Only Auden and MIGHTY WHITEY have shown any worthwhile form and they are very closely matched on their run behind Dusty Trail over 1m4f at Tramore last month. The former, who ran quite well over a trip too short at Laytown on Tuesday, was just over two lengths behind his rival and is 7lb better off but the latter is more likely to be suited by the fast ground so is taken to confirm the form. The betting may tell us if anything else is fancied with Hoppsan taken as the only possible alternative as she hasn't been totally disgraced in better class.
Auden (USA) 11-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out and soon no impression, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Toufan Express (10-0) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65.
Fog In The Bog (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Soon behind, pulled up after halfway, in a race won by Battle Of Saratoga (9-5) at Limerick 1m mdn stks sft in Jun '12, 15 ran.
Mighty Whitey (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden in 3rd 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Dusty Trail (9-13) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gd in Aug.
The Galway Clock (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Soon tracked leaders, ridden in 8th approaching straight, no extra in 11th and kept on same pace 1f out, 11th of 15, 10l behind Ned's Indian (9-5) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Hoppsan (IRE) 66-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 10th early, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 7th of 17, 13l behind Dr Funkenstein (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gf in Jun.
Knockdoha (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, 6th entering straight and no extra from 2f out, 12th of 15, 18l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.