Dermot Weld has won this for the past two years but Rainforest Magic, still a maiden after nine career starts, will need to show much more than he's done so far to take a hand. Willie Mullins is represented by Wee Giant and DORSET SQUARE and it's the latter, who arrives on a rating of just 70 despite a career record of seven victories, who will be very difficult to beat. Isabellareine is the only one here to have a C&D victory to her credit and Mervyn Torrens will have her primed for this after a fair run at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago. Golan Guy looks capable of better than he's shown so far on the Flat while Jim Bolger wouldn't be running the lightly-raced Star Power under a big weight unless he thought him capable of doing himself justice.
Star Power (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along and brought wide entering straight, 3rd but no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Long Live The King (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 sft.
Dreamy Gent (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd 1 1/2f out, challenged over 1f out, 2nd and no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Mount Athos (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr.
Dusty Trail (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, 4th approaching straight, no extra under pressure from 2f out, weakened, 12th of 13, 13l behind Akasaka (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-80 gf.
Cape Secret (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Little Arrows (8-3) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 60-100 gd in Jun.
Horseford Hill 14-1 (9-4) In touch towards rear, moderate 6th and struggling from 5f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 23l behind Golan Go (9-3) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 50-75 gd.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 10-3 (9-9) Soon raced 5th of the 7, ridden in 4th over 2f out, soon moderate 3rd and no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Golan Go (9-3) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 50-75 gd.
Isabellareine (GER) 15-2 (8-7) Led, ridden early straight, headed well over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind End Of The Affair (9-7) at Dundalk 2m hcap pol.
Rainforest Magic (IRE) 6-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders in 6th, ridden over 3f out, 4th straight, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 22, 1 1/2l behind Leah Claire (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 55-80 gf in Oct.
Ephorus (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, 11th of 13, 46l behind Flowers Of Spring (8-5) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcap sft in Oct.
Dorset Square (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Soon tracked leaders, moderate 5th from over 6f out, closed into 3rd over 2f out, stayed on well from over 1f out to lead closing stages, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp 50-75 gd beating Ghareer (8-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Hunting Tower 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, mainly in 4th, 3rd from 4f out, lost place under pressure when short of room from 2f out, kept on again without threatening from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 6l behind End Of The Affair (9-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 gd in Apr.
Sidi Ifni (FR) 66-1 (10-0) Always behind, last of 9, 16l behind Taameer (9-7) at Naas 1m stks gd.
Wee Giant (USA) 12-1 (8-4) Mid-division, 13th 3f out, ridden into 9th 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 21, 11l behind What A Charm (9-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Oct.
Golan Guy (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, ridden and no impression in straight, 6th of 10, 13l behind Takapour (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Monahullan Prince 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outer, 5th halfway, ridden and some headway on outer approaching straight, no extra under pressure from 2f out, 7th of 8, 7l behind Formal Bid (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f app hcp 47-70 gf.
Bashkirov 17-2 (8-7) Chased leaders in 6th, dropped towards rear approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, last of 14, 26l behind Cry For The Moon (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f app hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.
Striking Force (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Towards rear, closer in 6th from 3f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong without getting to 1st 2, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Grand Cru (9-7) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Foildearg (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 4th from 5f out, soon ridden, no impression from under 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 15l behind Giant's Quest (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd.
Hold The Aces 16-1 (9-0) Soon raced towards rear in 7th, 6th over 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind Quaintly (8-11) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo stk gf in May.
The Quiet Hawk (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 7th over 4f out, no extra straight, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Whatever It Takes (8-12) at Roscommon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.