The three-year-old Harpist is progressing nicely though an 8lb rise for beating horses of her own age at Galway makes this difficult. Kanes Pass has been given a break since scoring at Gowran in May and rarely runs on anything but soft ground. He'd have an obvious chance if the rains arrive and Cash Or Casualty is also better with plenty of give as he demonstrated at Listowel last time. FOOTPRINT wasn't far behind in that latter race and didn't get the best of runs. He would also prefer slightly easier going but looks ready to win again and is handed the vote. Jembatt and Foot Perfect fought out a close finish here earlier this month but the winner has been beaten twice subsequently which has devalued the form.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always prominent, challenged under pressure and gained narrow lead from 1f out, strongly pressed and joined inside final furlong, just in front on line, won at Listowel 7f hcp hvy beating Canary Row (9-6) by nk, 11 ran.
Footprint (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Waited with, 8th early straight, ridden into 3rd and challenged from 1f out, on terms and every chance inside last, kept on same pace near line, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-11) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy.
Seanie (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 15, 14l behind Barack (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd.
Harpist (IRE) 3-1 (9-12) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed out to lead entering straight, ridden and kept on well final furlong, won at Galway 7f 3yo hcp gd beating Tough Lady (8-8) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 9th 3f out, soon ridden, 5th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 12, 5l behind Castle Guest (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 1f stks 0-85 gd.
Reposer (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Led, headed from 1f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 3l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-11) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led, headed 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 12, 12l behind Castle Guest (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 1f stks 0-85 gd.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, no impression from 2f out, 9th of 23, 3 1/2l behind Corporal Maddox (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Korbous (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division throughout, ridden and no impression 2f out, never a factor, 18th of 23, 11l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd.
Queen Of The Sand (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, switched right and ridden early straight, no extra from 1f out, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Majestic Jasmine (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 1f fll hcp gf in Aug.
Kanes Pass (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Led, headed 4f out, ridden in close 2nd 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 sft in May beating Lord Jim (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Norville (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 23, 3 1/2l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd.
Foot Perfect (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, towards rear, progress into 7th 1f out, kept on under pressure into 2nd without troubling winner near finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Jembatt (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd.
Jembatt (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, weakened, 12th of 15, 20l behind Captain May (9-0) at Listowel 7f hcp 50-80 hvy.
Lily Of Kenmare (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden along halfway, no impression 2f out, 14th of 15, 18l behind Footprint (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Cottrell 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2 1/2f out, no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, no extra final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Truly Delightful (9-0) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy.
Three Bells (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, 4th and kept on one pace from 1f out, 6th of 15, 4l behind Captain May (9-0) at Listowel 7f hcp 50-80 hvy.
Pierre D'or (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, not match winner, 2nd of 23, 1/2l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd.