The veteran Toufan Express has been running well though an 8lb rise for his C&D success earlier this month may have stopped him in his tracks and he was a long way behind Ocean Drift when the latter finished runner-up to Core Element at Gowran on Sunday. Andy Oliver's charge was having only his third start since 2010 and looks a threat to all though OH HAPPY DAYS looks the one to be on. David Wachman's filly had a long break after running three times in May and didn't return until last month when she ran very well behind Zariyna at Leopardstown. She should be ready for this and has also run well on the surface. Lord Kenmare can generally be relied on to go well on the track and is on the same mark as when successful in January but He's Got Rhythm seems better over 7f.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on rail, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 11th of 12, 28l behind Jembatt (9-5) at Curragh 7f hcp in Aug.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 3-1fav (12-1) Mid-division, headway into 4th 2f out, short of room over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Six Silver Lane (12-3) at Laytown 7f am hcp 50-80.
Waltzing Cat (USA) 6-1 (9-9) Dwelt and held up in rear, not clear run early straight, kept on final furlong without troubling leaders, 7th of 14, 6l behind Russian Soul (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol in Aug.
Ocean Drift (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd.
Toufan Express 10-1 (9-11) Always behind, 13th of 16, 7l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd.
Ahimsa (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 15, 9l behind Kanes Pass (8-8) at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-75 gd in Jul.
Oh Happy Days (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Zariyna (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 1f fll hcp gs in Aug.
Boss's Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 4l behind Elusive In Paris (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in May.
Truly Genius (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Held up, 10th 2f out, moderate 6th straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 12l behind Cairdiuil (9-4) at Galway 1m stks hvy.
Heavy Weight (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th entering straight, 4th from under 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Crystal Kangaroo (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Van Rooney (9-9) at Killarney 1m hcap.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Never a factor, 7th of 15, 15l behind Cairdiuil (9-4) at Galway 1m stks hvy.
The Ring Is King (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Slowly away and in rear, no impression from 3f out, 11th of 16, 7l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd.
Cailin Coillteach 15-2 (11-0) Prominent, 3rd halfway, dropped to 7th over 1f out, switched right and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Mt Weather (10-2) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65.
Lift The Gloom 6-1 (8-11) Soon chased leaders in 5th, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Susiescot (9-1) at Curragh 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Hurricane Twister (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, last of 14, 17l behind Dash Back (8-12) at Down Royal 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Fleeting Moment (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Chased leaders on far side, 7th halfway, short of room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Jeangeorges (10-3) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65.