ALL ABOUT ALFIE beat Sheilas Wish comfortably in this a year ago and is just 4lb higher. He's had little racing subsequently but will have been primed for a repeat and gets the vote. Crouching Harry has never won on the Flat but has a victory on testing ground over timber to his credit. He's running well enough to be considered along with Crystal Earth, who hasn't had much experience but ran her best race to date at the Curragh last time. Gothen Niece can go well as she won the second division of this a year ago on soft ground and finished a close second on her only other visit.
Bobskier (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 5f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Kims Dream (8-5) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Sheilas Wish (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 4th 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 6l behind Benbecula (10-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.
Carvelas (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and hampered 4f out, soon no extra, 13th of 14, 21l behind Shalaman (9-9) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Crystal Earth (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 4th approaching straight, ridden on rail from 2f out, in pursuit of winner but not get there inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Beau Michael (10-12) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jul.
Gothen Niece (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Behind early, mid-division halfway, ridden and weakened before straight, 16th of 17, 23l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Crouching Harry (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, kept on to 2nd 1f out, not reach winner final furlong, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Sian (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Hootie (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd and raced a bit keenly, ridden early straight and went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Neophilia (8-6) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf in Jul.
All About Alfie (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Led, headed after 2f, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 14th of 16, 9l behind Hazariban (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Sep.
Denis Of Kerry (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Towards rear, driven along 4f out and 9th entering straight, kept on under pressure inside final furlong without troubling leaders, 5th of 11, 7l behind Whatever It Takes (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Bubblesforbarbara (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Soon chased leaders, wide straight, 9th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 11th of 15, 7l behind The Black Devil (9-1) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.
Nareusya (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 11th of 15, 18l behind House Limit (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Effortless 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders in 5th, lost place entering straight, soon no extra, 9th of 12, 15l behind Cannot Give (9-1) at Killarney 1m 6f stks in Aug '10.
Moreece (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, weakened under 2f out, last of 16, 26l behind Truly Genius (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.
Back In Black (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division early, mid-division in 9th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 17, 17l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Ready To Rocknroll (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, driven along in 2nd approaching straight, soon no extra, weakened, 8th of 12, 25l behind Long Wait (9-9) at Roscommon 1m 4f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in Aug '11.
Zero Euro (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Went a bit left out of stalls, soon towards rear, ridden into 9th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Sassaway (9-5) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Harrier Exhibition (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, 11th of 14, 25l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Lady Temptress (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Soon well off pace towards rear, went moderate 5th 2f out, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 4th of 8, 8l behind Absolutlyfantastic (9-7) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Waterhouse (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Towards rear, under pressure 5f out, no extra from over 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Busted Tycoon (9-10) at Galway 2m hcp 50-70 hvy.