Annie Go hasn't shown much on this surface but there was plenty to like about her recent victory at Down Royal though connections won't be pleased with a 9lb rise. Word For Word likes it here but hasn't been seen since May and though Bobskier scored at Clonmel a month ago it was only a claimer and this is much tougher. Ridayef has gone up an incredible 10lb for last week's victory over slightly shorter so it's SOUTH SOUTH WEST who is handed the vote. He's only had one unplaced run on the surface and his lone success on the Flat came on heavy ground but he's improving and scored on good going over timber at Clonmel on Sunday. Daytime Dreamer is consistent enough on this surface and looks best of the remainder.
Palinode (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, pushed along and trailing halfway, 11th of 13, 18l behind Along Came Casey (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gs in Sep.
Annie Go (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 4f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on well closing stages, won at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Sep beating Hide The Evidence (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Word For Word (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Settled in rear of mid-division, some headway early straight, no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Bobskier (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Always prominent, on terms from early straight, in front under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Clonmel 1m 2f clm stks gd in Sep beating If Per Chance (9-10) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Up In Flames (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 12l behind Rigoletta (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.
Indicative (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 14th of 16, 19l behind Ningaloo Reef (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Ridayef (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway from 4f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Reasons Unknown (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
South South West (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Irish Reel (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp hvy in Aug.
Daytime Dreamer (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear , ridden in moderate 9th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 26l behind Our Nana Rose (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Acts Out Loud (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden along at halfway, weakened, 16th of 17, 35l behind Legendary Times (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gs in May.
Caracal 25-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, some progress 4f out, ridden and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Ridayef (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Finan's Well (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd travelling well from 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Philosophers Guest (9-6) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f app hcp 47-60 fm in Jun '10.
The Pott Reidy (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway 1 1/2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Saint By Day (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Squealy's Daughter (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, 14th of 16, 21l behind Arbitrageur (9-2) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Unique Style (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 4f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 13l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Spring Hawk (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 8th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 18l behind Our Nana Rose (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Khan Tengri (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Ridayef (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.