LIBERTY TO ROCK won this a year ago and had subsequent winner Granny On Fire behind when successful at Dundalk last month. He's probably still well enough treated to complete the double as though he was a couple of lengths behind Elusive Express here earlier he arrives in better form than that rival. General Bunching was behind the selection at Dundalk but Three Bells looks a threat. Patrick Downey's charge has suddenly found an aversion to starting stalls, though he overcame those problems to score at Fairyhouse. He wouldn't load when attempting a double at Naas so potential punters may want to wait until the last minute.
Three Bells (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Reluctant to load, raced close 2nd, ridden to lead 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jul beating Doc Holliday (9-2) by 1l, 14 ran.
Valley Queen 20-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway under 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 16, 5l behind Mamma Rosa (9-5) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-65.
Elusive Award (USA) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders and 6th entering straight, soon ridden and no extra from 2f out, weakened, 13th of 16, 11l behind Horsewithnoname (8-7) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd.
General Bunching (USA) 6-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride and towards rear early, headway into 8th 3f out, ridden in 7th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Maudlin Magdalen (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
Elusive Express (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden after halfway, no impression 2f out, 8th of 14, 11l behind Tsar Paul (9-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inner and 4th halfway, headway early straight to lead under 2f out, soon strongly pressed and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, all out to just hold on, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jul beating Granny On Fire (8-8) by ns, 14 ran.
Mystery Angel (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, no extra entering straight and weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 15, 20l behind Granny On Fire (8-3) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gf in Jul.
Polly Ella (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, eased final furlong, 10th of 14, 18l behind Maudlin Magdalen (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
The Reek 5-1fav (8-12) Pushed along towards rear early and 10th approaching straight, no impression in 9th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 6l behind Gatamalata (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Caracal 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced when not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 12l behind Kyllachykov (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Crystal Harmony (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 9l behind Tsar Paul (9-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Harrier Exhibition (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, went moderate 5th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 10l behind Dusty Trail (9-13) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gd.
Kalacan (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, headed and ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 18, 8l behind Tohugo (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Ros Cuire (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Slowly away, always well in rear, last of 9, 28l behind Dream Walker (10-2) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Brostigh Ort (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, under pressure when bumped under 3f out, soon weakened quickly, last of 12, well behind Sharjah (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Jul.