STOCKTONS WING completed a double over a mile in June and not surprisingly shot up the weights. He was doing his best work at the finish behind Kedleston on his hat-trick bid at Leopardstown, however, and this longer trip should be in his favour. He can return to winning ways though Greatest has shown plenty of ability and should be winning soon. He has a big weight to carry on his handicap debut though that is offset by the 10lb claim of his young rider. Moonshed also makes his handicap debut but hasn't shown much to date while Velocity Of Light is taking a step up in trip after a couple of runs over 7f and enters unknown territory.
Greatest (FR) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Mudaffar (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo mdn.
Rock Band 4-1 (9-8) Prominent, ridden in close 2nd entering straight, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Love Nest (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
Stocktons Wing (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Settled in rear, closer entering straight and some headway into 5th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Kedleston (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-85 gs in Jul.
Moonshed (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra entering straight, 11th of 13, 22l behind Authorization (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Jul.
Velocity Of Light 8-1 (9-5) Soon chased leaders, moderate 3rd under 3f out, soon went in pursuit of leader, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 15, 6l behind Punch Your Weight (9-5) at Cork 7f mdn stks.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3f out, no impression 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Daigreen (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp 47-65.
Coolsami (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, never a factor, ridden in 10th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 7l behind Roja Dove (8-13) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp.