Winning bumper Ted Veale finished runner-up over 1m3f at Killarney but this may prove just a little too short for him. Brassbound has to be a threat after two promising runs, especially over this trip at Leopardstown last time where he stayed on strongly behind Something Graceful. Silk Kimono will need major improvement, however, so this should go to MONT BLANC who has progressed with each run and was only caught in the closing stages over 1m4f at Galway last time - he should lead these a merry dance.
Brassbound (USA) 11-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 8th 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Something Graceful (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gs.
Mount Oriel (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Very slowly away, soon in touch in rear, no impression from 3f out, 6th of 7, 37l behind Tandem (9-5) at Galway 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn gd.
Ted Veale (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Dwelt, waited with at ordinary pace, progress to chase leaders from 3f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure without getting to winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Smithfield (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks in Jul.
Apple Be Lucky (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 13, well behind Encrypted Message (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn stks sft in Jul.
She's Our Banker (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Waited with, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 47l behind Freefairngenuine (11-3) at Roscommon 2m mares n h flat sft in Jul.
Mont Blanc 8-1 (9-0) Led, disputed after 4f, headed after 5f, ridden to lead again 2 1/2f out, strongly pressed entering straight, kept on, headed close home, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Aegean Sky (9-0) at Galway 1m 4f fll mdn stks sft.
Silk Kimono (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 3f out, 10th of 12, 21l behind Absolute Crackers (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo fll mdn gf in Apr.