County Hurdle winner Ted Veale has been in excellent form though couldn't justify favouritism in the Galway Hurdle. He easily won a similar race to this over the track and trip last month and will take some beating but QUE PASA could be the one to cause an upset. She's been in fine form over hurdles and has achieved a rating of 126. Her latest success at Galway suggests she's still very much on the upgrade so, in receipt of 16lb from Ted Veale, can make a winning debut under Flat rules. Strandfield Lady has won 11 times on the Flat and will enjoy the fast ground better than most while both Gimli's Rock, who has already won 10 races, and Marchese Marconi, who hasn't had too much racing and is entitled to improve, are also interesting.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, close up from 3f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 8th of 20, 8l behind Edeymi (10-13) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 in Jul.
Ted Veale (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Settled towards rear, headway after halfway and went 3rd approaching straight, led under 2f out and stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) gf in Jul beating Blackmail (10-7) by 4l, 9 ran.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 8, 7l behind Daymooma (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp gd.
Alhellal (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders on inner and 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra in 6th 1f out, weakened, 7th of 8, 22l behind Redera (8-4) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jul.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, eased 2f out, 8th of 10, 16l behind Dusty Trail (9-13) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gd.
False Economy (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, ridden entering straight, no impression and behind from 2f out, last of 8, 41l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gf in Jul.
Gimli's Rock (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden to chase leaders and no impression inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 20, 3l behind Edeymi (10-13) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 in Jul.
Strain Of Fame (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Led, headed and weakened quickly 4f out, behind straight, 6th of 8, 36l behind Digeanta (11-4) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gf in Jul.
The Chief Villain 50-1 (9-5) Always rear and well off pace, remote 7th entering straight, kept on one pace, eased when well beaten inside final furlong, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Unaccompanied (9-0) at Galway 1m 6f stks hvy.
Fearnwood Girl (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra approaching straight, 8th of 15, 6l behind Rusty Halo (9-2) at Wexford 2m hcp 47-65 gf in Aug '11.
Little Miss Betsy (IRE) Amilynx mare out of Benopher.
Que Pasa (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Held up early, 5th halfway, good headway approaching 2 out where challenged, led entering straight, ridden from last, kept on well under pressure run-in, all out close home, won at Galway 2m nh nov hdl gd in Jul beating Shamar (11-12) by nk, 8 ran.