Mark Johnston doesn't send horses on trips across the Irish Sea for fun and appears to have spotted a good opportunity for HAJOUM. The four-year-old is only 2lbs higher than when successful at Goodwood last month and had earlier shown his liking for Polytrack by scoring at Wolverhampton. Sean Og Coulston has been a credit to John Coleman this year and gained his third victory over 6f at Listowel. He almost made it a quick double when runner-up over 1m1f at Fairyhouse and should be ideally suited by today's trip. Award Ceremony hasn't won for over two years but has dropped to a fair mark as a consequence and Leigh Roche's claim will be a bonus. He's Got Rhythm is in good heart and though he's never won on Polytrack he has several near misses behind him.
Hajoum (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader far side, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Summerinthecity (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Sep.
Intapeace (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Led before halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 16, 8l behind Hallie's Comet (9-13) at Listowel 1m fll hcp gd in Sep.
Hard Rock City (USA) 18-1 (9-9) Never a factor, eased final furlong, 20th of 23, 19l behind Ballivor (8-11) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 sft in Sep.
Copper Dock (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 9l behind Bajan Tryst (9-1) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 10-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, effort on outer entering straight, no impression, 11th of 12, 19l behind Priomhbhean (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcap gf in Sep.
Anam Chara (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Led, strongly pressed straight, headed under 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 18, 10l behind Hujaylea (8-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcap gf in Sep.
Award Ceremony (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Prominent, 4th over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pencil Hill (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcap in Aug.
Mountain Coral (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always behind, 20th of 25, 25l behind Invincible Ash (9-3) at Curragh 6f stks gf in Jun.
Sean Og Coulston (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders in 6th, poised to challenge travelling well over 2f out, ridden to go 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure into 2nd final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Hawkhill (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 1f stks sft in Sep.
Silenceofthewind (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Keen, led, joined after 1f, ridden and headed entering final furlong, held when short of room soon after, last of 8, 4 1/2l behind Silver Grecian (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul '09.
Toufan Express 9-1 (8-12) Held up, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 26, 2 3/4l behind Thats A Fret (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcap in Sep.
Greatwallofchina (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, wide and led before straight, headed from under 2f out, dropped to 4th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 3l behind Maundy Money (9-3) at Listowel 7f hcap gd in Sep.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Soon mid-division, progress straight, challenged and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Headford Lady (8-8) at Roscommon 7f hcp 50-85 in Sep.
Aznavour (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 7th halfway, weakened early straight, 11th of 13, 22l behind Hen Night (8-12) at Cork 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Banna Boirche (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Little Arrows (9-2) at Curragh 7f hcp 60-95 gd in Jul.
Collingwood (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and stayed on well from over 1f out, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Good To Follow (8-13) at Curragh 5f hcp in Sep.
Knights Templar (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Led, headed under 2f out, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, weakened, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Bashir Biyoum Zain (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Apr.