A competitive bumper to bring the seven-day Festival to a close and once again it's Dermot Weld to send his supporters home with a smile via WINDSOR PARK. He looked a very smart prospect when slamming his rivals at Leopardstown in January and has been saved for this. The 3lb he gets from dual winner Totally Dominant can prove decisive though the latter looks a real threat and holds Itchymei'Mscratch on their 1-2 at Bellewstown. Carnaross travels over from the UK after a shock victory at Stratford but it will be a surprise if he's good enough while both Myles Ahead and the Roscommon winner Pack The Punch will need to improve though both are entitled to do so.
Totally Dominant (USA) 8-13fav (12-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, challenged 4f out, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out, won at Bellewstown 2m 1f NH flat gf in Jul beating Itchymei'mscratch (12-0) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Carnaross 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Stratford 2m cond NH flat (6) gf in Jul beating Uptendownone (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Itchymei'mscratch (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, stayed on under pressure into 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Totally Dominant (12-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f NH flat gf in Jul.
Myles Ahead (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead on inner 5f out, ridden 3f out, led 2 1/2f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Wexford 2m 2f NH flat in Jul beating Vivid Red (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Windsor Park (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, asserted from 2f out, soon clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 2m NH flat in Jan beating Marinero (11-5) by 5l, 9 ran.
Pack The Punch (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, slightly hampered on bend after 3f, progress in 7th 4f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, kept on to challenge 1f out, led inside final furlong and kept on well closing stages, won at Roscommon 2m 4f NH flat gf in Jul beating Thats Nice (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.
Travel Light (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Held up, no impression approaching 2f out, 11th of 14, 36l behind Princely Conn (11-7) at Galway 2m NH flat gd in Jul.