Dermot Weld has an incredible record in this having won the last four so Dancers Dilemma will no doubt come in for strong support to keep up the sequence. This will be his handicap debut and the assessor will have had a hard time giving him a rating and he could be capable of much better. BUSTED TYCOON gets in on a mark of 71 which looks way too low. He last ran on the Flat in February when beaten 5l by El Salvador, who is now on 108. Tony Martin's charge has made great strides over hurdles and if transferring that progress to the level he's thrown in here. Tooreen Legend hasn't had much experience and tackles the trip for the first time but Beau Michael gained his 15th success when scoring over 1m4f at the Curragh and should go well despite a big weight as that trip was below his best.
Beau Michael 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd and challenged from 2f out, led and stayed on well from 1f out, won at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf beating Crystal Earth (9-13) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Birzali (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden in 11th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 8l behind Beach Of Falesa (11-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf in Jun.
Silk Hall (UAE) 20-1 (8-11) Waited with towards rear, wide into straight and ridden, no impression from 2f out, 15th of 17, 15l behind Domination (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Safari Sunup (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Raced in 2nd, struggling from 2f out, dropped to 3rd and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Regresa A Mi (9-2) at Tramore 2m Handicap (50-85) (4yo+) gf in Aug '11.
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.
Dancers Dilemma (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden over 2f out, under pressure in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Jack Daddy (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jun.
News Show 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out briefly, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 30l behind Bank Bonus (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Busted Tycoon (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind El Salvador (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Byron Blue (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 46l behind River Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Run With The Wind (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Towards rear, headway straight, kept on well without threatening under pressure final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind El Salvador (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Feb.
Zemario (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Soon mid-division, tight for room and lost place approaching straight, soon towards rear, headway but no impression from 2f out, stayed on well without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Sabaidee (9-3) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gf.
Alajan (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Towards rear, 16th early, headway straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on, 6th of 18, 9l behind Sabaidee (9-3) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gf.
Darenjan (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 17th of 20, well behind Voleuse De Coeurs (8-11) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 sft in Jul '12.
Days Ahead (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Beau Michael (10-12) at Curragh 1m 4f ldy hcp gf.
Sinour (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd on outer 2f out, no impression 1f out, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Great Explorer (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f mdn stks gd.
Tooreen Legend (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division on inner and 9th halfway, headway entering straight and went 5th 2f out, 3rd early final furlong and kept on same pace without troubling principals, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Neophilia (8-6) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf.
Time Travel 11-1 (9-4) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 3rd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Annakrista (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Ainm Spartacus (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th 3f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 26l behind Sian (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd.