Big Bad Lily has scored over 5f here on fast ground and won't mind today's conditions as she won on soft going at Navan, though she rarely tackles this trip. Gatamalata was well beaten in this a year ago and her last success was over a mile and though Apache Gold led at this trip when a close third over 7f at the Curragh on Tuesday, he's never run over a trip this short in 21 starts. More Questions has more basic speed than most of these and isn't too badly treated though a high draw isn't a help so the tentative vote in a wide-open contest goes to SEPTEMBER LILY, who is a real soft-ground specialist with a victory on this track to her credit.
Measured Approval (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 15, 7l behind Captain May (9-0) at Listowel 7f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
More Questions (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt and in rear, no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to nearly snatch 4th on line, 5th of 7, 4l behind Johnny Lynch (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp gf in Jun.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Niggled along early, tracked leaders, still close 4th wide 1f out, soon no extra, 11th of 13, 6l behind My Good Brother (8-9) at Curragh 5f hcp gd in Sep.
The Firm (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway on outer to dispute 2f out, led over 1f out and kept on under pressure, headed closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Dark Passion (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul '11.
Irish Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out,, 13th of 15, 16l behind Sretaw (7-11) at Curragh 1m App hcp gd.
September Lily (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders and 8th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 10th of 30, 4 1/2l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd.
Dashwood 25-1 (8-6) Dwelt and always rear, no impression from 2f out, eased when well beaten inside final furlong, last of 16, 25l behind Jayed Jidan (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp gd in Aug.
Big Bad Lily (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 8th on outer 2f out, 7th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to lead close home, won at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65 beating City Of Culture (9-10) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Gallena 100-1 (9-0) Close up early, 5th approaching straight, dropped to last and no extra from 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Cristoforo Colombo (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Busalla (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Soon led, headed and no extra from 2f out, 10th of 13, 18l behind Measured Approval (10-0) at Killarney 1m hcp gf in Jul.
Longfield Lad (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon disputed lead, ridden in 2nd before straight, dropped to moderate 4th and no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 12l behind Hail Shower (9-5) at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp in Sep.
Pyromaniac (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 3f out, 13th of 16, 21l behind Fulminata (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep.
Gatamalata (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, ridden and no impression in 3rd well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Bangalore Diamond (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Apache Gold (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Led early and tracked leader in 2nd, led again under 2f out until ridden and headed early final furlong, no impression under pressure and dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 30, 2 1/4l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd.
Batu (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders and 12th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 27th of 30, 25l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd.
Missile Command (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, briefly 2nd but no impression on leader over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Elusive Gent (8-9) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Happy Maverick (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Swordfishtrombones (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 14th of 15, 26l behind Rocktique (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks gf in Jun.
Erins Gal (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Soon mid-division, closer order under pressure when short of room over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 6l behind Engage The Dance (8-10) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.