Although three-year-olds have a good record in this, older horses have won the last two and MAAREK can keep up the sequence. He loves this track and soft ground and arrives on the back of an outstanding run in the Ayr Gold Cup where he was conceding lumps of weight to the pair who finished ahead of him. Lady Wingshot has had a fine season but is probably best over an extra furlong and was behind the selection over this C&D last month. Hurricane Twister arrives in fantastic shape having made all for facile victories in handicaps at Roscommon and Tipperary. Both were over 7f, however, and one or two of these may have too much pace for him. Custom Cut hasn't raced over a trip this short since his debut last June but will like the conditions and though Colour Of Love hasn't quite proved herself at this level she came up against a very progressive type in Mince at York last time.
Maarek 8-1fav (9-9) Towards rear center group, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon edged left, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 26, 4l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Lady Wingshot (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, headway into close 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, not match winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Yellow Rosebud (9-3) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 (1) hvy.
Hurricane Twister (IRE) 5-1fav (8-3) Soon led, clear after 2f, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, easily, won at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 hvy beating Susiescot (8-13) by 10l, 11 ran.
Malicious Intent (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, 8th halfway, headway into 4th 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Regal Power (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks.
Custom Cut (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and stayed centre when challenged 2f out, soon headed, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 4th close home, 5th of 6, 8l behind Yellow Rosebud (9-3) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 (1) hvy.
Colour Of Love (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mince (8-11) at York 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep.
Kateeva (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders early, pushed along in 5th halfway, under pressure in 4th 2f out, kept on into 2nd over 1f out, no impression winner, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Fit The Cove (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
Katla (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, weakened straight, last of 14, 12l behind The Reaper (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Angel Way (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 10th of 16, 6l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Coolnagree (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden into 4th under 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Yellow Rosebud (9-3) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 (1) hvy.
Possible 8-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, soon ridden and no extra, 14th of 16, 13l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.
Strike Action 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway 1 1/2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Timeless Call (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.