Blue Cannon was drawn 11 and had Conor Hoban on board when taking this a year ago and connections will be hoping history repeats itself. The five-year-old has been competing over hurdles and fences recently but must be kept on the right side. MOVEABLE ASSET is a real staying type who came with a late burst to score over 1m6f at Tramore. He's been beaten over hurdles subsequently but can get back to winning ways. Crystal Earth had been in excellent form before a reasonable effort in a much better race than this at Leopardstown last week. This is more his grade and he has to go on the short-list, as must Zemario who has been going well on the Flat and over timber and arrives here on what looks a fair mark. He's Our Man stays well as he showed when catching Marchese Marconi at Killarney so it will be a surprise if he doesn't get involved.
Bensoon 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 12th halfway, ridden in 11th entering straight, kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 18, 5l behind Pique Sous (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Led, joined halfway, ridden and headed 4f out, weakened, last of 10, well behind Crystal Earth (8-10) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.
Crystal Earth (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 6th 4f out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 18, 7l behind Pique Sous (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd.
He's Our Man (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Dwelt, soon tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead and ridden 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, all out close home, won at Killarney 2m 1f am stks (4yo+) gd in Aug beating Marchese Marconi (11-10) by shd, 4 ran.
Birzali (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders and ridden along in 7th halfway, no impression in 8th under 2f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Saratoga Baby (11-10) at Laytown 7f am hcp 50-80.
Moveable Asset (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 3f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, led on line, won at Tramore 1m 6f stks gd in Aug beating Manuka (9-8) by ns, 8 ran.
Fisher Bridge (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, headway to lead 4f out, ridden early straight, headed and dropped to 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Redera (8-4) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jul.
Head Waiter (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Settled in 7th, headway on outer after halfway and almost disputing approaching straight, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra in 7th from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Giant's Quest (9-4) at Leopardstown 2m hcp gf in Aug.
Zemario (IRE) 10-3 (9-13) Mid-division, closer in 6th and ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Timjoe (8-3) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp in Aug.
Annakrista (GER) 14-1 (9-9) Led at modest pace, headed well before halfway, remained prominent, under pressure straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 7l behind Star Power (9-12) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol.
Action Master 6-1 (8-0) Settled in rear, pushed along approaching straight and no threat under 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 13l behind Cul Baire (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Vivaldi (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden in moderate 6th 3f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 45l behind Dabadiyan (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks gf in Jul.
Sinntani (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no extra, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Timjoe (8-3) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp in Aug.
Jolaine 14-1 (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 4f out, weakened before straight, 5th of 7, 7l behind Grecian Tiger (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gf.
Blue Cannon (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division on outer, 11th approaching straight, kept on one pace without threatening, 8th of 15, 32l behind Celestial Prospect (9-12) at Wexford 2m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Passion Planet (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, niggled along, towards rear early at modest pace, improved to lead well before halfway, joined from 4f out, headed and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Star Power (9-12) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol.
Rising Euro (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 22l behind Timjoe (8-3) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp in Aug.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Mid-division best, 11th over 3f out, soon no impression, 9th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Ted Veale (11-3) at Bellewstown 1m 4f stks gd in Aug.