Bangalore Diamond scrambled home over the C&D in July but it was no surprise that he couldn't cope with an 8lb rise at Bellewstown a month later. CHARISMAS BIRTHDAY gained her only success to date over this C&D in March but has been generally consistent and from a 5lb higher mark looks the one to beat. The veteran Mt Weather has run reasonably well here in the past but is seen as a specialist at Laytown and though Till Dawn ran well at Bath last time she's still a maiden after 23 starts. Cailin Coillteach has had 20 career starts, all but three of them here where she's won twice, while Dimitar made his handicap debut in February on a mark of 70 and he's down to 64 now despite running well so must be a threat even with his huge weight.
Dimitar (USA) 9-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 11l behind Via Ballycroy (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Cailin Coillteach 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Heavy Weight (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Dixiedoodledandy (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) In rear, moderate 10th travelling ok when not clear run 1f out, soon pushed along, not clear run again and no room to quicken inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 14, 6l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Like Magic (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 14, 6l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Speed Dream (9-6) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Liberty Green (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 8l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Madamoiselle H (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Prominent on far side, 4th halfway, no extra in 6th 1f out, weakened, 10th of 20, 14l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-5) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Charismas Birthday (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Prominent on inner, ridden in 2nd 2f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Speed Dream (9-6) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Mt Weather (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden from 3f out, no extra straight, 8th of 9, 25l behind Jackemil (8-11) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Sassaway (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, headed approaching straight, rallied under pressure 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 4l behind Knights Templar (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Oct.
Sovereign Secure (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 13, 13l behind Statue Of Dreams (9-10) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened from halfway, 11th of 12, 12l behind Speed Dream (9-6) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Luckiest Owners (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, weakened entering straight, soon eased, virtually pulled up inside final furlong, last of 14, well behind Bangalore Diamond (9-3) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Jul.
Till Dawn (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Kyllachy Storm (9-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Mount McLeod (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, raced on near side, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Spirit Of Grace 20-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 20l behind Xsquared (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Steely Grace (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders on far side, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 5l behind Queen Grace (9-7) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-70 gd in May.