HEUSTON is something of an unknown, rather like his trainer Reggie Roberts, who has few runners but rarely misses the target. Runner-up on his debut over a mile at Dundalk in December, he reappeared over this trip at Fairyhouse last month where he had the speed to see off Live Dangerously with Kiss The Stars third. The latter has won subsequently and is no better off so the winner is taken to continue his trainer's fine strike-rate. Ramone gained a surprise victory under Johnny Murtagh at Leopardstown and, with the former champion in the plate again, another big run is expected. Sassaway has to be a big threat as, after taking an age to get off the mark, she's now won four of her last six and battled on strongly to score here last time. Ger Lyons won this last year so his two representatives, Lightnin Hopkins and Toccata Blue, are respected.
Nero Emperor (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Dwelt, towards rear, closer 2f out, ridden in 7th and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind An Saighdiur (9-9) at Tipperary 5f hcp.
Seal Rock 14-1 (10-0) Prominent, 2nd and ridden 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bainne (8-9) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, last of 13, 8l behind Farmleigh House (10-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 13, 6l behind Farmleigh House (10-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Speed Dream (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Queen Grace (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol.
Heuston (IRE) 2-1fav (9-8) Prominent, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Fairyhouse 6f mdn stks gf in Jul beating Live Dangerously (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 8, 8l behind Queen Grace (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol.
Regal Power 2-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 9, 7l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-7) at Navan 6f hcp in Jun.
Sassaway (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Always prominent, led early and 2nd halfway, led again 2f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 6f fll hcp gd beating So Devoted (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Raced behind leaders and niggled along to go pace, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Queen Grace (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol.
Norville (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 7l behind Bainne (8-9) at Sligo 6f hcp.
Corporal Maddox 11-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 3l behind Noverre To Go (9-12) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Ramone (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Checked leaving stalls and held up towards rear, ridden and went 4th 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead on line, won at Leopardstown 6f 3yo fll stks gf beating Danseur De Feu (9-0) by hd, 6 ran.
Italian Tom (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Diman Waters (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Patrickswell (IRE) 14-1 (7-13) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Farmleigh House (10-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Susiescot (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden along in 10th halfway, no extra 2f out, 10th of 14, 16l behind Mona Brown (9-2) at Naas 1m Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+).
Scatty Cat (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 4th, headway 2f out and tried to challenge over 1f out, 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Tylery Wonder (9-1) at Bellewstown 5f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Best Be Careful (9-9) by 2l, 6 ran.
Foot Perfect (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Settled in mid-division on inner, some headway early straight and 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong but no impression on winner, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind So Devoted (9-7) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gd.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 9-2fav (7-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind An Saighdiur (9-9) at Tipperary 5f hcp.
Kiss The Stars (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to lead 1f out, driven out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Cork 6f 3yo hcp gd beating Harpist (9-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Enigma Code (UAE) 12-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, weakened, 11th of 13, 12l behind The Black Devil (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
Wandering Heart (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Prominent in centre, weakened after halfway, 25th of 26, 24l behind Eur Elusive (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-85 gd in Aug '11.