Bint Nayef won a maiden at Galway last time and will find this tougher. POLISHED ROCK is preferred, despite his winning run coming to end in better company at Leopardstown last month, as he'd beaten Neophilia at the Curragh before that. Always Annie is another with claims dropping down in class while recent hurdles winner Ancient Sands has a shout back on the Flat. Bensoon has been competing over further but is not easily dismissed off his current mark and Prospectorous won over 1m3f here back in May.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 11l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jun.
Bensoon 6-1fav (10-0) Chased leading pair and moderate 7th halfway, closer in 4th 2f out and went 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace without troubling first 2, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Fisher Bridge (8-13) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp gf in Sep.
Johann Bach (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Soon led at ordinary pace, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened, eased when beaten, 16th of 17, 37l behind Tin Town Boy (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft in Aug.
Raydari (FR) 14-1 (11-11) Soon chased leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 17, 11l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gd in Sep.
Prospectorous (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride and in rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 12th of 14, 8l behind Shalaman (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Ancient Sands (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, improved to track leaders travelling well over 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 5l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) gd in Sep.
Always Annie 50-1 (9-0) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened before straight, eased over 1f out, last of 11, well behind Along Came Casey (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Polished Rock (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight, weakened, 10th of 15, 8l behind Barack (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Empress Of Tara (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Khothry (9-6) at Killarney 1m 3f fll hcp gf in Jul.
Laughing Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Niggled along in rear early and raced last early, ridden along and rapid progress to lead 4f out, ridden and strongly pressed over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Fosters Cross (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gf in Jul.
Grandma Dotty (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to 6th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 9l behind Rigoletta (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 hvy in Sep '12.
Tooreen Legend (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 18, 16l behind Busted Tycoon (9-7) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Neophilia (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, soon no impression on leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Polished Rock (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f App hcp gd in Aug.
Bint Nayef (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, challenged entering straight, close 2nd and slightly hampered 1f out, kept on to narrow lead final 100 yards, all out, won at Galway 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Sep beating Tonabrocky (9-5) by shd, 13 ran.
Carvelas (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead under 2f out, headed under 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Shalaman (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Phangio (USA) 14-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 12l behind Wyoyo (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.