Xsquared showed a bit more when beaten a couple of lengths at Galway last time with Liberty To Rock not that far behind and both could figure. Silly Dancer has claims on her fourth in better company at Leopardstown three runs ago and a case of sorts can be made for Desert Ben dropping in class. Blue Eyed Miss scored here last year and is back on the same mark for the first time since, but OVERSIGHTED posted a better effort when fourth over track and trip on his latest start and gets the vote with Johnny Murtagh taking over the reins.
Desert Ben (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Never a factor, 9th of 15, 9l behind Takeover Bid (10-0) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Silly Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened, 14th of 15, 18l behind Fairy Wing (9-6) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Atiya (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Dwelt and towards rear, kept on one pace from 2f out without threatening, 7th of 15, 8l behind Takeover Bid (10-0) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Cinnin Oir (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Held up on outer, never a factor, no threat from early straight, 12th of 15, 12l behind Takeover Bid (10-0) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden to chase leaders and no impression straight, kept on without threatening, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Royal Intruder (9-7) at Galway 1m stks gd in Aug.
Oversighted (GER) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, 2nd early straight, led briefly under pressure 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Cool Athlete (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jul.
Xsquared (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Chased leaders in 7th, closer in 6th into straight, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Royal Intruder (9-7) at Galway 1m stks gd in Aug.
Little Luxury (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on inner, 7th halfway, no threat from 2f out, 10th of 15, 9l behind Takeover Bid (10-0) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Nomadic Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, ran on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 4l behind Six Silver Lane (9-6) at Wexford 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Blue Eyed Miss (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 5l behind Cairdiuil (9-3) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Royal Orbitros (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Always behind, 14th of 15, 17l behind Takeover Bid (10-0) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Grainne Whale (IRE) 9-2fav (8-12) Prominent, led before straight, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened, 10th of 14, 14l behind Painted Fingers (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Optiflame (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and weakened 4f out, 16th of 17, 26l behind Night Singer (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Punt Road (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Never a factor, 11th of 15, 17l behind Cool Athlete (9-1) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Mid-division, 8th halfway, some headway on outer into 6th 2f out, soon no impression on first 2, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 7l behind Takeover Bid (10-0) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Led and attemptedto make all, driven along from early straight, strongly pressed and headed early final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Cairdiuil (9-3) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Fandango Boy 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leader in close 2nd, driven along early straight, 4th and no impression 1f out, no extra, 6th of 15, 5l behind Cairdiuil (9-3) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.