.
Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, 7th and headway 3f out, moderate 2nd early straight, kept on well final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Inis Meain (9-0) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Hay Point (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Prominent, 5th on outer 5f out, no extra straight, 14th of 27, well behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-1) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy.
Lady Bennett (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway in 7th 2f out, ridden into 2nd over 1f out, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Brassbound (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol.
Authorization 5-1 (8-7) Dwelt and went right leaving stalls, pulled way towards lead and soon 3rd, 4th halfway, briefly went 2nd early straight, soon ridden and no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened, 5th of 9, 9l behind Diplomat (8-10) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp hvy in Aug.
Citizenship 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, no impression from 4f out, 15th of 19, 35l behind Midnight Music (11-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Leah Claire (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, soon no extra and weakened entering straight, eased 1f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Marlos Moment (8-6) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
Sure Reef (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Led, headed 5f out, pushed along in 2nd 4f out, kept on, no extra in 4th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 14l behind Top Man Michael (8-0) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft in Aug.
Zemario (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 4f out, ridden in 2nd over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Seventh Sign (9-6) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Reared-up and lost a lot of ground at start, soon in touch at rear, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Valbucca (8-8) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp hvy.
King Of Queens (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Held up, clipped heels and stumbled after 1f, no impression from 3f out, 14th of 15, 44l behind Cairdiuil (9-4) at Galway 1m stks hvy in Sep.