Wee Giant has disappointed since his maiden victory at Downpatrick and hasn't proved he stays this trip. Trabajo is progressing at a rate of knots, however, but will find this much tougher than the Listowel maiden he won last time and Lord Ben may prove more of a threat on his first start at this trip as he stayed on strongly over 2m3f at Kilbeggan. Sebadee is the class act but he's 10lb higher than for his latest hurdling victory while the youngster Quiet Thought is better over fences so it's RESOLUTE BAY, who battled on really well to score at Sligo last time, who gets the vote in a competitive contest.
Sebadee (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Held up, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd entering straight, stayed on into 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Loosen My Load (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f chs gd.
Killyglen (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, 2nd for much, no extra from before 2 out, 17th of 24, well behind Kerb Appeal (11-8) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 88-130 gs in May.
The Last Derby (FR) 9-2 (11-3) Mid-division, pulled up quickly before 5th, in a race won by Sarteano (11-0) at Galway 2m 6f chs gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Ongenstown Lad (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chasing leaders when mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace, moderate 4th, 4th of 17, 27l behind Mad Moose (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs in Aug.
Resolute Bay (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Close up and disputed lead, slight mistake 3 out, led from next, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug beating Jacks Island (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Wee Giant (USA) 9-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 8th of 17, 8l behind Double Seven (10-1) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Steele's Rock (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, no extra from before 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sebadee (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Jul, 12 ran.
Cootamundra (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Well off pace towards rear, progress 6 out, poor 3rd 4 out, some progress next, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 36l behind Catcherinscratcher (11-1) at Tipperary 3m hdl gd in Jul.
Trabajo (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, well off pace, closer order from 5 out, on terms travelling well before straight, mistake 2 out, soon asserted under pressure and went clear approaching last, kept on well, comfortably, won at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft beating Its Ironic (11-12) by 6l, 17 ran.
Lord Ben (IRE) 9-2fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, 4th for much, led from 3 out, clear 2 out, stayed on well run-in, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in May beating Vivaldi (11-6) by 6l, 15 ran.
Duers (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden and no extra in 6th before next, left 5th, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1l behind See U Bob (11-5) at Navan 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) in Mar.
Quiet Thought (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Always prominent, led travelling well 3 out, went clear from next, stayed on strongly run-in, eased close home, easily, won at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Aug beating Sox's Girl (11-7) by 18l, 8 ran.
Noel Browne (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Led, headed 5th, remained prominent, 5th 3 out, no extra from before straight, 12th of 16, 43l behind Bundle Of Fun (10-11) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl.
First Beauty (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 11th of 16, 16l behind Clonsilla Fath (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.
The Lady Granuaile (USA) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th approaching 4 out, no impression into straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 9l behind Knockieran (9-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft.
Bobby John (IRE) 13-2 (10-1) Always prominent, led travelling well before 2 out, clear from before straight, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jul beating Heavenly Bound (10-5) by 7l, 17 ran.
Oxalido (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, some headway after halfway, 7th entering straight, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace run-in but no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Seaside Shuffle (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Shaciara (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, 10th approaching 4 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace without threatening straight, 6th of 16, 12l behind Knockieran (9-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft.