Benemeade was taken out of a race here on Thursday so today's testing conditions probably won't suit. Willie Mullins arrives with a quartet of entries and none can be dismissed though Sweet My Lord is better handicapped over fences and Balnaslow looks a few pounds high. Call Me Bubbles is up 7lb for his Ballinrobe success and has been beaten twice on the Flat since including here on Monday so the lightly-raced and improving Security Breach may prove best of the champion trainer's contingent though this is tough for a four-year-old. If LANDERO takes to the conditions then he will be very difficult to beat as he could have won by a distance at Roscommon if Robbie Power had let him loose. He's never raced on ground this testing but is still given the nod over Blossom Gate, who won't mind the ground despite winning on fast going at Limerick. Fiery Oscar looks in the grip of the handicapper after his early season four-timer though all those victories were gained on soft going and his latest runs have been on much quicker ground.
Carlito Brigante (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leader, disputed briefly halfway, led 5 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden and no extra after last, 10th of 14, 35l behind Double Seven (10-6) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs gf in Jul.
Sweet My Lord (FR) 9-4fav (11-6) Chased leaders, no extra from before 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Shadow Catcher (11-6) at Down Royal 2m hdl gf in Jun.
Novarov (GER) 11-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, weakened to rear from 6 out, moderate 5th 3 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 28l behind Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gf in Jul.
Ongenstown Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Waited with towards rear, went moderate 6th approaching straight, not fluent last and kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 29l behind Playtime Ben (11-7) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf in Jul.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Soon well off pace in mid-division, raced towards outer, some headway before 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace next, 9th of 14, 39l behind Competitive Edge (10-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs hvy in Mar.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, ridden along 4 out, 3rd next, kept on same pace straight, 4th of 14, 16l behind Security Breach (10-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl gf in Jun.
Blossom Gate (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Waited with, 13th early, improved to track leaders approaching straight, led before 2 out and soon clear, ridden out run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Jul beating Prosperity Square (10-10) by 4l, 17 ran.
Fully Funded (USA) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, no extra straight, 15th of 22, 28l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Landero 5-1fav (11-5) Settled in mid-division, good headway approaching straight and led 3 out, cruised clear from next, unextended, won at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl gf in Jul beating Courtncatcher (11-1) by 8l, 16 ran.
Balnaslow (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Your Busy (10-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Call Me Bubbles (FR) Evensfav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, mistake next and dropped to 5th and ridden, soon closed on leaders, improved to lead before last, went clear run-in, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo hdl hvy in May beating Dawerann (11-0) by 7l, 8 ran.
Abou Ben (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th and mistake 3 out, closed in 5th before 2 out, ridden into 3rd before last, challenged and every chance last, kept on same pace run-in, not match winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Clar Na Mionn (11-12) at Roscommon 2m beg chs sft in May.
Shamiran (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, no impression approaching straight, 12th of 18, 42l behind Cry For The Moon (9-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft in May.
Cara's Oscar (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out where 6th, ridden in 5th when mistake 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 14, 15l behind Your Busy (10-3) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Security Breach (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, progress into 2nd 3 out, ridden to lead next, stayed on well from last, won at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl gf in Jun beating Usa (10-7) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Aranhill Chief (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, closer 6 out, ridden 2 out, no extra entering straight, 5th of 6, 22l behind Bally Longford (11-6) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft.
Cry For The Moon (USA) 7-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden from 2 out, soon weakened, eased run-in, 13th of 19, 26l behind Rawnaq (10-3) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gf in May.
Benemeade (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Settled in 6th, ridden in 5th early straight and steady headway to challenge last, led run-in and kept on best under pressure, won at Roscommon 2m 4f nh nov hdl gf in Jul beating Ourbeautifuldream (10-10) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Dooney Rock (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inner and 6th halfway, driven along and went 2nd briefly 2 out, under pressure in 3rd before last and no impression in 4th run-in, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 10l behind Victrix Gale (10-10) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 88-130 sft in Jul.
Happy New Year (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd and ridden 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace under pressure run-in to go 2nd near line, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 17, 7l behind Victrix Gale (10-10) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 88-130 sft in Jul.
Naughty Molly (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up, 8th halfway, pushed along in moderate 7th 4 out, poor 5th 2 out, stayed on from last to 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 24l behind Coolnagorna Giggs (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase sft in Apr.
The Bluebell Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent and disputed, 2nd halfway, ridden after 4 out, no extra before 3 out, 6th of 22, 27l behind Railway Icon (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
The Three Colleens (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 15, well behind Weslife (11-7) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs sft in Sep.