Dual bumper and hurdles winner SAINT GERVAIS has been going well on the level and looks well enough treated on a mark of 84 to take this under Joseph O'Brien. Seventh Sign, who completed a hat-trick at around this trip in the summer, found the distance too far when tackling the Irish Cesarewitch and can do much better. Face Value battled on well to beat the fancied Everything Zain at Tramore but, like The Four Elms, will need to show a bit more improvement from his new mark though the latter will be better for a recent run over hurdles. Hide The Evidence produced an astonishing performance to score by 19 lengths at Roscommon and was by no means disgraced in the Irish Cesarewitch next time.
Solo Performer (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride and always behind, 10th of 14, 8l behind Certerach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Saint Gervais (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Waited with, soon in mid-division, wide and progress to track leaders from over 5f out, 2nd and challenged straight, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Missunited (10-9) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) hvy in Sep.
Seventh Sign 8-1 (8-13) Prominent, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened approaching straight, 22nd of 27, well behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-1) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy.
The Four Elms (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Always prominent, mainly 2nd, challenged and led under 2f out, stayed on well from over 1f out, won at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-70 gd in Mar beating East Of Tara (9-10) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Face Value 5-1 (9-9) Always prominent, tracked leader in 2nd, led 5f out, driven along and headed well over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 sft beating Everything Zain (8-13) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Adam's Return (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Leroy Parker (8-3) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp hvy.
Hide The Evidence (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Towards rear, kept on one pace straight, 12th of 27, 39l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-1) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy.
Szabo's Destiny 20-1 (9-2) Always behind, 18th of 19, well behind King of Dudes (9-1) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80.