Knights Templar won twice over a mile before caught close home by Captain Cullen over that trip at Leopardstown. He's up another 3lb and the assessor may have caught up with him. INDIAN LANDING won at the meeting a year ago and is just 3lb higher. He's been lightly raced this year and can complete the double under Pat Smullen. Truly Genius is very closely matched with Knights Templar on recent form and must be a threat while Sophies Echo has been going very well though in much lesser company. Eighteen Summers has yet to win in 16 starts but has gone close on numerous occasions and that should be the case again here.
Footprint (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outer, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression, last of 9, 11l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-7) at Navan 6f hcp in Jun.
Indian Landing (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1 1/2f out, challenged inside final furlong, strongly pressed winner close home, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Target Acquired (8-9) at Cork 7f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Knights Templar (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 3rd travelling well 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Captain Cullen (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 gf.
Alsium (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Always rear, no threat from 2f out, last of 13, 18l behind Reply (9-11) at Naas 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, headway to dispute briefly 2f out and soon ridden, 2nd 1f out and kept on under pressure, no impression and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf in Jun.
Truly Genius (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Waver (9-1) at Naas 1m 2f App hcp gf.
Lily Of Kenmare (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt a bit, soon towards rear on outer, ridden to chase leaders from over 1f out, no impression and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll hcp gf.
Toffee Tart 12-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and struggling 3f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 24l behind Serene Oasis (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun '12.
Enigma Code (UAE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, eased final furlong, last of 11, 9l behind Greek Canyon (8-11) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gf.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Keen early, chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra, 7th of 11, 13l behind Hurricane Twister (7-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp in Oct.
Duke Of Mornington (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Feasta (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks gf.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 9-1 (8-4) Keen hold early, prominent, dropped to 4th from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Belle de Crecy (9-8) at Curragh 1m 1f hcp gf.
Almadaa 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Target Acquired (9-8) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf.
September Lily (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure in 5th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Brown Butterfly (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m stks gf in May.
Consonance (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led, headed after 3f, ridden in 3rd 3f out, no extra in 4th 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind The Ring Is King (9-9) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) gd in Jun.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent on outer and 3rd halfway, good headway to challenge 2f out and ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun beating Smoke Charger (9-10) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Like Magic (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, no impression winner 1f out, lost 2nd closing stages and 4th close home, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Jumbo Steps (8-13) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-70 gs in Jun.
Beat The Bell 16-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, headway on outer and 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra under 2f out, well beaten when brought down just over 1f out, in a race won by Legal Lyric (9-12) at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Batu (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 11, 13l behind Overland Express (9-0) at Cork 1m 1f mdn stks sft in Jun.