Ashton Rose was brought with a well timed challenge by Ronan Whelan to beat Grainne Whale over the C&D last month and the runner-up could give the form a boost in the first division. KNOCKGRAFFON LAD, who was beaten around 3l in third that day, is a massive 14lb better off, however, and has since run well over a longer trip. He can take advantage of a fair mark and gets the vote. The veteran Oversighted has won here from higher marks and probably needed his latest run after a break. Daisy Mountain, who was unplaced in this a year ago from a 5lb higher mark, would be a huge threat if able to repeat last month's cracking effort over the C&D behind Jeangeorges but she's never been the most consistent of performers.
Ashton Rose (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd approaching straight, headway to lead 2f out, ridden to assert 1f out, driven out and kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep beating Grainne Whale (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Chaparro (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, moderate 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 8l behind Secret Hero (9-7) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Prominent, tracking leaders in 6th when stumbled badly halfway, no threat in straight, last of 15, 21l behind Lombrici (9-2) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Captain Henry (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 14, 10l behind Ashton Rose (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Dafaroun (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, some headway early straight to go 9th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Ashton Rose (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Cristal Island (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Never a factor, last of 15, 27l behind Cool Athlete (9-1) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Oversighted (GER) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 18l behind Liberty To Rock (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no impression under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 5l behind Acushladear (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Ain Jalout (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Soon prominent, struggling from 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Lake George (8-4) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 2f out, soon no impression on easy winner in 2nd, kept on one pace under pressure, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Jeangeorges (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Luckydolly (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, some headway on inner into 7th under 2f out, soon no extra, eased when beaten final furlong, 10th of 14, 16l behind Jeangeorges (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Prime Contract (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 13, 32l behind Certerach (9-5) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Sep.
Tamujin (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 20, 9l behind Amour Fou (9-11) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65 sft.
Overnova (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division best, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 13, 17l behind Aris (9-0) at Listowel 7f 3yo mdn aut in Sep.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, driven along approaching straight, never a factor, 12th of 14, 18l behind Ashton Rose (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Tres Froide (FR) 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 8th early, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 9th of 14, 11l behind Midnight Music (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp 55-85 hvy in Sep.
Caolan (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Unseated rider on way to start, mid-division best, ridden before halfway, soon no impression, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Leroy Parker (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-70 in Aug.