Weld Arab has had the regulation three runs for a handicap mark, all over much shorter trips, and could hardly go any lower. He'll be ready for this and the market should give a good indication of what's expected. Ebadani certainly deserved his opening victory at Killarney and now he's struck winning form should go on from there. Solar Focus is lightly-raced and looks to have some scope while Pyromaniac's victory over Strandfield Lady at Leopardstown was a fine effort. Landau was staying on well over 1m2f at Leopardstown and will be spot-on but stablemate Time To Work looks as though he needs further. Winning bumper WHAT LIES AHEAD will need a strong gallop but showed enough pace when scoring over an extra furlong at Ballinrobe to suggest he'll have no problems with the trip and Willie McCreery's charge looks the one to be on.
Shalaman (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, progress on far rail early straight and 6th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Chance To Dance (9-3) at Cork 1m 4f pren hcp gf in Jun.
Louisville Lip (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and bumped slightly entering straight, no impression, 12th of 13, 34l behind Offer (10-0) at Naas 1m 4f hcp hvy in Oct '12.
Ebadani (IRE) 1-3fav (9-4) Made all, pushed along and went well clear over 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, eased close home, easily, won at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks gd in Jul beating Tobair An Sheeda (9-2) by 6l, 8 ran.
Time To Work (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace, 8th before halfway, no impression under pressure and kept on from over 1f out, 6th of 17, 7l behind Tin Town Boy (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft in Aug '13.
Landau (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along and no impression in 7th approaching straight, progress in 6th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Mr Snagsby (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul.
Pyromaniac (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Soon mid-division, pushed along approaching straight and soon improved, moderate 6th 2 1/2f out, kept on under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Captain Teemo (8-10) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
What Lies Ahead (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 3f out, ridden clear 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on, all out, won at Ballinrobe 1m 5f mdn stks in Jul beating Dancingwithangels (9-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Pivot Bridge 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th early straight and no extra over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 21l behind Hisaabaat (9-10) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 14, 11l behind Money Spider (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Crown Of Aragon 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Windward Passage (9-11) at Down Royal 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Solar Focus (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden from 3f out and soon dropped to rear, kept on well without threatening from under 2f out, 4th of 7, 8l behind Hellenistic (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Jul.
Love Tangle (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Prominent, led 10f out, headed 4f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 35l behind Vent De Force (9-6) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Achtung 20-1 (9-7) Soon prominent, 3rd into straight, no impression from over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 14th of 16, 9l behind Teochrios (9-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Weld Arab (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent early before settling in mid-division, 5th 4f out, ridden from 3f out and no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Blackstone (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd in Jul.