Wellmarked won this in 2011 and is the only course and distance winner in the line-up, though he was confined to Polytrack when last seen at the turn of the year. CITY OF CULTURE has had very little racing for her age and looks to be progressing judged on her close second to Big Bad Lily at Navan. She could have done without a 4lb rise but Colin Keane's claim takes care of most of that and the combination can prove up to the task. Blistering Dancer will enjoy the conditions and, though he has never raced over the minimum trip, he generally shows enough pace to get involved. Enter The Red has never won in 17 starts but will be suited by the ground and must be on the short-list but Chillie Billie is another long-standing maiden and was behind the selection at Navan.
City Of Culture (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, improved to lead under 1f out, kept on final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Moss Top (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Mid-division on outer, 8th halfway, soon ridden, 8th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 8l behind Shipyard (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks.
Tamam Namoose (IRE) 50-1 (9-8) Dwelt, soon rear of mid-division, pushed along after 1f, ridden in 9th and no impression 2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 15l behind True Verdict (9-0) at Navan 6f mdn stks in May.
La Canaada (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and strongly pressed under 2f out, headed under 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Behind stand side, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Rise To Glory (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Better Value (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden after halfway, 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 18, 7l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression, 9th of 18, 5l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Wellmarked (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, ridden along early, soon chased leaders, 5th before halfway, no extra 1 1/2f out, 13th of 14, 9l behind Indian Landing (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Blistering Dancer (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Always prominent, 3rd approaching straight, ridden in moderate 2nd and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Hail Shower (9-5) at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp in Sep.
Chillie Billie 9-2fav (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Cobblers Cove (USA) 7-2fav (8-6) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, weakened, 12th of 16, 11l behind Last Minute Lisa (8-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Enter The Red (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Led early, headed before halfway and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden early straight and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression and kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Lady Lyrath (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Future Earner (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, under pressure 3f out, weakened straight, 12th of 14, 18l behind Woodsophiesmile (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Little Village (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden after halfway, weakened, 14th of 18, 7l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Drombeg's Choice (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and weakened from 4f out, last of 14, well behind Castle Guest (8-11) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in May '12.
Miller Beach 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 5th and no extra from 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 11, 5l behind Lady O Malley (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Denbigh Raur (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra, 4th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Big Bad Lily (9-7) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.