Despite a big field, CASTLE GUEST will be a warm order after his demolition job at Clonmel in May. Mick Halford's charge made all for a very impressive success that day and though making his all-weather debut and raised 15lb he's impossible to oppose here. Cebuano also represents the County Kildare handler and he ran well behind Chicago at Cork last time but Dart Queen is still a maiden after 26 starts and is probably still a few pounds high. The fly in the ointment would be Xsquared if he gets a run from his first reserve spot as he took advantage of a drop in the ratings at Fairyhouse to gain a facile victory and has run well here in the past. Shabra Emperor is another long-time maiden with some decent form on the track and he's tried in blinkers for the first time.
Gretzky 33-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, weakened 4f out, completely tailed off, last of 20, well behind Fosters Cross (10-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul '11.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 8l behind Boom To Bust (9-3) at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 in Jun.
Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, 3rd over 2f out, soon no extra, 13th of 14, 25l behind Gra Geal Mo Chroi (8-6) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp 50-75 sft in Jun.
Opening Nite (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden and no extra entering straight, 9th of 10, 13l behind No Trimmings (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-70 hvy in Jun.
Alghanem (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 11th on inner halfway, went 6th and ridden early straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 23, 6l behind Salam Alaykum (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gs.
Cebuano 20-1 (10-4) Waited with towards rear, no impression under pressure straight, ran on without troubling winner final furlong, 2nd close home, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Chicago (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn stks gs in May.
Dart Queen (GER) 14-1 (9-3) Waited with, travelled well to track leaders from over 2f out, 5th into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind The Fox Tully (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 gs in Jun.
Saint By Day (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Prominent, 6th under 4f out, no extra approaching straight, last of 14, well behind Placere (9-10) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Bensoon 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 9l behind Korbous (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn gs in May.
Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th entering straight, ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Soohaad (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Dwelt slightly and soon chased leaders, 4th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 9, 14l behind Equity Swap (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Jun.
Hurricane Jojo (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression approaching straight, moderate 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 18l behind Time Of My Life (8-10) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 in May.
Castle Guest (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Made all, ridden clear from 2f out, well clear when heavily eased close home, very easily, won at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in May beating Everything Zain (9-1) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Circumstances (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden in 11th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 12th of 23, 23l behind Equity Swap (8-11) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
Xsquared (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in 4th 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun beating Massabini (9-5) by 6l, 18 ran.
Imprudent Miss (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd over 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind East Of Tara (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Hassanali (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Towards rear, mid-division halfway, weakened from 4f out, 10th of 15, 13l behind Florry Knox (8-12) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in May.