Joseph O'Brien won this on a 20/1 chance a year ago and has quickly been snapped up by Noel Meade for Champion Boy. He's a tough and useful handicapper on his day and the fact that he hasn't been seen since October 2010 shouldn't be too much of a concern. Danehill Tapdancer is another with a long absence to overcome and the ground could be a problem though Pat Smullen's expertise will ensure a good run. Michael Hussey was seen at his best when steering GOTHEN NIECE to victory at Cork a fortnight ago where the early pace didn't suit his mount. A rise of 4lb looks manageable and she can complete a quick double. Go Babie Go hasn't shown much to date but steps up markedly in trip and would be of interest if attracting support.
Pride Of The Lions (NZ) 14-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and dropped to 7th 2f out, no extra and weakened, 10th of 13, 17l behind Authorization (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Jul.
Champion Boy (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division on inner, 9th entering straight, 6th on outer over 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Herostatus (9-0) at Dundalk 2m hcp 60-90 pol in Nov '10.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, rear of mid-division, progress on inner from 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 15, 4l behind Gris Ladera (9-5) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd.
Speed Dial 33-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 7th of 10, 43l behind Double Double (9-7) at Sligo 1m 4f Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+).
Boxer Beat (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Always behind, no impression from 4f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Final Flashback (9-8) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in Jul.
Gothen Niece (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Keen hold and soon led, joined straight, in front again and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 beating Cinderella Story (8-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Articilitis (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 24l behind Our Nana Rose (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Skiing In Tune (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Always behind, 12th of 16, 12l behind First Friday (8-11) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Accompanist 16-1 (12-0) 17th of 21, well behind Broadway Twist (11-7) at Punchestown 1m 7f stks sft in May.
Danehill Tapdancer (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 5th early straight, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Eastern Rules (8-13) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Go Babie Go (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 16, 18l behind Wot A Shot (8-3) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Live Trade (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, still 5th 3f out, soon no impression, 11th of 16, 22l behind Via Del Corso (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Marlos Moment 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, soon weakened, last of 12, well behind Storm Hawk (9-6) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.