Sean Og Coulston won this from a 9lb higher mark a year ago on soft ground but hasn't been in the best of form and pulled up over hurdles when last seen in March. STRAIT OF ZANZIBAR has a poor strike-rate for a horse who once looked very promising though he's invariably raced in much better company and his overall form entitles him to the vote. The three-year-old Bronte is in very good shape at present and was only caught in the dying strides at Fairyhouse so with just 1lb extra has to be a threat. Seanie has only won once but wasn't beaten far in a much better handicap at the Curragh last time and shouldn't be dismissed despite a big weight.
Seanie (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Soon chased leaders, 7th halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 30, 2 3/4l behind Burn The Boats (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jun.
Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 33-1 (8-3) Soon chased leaders, 9th halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 14th of 30, 6l behind Burn The Boats (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jun.
Bronte 4-1 (9-9) Led, clear travelling well 2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed 1f out, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Lightnin Hopkins (9-4) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gd.
Rummaging (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3f out, soon no impression, 8th of 16, 5l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Sean Og Coulston (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Khyber Pass (9-6) at Dundalk 7f 4yo stk pol in Feb.