Calm Bay won this in 2012 and beat Catwilldo, Above The Law and Dylan Express in the process of landing a double at Navan and Down Royal respectively last month. But he was taking advantage of a much lower Turf rating and will find life tougher off a 13lb higher mark today. MR GOOD GUY makes more appeal as he showed the benefit of Robbie Downey's 7lb allowance when going close at Bellewstown last week and his only win so far came over track and trip. Strategic Heights has done all his winning at this track but he's 6lb higher than when last scoring here and hasn't raced since April.
Almadaa 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and short of room in 6th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind In Salutem (9-9) at Limerick 7f hcp 50-80 gd in Jun.
Grey Danube (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Led in near side group, headed 2f out, dropped towards rear from over 1f out, soon no extra, 21st of 23, 13l behind Line Of Reason (8-3) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun.
Calm Bay (IRE) 9-4fav (9-11) Soon chased leaders, switched left 2f out, on terms over 1f out, soon narrow leader, headed and kept on same pace well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Ucanchoose (9-7) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Mr Good Guy (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Soon raced in 4th, 5th 1f out, stayed on to press winner closing stages, kept on without quite getting there, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Body Beautiful (9-5) at Bellewstown 5f 3yo hcp gd.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Prominent, on terms 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon one pace in 4th, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Harry Trotter (9-4) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf in Apr.
Ask Dad 20-1 (9-9) Pushed along to soon lead, under pressure before straight, headed from over 1f out where dropped to 5th, no extra, 8th of 10, 12l behind Hi Emperor (9-6) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Catwilldo (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress to go 2nd 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and dropped to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 4l behind Calm Bay (7-11) at Navan 5f app hcap gf in Jun.
Above The Law (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Soon led and drifted left to far rail before halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 9l behind Oor Jock (9-8) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
Dylan Express (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Soon prominent in 2nd, 3rd 1 1/2f out, still close up 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ucanchoose (9-11) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd.