Liberty Island won this a year ago but he's 16lbs higher this time around and will need a career-best performance to follow up. Empirico also struggled at the weights at the Curragh last time but Ability N Delivery is quite well treated being 2lbs lower than when runner-up to Edith's Boy at Lingfield in November. BUBBLY BELLINI has been ultra-consistent in sellers and claimers in the UK since November and has won four times. The booking of Johnny Murtagh is a real positive and Lee Smyth's charge doesn't appear to have much more to do here. Flash McGahon was engaged at Tipperary yesterday and is worth keeping an eye on.
Liberty Island (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th approaching halfway, kept on under pressure from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Airspace (9-13) at Curragh 5f hcp 55-85 gd in Jun.
Empirico (FR) 15-2 (9-7) Mid-division, progress on outer halfway, 6th 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened final furlong, 14th of 17, 6l behind Airspace (9-13) at Curragh 5f hcp 55-85 gd in Jun.
Flash McGahon (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway on outer after halfway, 3rd and ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Airspace (9-13) at Curragh 5f hcp 55-85 gd in Jun.
Patrickswell (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden and no impression from under 2f out, 13th of 17, 6l behind Airspace (9-13) at Curragh 5f hcp 55-85 gd in Jun.
Invincible Vibes (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden in moderate 5th 2 1/2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 23l behind Coastal Waters (8-1) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf.
Spiritina (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Prominent throughout, mainly 3rd, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Tornadodancer (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 4-1 (8-3) Outpaced towards rear, headway on inside well over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, joined leader post, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Jun deadheating with Admin (8-9), 13 ran.
Ability N Delivery 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, 4th halfway, ridden and one pace from over 1 1/2f out, 8th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Airspace (9-13) at Curragh 5f hcp 55-85 gd in Jun.
Faynita (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Ridden to dispute early, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Thats A Fret (9-8) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) In touch on far side, no impression from halfway, 11th of 18, 7l behind Empirico (9-4) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-75 gf in May.
Shake It Loose (IRE) 12-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, 7th and ridden entering straight, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 12l behind Bewitched (8-4) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Oct.
Desert Ben (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Prominent and disputed, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, hampered inside final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 6l behind Thats A Fret (9-8) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf.