Dermot Weld has won this for the past three years and Marty's Magic will have been earmarked for this for some time. Still a maiden on the Flat with a rating of 76, he has to be respected but MARCHESE MARCONI looks to have the better chance. Aidan O'Brien's charge has already had a run on the Flat here this week and though well beaten had been going well previously. He's had a run over timber and that experience should give him the edge. Vote Of Confidence did well on the Flat and though well beaten on his hurdling bow the very heavy ground would have been all against him. Heartbreak City, a winner on the Flat in France, is taking his time to show form for Tony Martin but looks best of the remainder.
Celtique Beau (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 6th, ridden and every chance briefly after 3 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 8, 22l behind Hawdyerwheesht (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Jappeloup (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leader, ridden before 3 out, dropped to 6th after 3 out and soon no impression, 6th of 8, 38l behind Damefirth (10-8) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Chased leaders, closer order 3 out, on terms from 2 out, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 24, 4 1/2l behind Fourni (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Marty's Magic (IRE) 4-7fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 14l behind Celtic Fashion (11-11) at Cork 2m NH flat gd in Aug '13.
Master Bones (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Prominent at ordinary pace, dropped behind and eased before straight, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Palm Sur (10-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo NH flat gf in Jul '13.
Mind The Pennies (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra in 5th after last, 5th of 19, 18l behind Rich Coast (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Tight Times (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division early, moderate 6th halfway, ridden to close entering straight, 4th 3 out, no extra when slight mistake 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 17l behind Voluptueux (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Uachtaran (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression after 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 14, 21l behind Up The Hill (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond mdn hdle gf in Jul.
Virgil Hilts (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden after 4 out and no impression on first 2 next, no extra, 3rd of 5, 49l behind Moss Street (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Ask Dad 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 6l behind Greek Canyon (9-10) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf in Jul (flat).
Heartbreak City (FR) 66-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden after 4 out, moderate 7th entering straight, slight mistake 3 out, 5th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 17l behind Voluptueux (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Vote Of Confidence (USA) 50-1 (11-7) Slow to line-up, chased leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 4th, 10th from 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace from next, 6th of 22, 25l behind Ivan Grozny (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Canitbe (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th before 3 out, no impression, 6th of 13, well behind Alton Bay (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f mdn hdl in Jul.
Nicole'sway (IRE) 80-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 11th of 18, 31l behind Voluptueux (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.