A three-year-old won this last year and PHANTOM OF PLENTY can carry on the sequence. Ger Lyons' charge won a 1m2f Leopardstown handicap by nine lengths before finding 1m6f too far at Bellewstown where he didn't look the easiest of rides. Jamie Codd is a very positive booking and he can return to winning ways. Pauline Ryan rode a winner at Laytown on Thursday and will ensure Quench The Flame, a winner over this trip on heavy ground at Tramore last month, gets the best possible ride. Nina Carberry would love to win this and Smithfield should be prominent while the very useful bumper Double Double won over this trip on his only start under Flat rules at Sligo last month. Cnoc Na Sioga has been going well over timber and is another to consider in an open contest.
Benefit Of Porter (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, kept on from 2f out to go moderate 6th near finish, 6th of 12, 7l behind Montebell (8-6) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp.
Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, struggling to get there from over 3f out, 6th approaching 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 27l behind Inis Meain (8-5) at Galway 1m 4f hcp sft in Aug.
Double Double (FR) 3-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway from 3f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, high head carriage under pressure, stayed on well final furlong, won at Sligo 1m 4f Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+) in Aug beating Black Benny (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 14, 9l behind Regal Tramp (9-8) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol.
King Of Aran (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Prince Of Fire (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Feb.
Smithfield (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, moderate 3rd and ridden 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 4th of 7, 12l behind Solo Performer (10-0) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Aug.
Quench The Flame 6-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 6th, smooth progress on outer over 3f out, 3rd over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, no extra straight, 7th of 10, 11l behind Leyland (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp hvy.
Cnoc Na Sioga (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Waited with at ordinary pace, closed halfway, 3rd over 5f out, no impression under pressure from over 2f out, soon no extra in 4th, 4th of 9, 34l behind Great Oak (10-6) at Tramore 2m mdn stks hvy in Aug.
Forest Minx (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Soon mid-division, pushed along in 5th after halfway, 4th 3f out, soon 3rd, challenged 1 1/2f out, in front 1f out and ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, easily, won at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun beating Fancy Socks (9-13) by 11l, 13 ran.
Noble Call (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened early straight, eased inside final furlong, last of 6, 18l behind Encrypted Message (9-1) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp.
Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 6-4fav (7-11) Tracked clear leader in 2nd, closed on leader 2f out and ridden, hung right and ran around under 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Solo Performer (10-0) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Aug.
Viva Diva 16-1 (8-10) Soon towards rear, no impression 3f out, last of 9, 22l behind Zariyna (8-10) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 50-85 sft in Jul.
First Impressions (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Raced in 4th, took closer order on outer 5f out, 3rd and ridden 3f out, soon no extra, weakened straight, 4th of 6, 17l behind Missunited (9-12) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks hvy in Aug.
Star Power (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 13th of 14, 14l behind Regal Tramp (9-8) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol.
Pride Of The Lions (NZ) 7-1 (11-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th and no impression 2f out, soon no extra, 11th of 12, 21l behind Marlos Moment (9-9) at Roscommon 1m 4f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in Aug.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th 2f out, no extra and weakened, 9th of 11, 38l behind Sheilas Wish (9-2) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
First Friday (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed under 4f out, no extra in 3rd 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 18l behind Hartside (8-11) at Wexford 2m hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Marlos Moment 3-1 (8-13) Held up early, improved into 3rd approaching halfway, close 2nd travelling best 3f out, soon ridden to challenge, led narrowly under 1f out, headed closing stages, 2nd of 5, nk behind Hartside (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp hvy in Aug.
Fancy Socks (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed over 4f out, no impression into straight, 9th of 15, 15l behind Morethanafeeling (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gs in Aug.
Sparkaway 100-1 (10-0) last of 5, 22l behind Macbeth (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f stks.