STAR POWER scored over the course and distance in April and again at Wexford in June. He's still well handicapped having finished runner-up here a year ago when conceding 8lb so gets the vote over Diyala, penalised for landing a Musselburgh handicap on Tuesday. Annakrista won over 1m3f here in July but though she's raced over hurdles she's yet to prove she stays this far. Fairy Court is in very good form and has no problems with the trip having won a maiden hurdles over 2m5f at Tramore last month. Flight Ofthe Saker has never run beyond 1m4f but connections must believe he's capable of staying this far.
Cybersnow (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, 11th halfway, ridden 3f out, no impression, 15th of 21, 46l behind Rite Of Passage (9-5) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hvy in Nov '09.
Star Power (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 2nd 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, led final 150 yards and kept on well, won at Wexford 2m stks 0-75 gf in Jul beating Toretto (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Tugboat (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra, 4th of 7, 14l behind Weather Watch (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gf in Jul.
Diyala (IRE) 2-1fav (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon shaken up, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Jan Smuts (9-4) by 6l, 8 ran.
Annakrista (GER) 7-1 (9-2) Soon led and made most, ridden early straight and kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Jul beating Hawkswood (9-6) by 3l, 14 ran.
Hawk Flight (IRE) 18-1 (8-4) Held up, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, eased final furlong, 9th of 10, 41l behind Justification (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Apr.
Passion Planet (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, kept on and went 4th near finish, 4th of 8, 10l behind Diyala (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Carvelas (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division and 12th approaching straight, some headway in straight and went 6th 1f out, kept on one pace into 4th final furlong without troubling principals, 4th of 15, 6l behind Sheilas Wish (9-9) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Flight Ofthe Saker (USA) 5-1 (8-10) Pushed along in last early, ridden along 6f out, went 2nd on outer 2f out, kept on without threatening winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Jan Van Eyck (9-4) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Aug.
Westhaven (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, 10th 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 6l behind Star Power (9-10) at Dundalk 2m hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Fairy Court (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, headway to lead 4f out, ridden entering straight and headed 150 yards out, no impression on winner but kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Celestial Prospect (9-12) at Wexford 2m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Horsewithnoname (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Settled towards rear on outer, driven along entering straight and some headway to go 8th early final furlong, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 11l behind Table Forty Six (9-1) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Murindo (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, improved to lead over 2f out, headed approaching straight, soon dropped to 4th and no impression, 5th of 15, 11l behind Teach Nua (9-10) at Galway 1m 4f stks gd in Jul '11.
Insouciant Susie (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, ridden and lost touch approaching straight, no extra, 7th of 8, 16l behind While You Wait (9-0) at Down Royal 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Jun '12.
Whisky Galore 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, hampered after 6f, pushed along and dropped towards rear halfway, weakened and completely tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Sabaidee (8-4) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.