Mountain Coral won this last year from the same mark but he's not well drawn. Thats A Fret and Copper Dock were just behind and with the latter having the best of the draw this time he can take revenge. FLEET CAPTAIN returned to form here last month with an impressive victory and looks capable of further progress. He's been raised 8lb but Ronan Whelan's claim is a major bonus and his mount can go in again from an ideal stalls position. Johnny Murtagh has never ridden Jouster previously so his booking is a pointer but the main threat may emerge from Hi Emperor, who has been tackling strong company on Turf this summer and makes his debut on the surface.
Copper Dock (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Rear of mid-division on inner, 9th 2f out, switched right and 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Farmleigh House (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Mountain Coral (IRE) 6-1 (8-2) Towards rear, 11th halfway, some headway to go 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Farmleigh House (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Hi Emperor (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway into 10th 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 6l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.
Jouster (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Led and disputed, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra, 12th of 14, 7l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Thats A Fret (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 11th of 14, 7l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, no extra under 2f out, weakened, 12th of 13, 15l behind Farmleigh House (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Fleet Captain 7-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, niggled along from before halfway, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Pierre D'or (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Settled in rear of mid-division on outer, 8th halfway, driven along entering straight and no impression in 6th 1f out, 6th of 11, 8l behind Little Arrows (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 gs in Jul.
Geraldines Lass (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Dwelt mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Living Leader (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Like Magic (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Dwelt, waited with, headway 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Mount McLeod (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
One Of Three (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Prominent in chasing group, closed 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from 1f out, 4th of 14, 2l behind Rigid Rock (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Mea Parvitas (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Soon mid-division, 9th before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Fleet Captain (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.