CITY LINE has been going quite well over hurdles and gets in here with what will seem like a feather weight. He'll need to step up a gear on what he's shown on this surface but looks capable of doing so and gets the vote. Banker Burke has been well supported on his last two starts but was beaten in a claimer last time while Melanippe shot up the weights after completing a double in June and could still be a few pounds high. Table Forty Six has some decent form to his credit but he's never won here and though Midsomer Mist ran better at the Curragh last time that was his first real sign of form.
General Bunching (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression under 3f out, 13th of 17, 16l behind Star Links (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Trans City (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division and 8th halfway, ridden and no impression in moderate 10th entering straight, no extra, 12th of 15, 17l behind Crystal Earth (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Aug.
Table Forty Six (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division and 9th halfway, 7th approaching straight but pushed along and no impression on winner over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 15l behind Wyoyo (8-10) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Teochrios (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 11th of 14, 18l behind King Of Oriel (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Maraglen (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Gun Shoot (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Melanippe (IRE) 10-3 (9-10) Ridden along early to gain prominent position, tracked leader in 2nd, driven along early straight and dropped to 3rd 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Authorative (8-10) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Sep.
Banker Burke (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Soon chased leaders, under pressure in 4th over 1f out, kept on without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd on line, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Kentra (9-2) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo clm gd in Sep.
Polly's Love (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, close 6th entering straight, soon ridden, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind King Of Oriel (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Time Travel 14-1 (9-1) Prominent and disputed lead, headed over 4f out and soon no extra, weakened, eased over 1f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Wyoyo (8-10) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
D'inzeo 20-1 (9-0) Prominent and led early, chased leaders in 3rd halfway, ridden and dropped to rear over 4f out, no extra and weakened in straight, last of 6, well behind Hikari (9-0) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Aug.
Midsomer Mist (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Soon led, strongly pressed from 2f out, headed from 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Beau Michael (10-12) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jul.
Alubari 16-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division on outer, headway to go 5th briefly approaching straight, soon driven along and no extra under 2f out, 10th of 13, 17l behind Table Forty Six (9-1) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
City Line (IRE) 4-1fav (8-8) Settled in rear off pace, pushed along before halfway and 11th 4f out, some headway 2f out and ridden to go moderate 2nd 1f out, no chance with easy winner and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Wyoyo (8-10) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Sacred Sovereign (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Soon tracked leaders, no extra in 6th under 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 5l behind Gothen Niece (9-2) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Aug '12.
Denis Of Kerry (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division and 9th halfway, 6th entering straight but soon ridden and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 12th of 15, 29l behind Sheilas Wish (9-9) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Try Freedom (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 10l behind Ned's Indian (8-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Goal (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, carried wide entering straight, led over 1f out, soon hung left, ridden out final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Cantor (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.