No favourite has won this incredibly tough handicap in the last 11 years but Dermot Weld has won four of the last six. Jane Mangan was on board the winner for the yard a year ago so Notable Graduate is certain to come in for major support and the ground has come right for him. REDERA is likely to be the market leader and those who witnessed his victory at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago won't want to miss him despite a 9lb rise. He travelled easily throughout that day and with his rider claiming 7lb he'll be very difficult to beat. Last year's runner-up Cry For The Moon looks to have been primed to go one better and Derek O'Connor's presence in the saddle is a bonus while Willie Mullins saddles two with chances in the in-form pair Call Me Bubbles, who scored over 1m4f at the meeting last year, and Digeanta, who is still unbeaten in four starts. Domination is a classy performer over this trip but seems better on fast ground but Vedani will appreciate the conditions and hails from a yard going well.
Digeanta (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3f out, close 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead on line, won at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gf beating Midnight Oil (11-0) by ns, 8 ran.
Domination 7-1 (9-4) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 gf in Jun beating Takeyourcapoff (8-1) by 2l, 17 ran.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, headway into close 2nd entering straight, ridden to dispute lead 2f out, disputed lead under pressure final furlong, headed and no extra near line, 3rd of 8, hd behind Digeanta (11-4) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gf.
Shadow Eile (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along in moderate 2nd 3f out, kept on, no extra in 5th 1f out, soon slightly hampered and eased, 7th of 10, 9l behind Fairview Star (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp in May.
Vedani (IRE) 7-4fav (9-10) Dwelt, soon tracked leader, on terms approaching straight, challenged over 2f out, soon lost place and no impression under pressure, last of 5, 13l behind Fluidity (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gs in Aug.
Call Me Bubbles (FR) 5-2fav (9-4) Soon mid-division, progress 4f out, soon chased leaders, under pressure in 4th over 1f out, no impression and kept on final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Domination (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Gimli's Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Pushed along early to gain prominent position, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden approaching straight and soon no extra, weakened, last of 7, 25l behind Leah Claire (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd.
Notable Graduate (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Settled in mid-division on inner, some headway in 6th entering straight, soon ridden and no impression from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Cul Baire (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Prima Vista 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden along in 5th 4f out, closer entering straight, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Cullentry Royal (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd.
Cry For The Moon (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division and 11th halfway, some headway approaching straight and 7th 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Sir Ector (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f hcp gs in Jun.
Edeymi (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan beating Zip Wire (9-5) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Oilily (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, no impression from 4f out, 11th of 19, 23l behind Midnight Music (11-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul '12.
Admiral Barry (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 11th of 17, 9l behind Domination (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Gretzky 5-2fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, progress on outer and ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Raydari (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr.
Rodriguez (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) won at Dundalk 2m am hcp 50-80 pol in Mar beating Pires (11-7) by nk, 13 ran.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden into 3rd over 1f out, soon in pursuit of winner and no impression, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Domination (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Knockcroghery (IRE) 11-8fav (8-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, kept on to 2nd 1f out, soon challenged, led final 100 yards, kept on well close home, won at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf beating Donatis Comet (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Rossvoss 7-2fav (8-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 5th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Fairview Star (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp in May.
Redera (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Held up and 6th halfway, travelling best early straight and smooth headway to lead 1f out, driven out to assert final furlong, kept on well, won at Dundalk 2m hcp pol beating Solo Performer (9-4) by 3l, 8 ran.
Abou Ben (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden approaching straight and dropped to 5th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 13l behind Redera (8-4) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol.
Zeftan (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Waited with, well off the pace, some progress to chase leaders into straight, no impression under pressure and kept on without threatening from 2f out, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Mourani (8-10) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks gf in Jun.
Shamiran (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Led, headed 4f out, soon driven along and lost place entering straight, no extra, 6th of 8, 22l behind Redera (8-4) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol.
Face Value 6-1 (8-7) Chased leader, led 6f out, headed 4f out, ridden to regained lead 3f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Knockcroghery (8-3) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf.