Close One just got the better of Lucky Pigeon at Roscommon last time and both can get involved in this with a similar effort. The betting suggested a better run from Phangio was expected at Downpatrick and he duly finished a close-up third while Perrie Hill finished second over a longer trip here last time and first-time blinkers are fitted today. CUT THE CORNER left his earlier form behind when popping up at 16/1 at Tramore. Now he's got his act together, Michael Hourigan's charge may well be capable of going in again so gets a tentative vote.
Wontbelongnow (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace from next, 10th of 20, 24l behind Greatness (9-7) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.
Ebazan (USA) 25-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression after 4 out, 16th of 17, 27l behind Close One (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Perrie Hill (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Towards rear, good progress after 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, slight mistake 2 out, improved into 2nd before last, no impression on winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Top Chief (10-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Glebeparkhawk (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Led, not fluent 5th, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Kolaphos (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f mdn hdl.
Roadtotheisland (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, progress to track leaders travelling smoothly before 2 out, 3rd before straight, dropped to moderate 5th at last, one pace,, 5th of 16, 15l behind Blossom Gate (11-5) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Cut The Corner (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden to dispute before 2 out, asserted last, kept on well run-in, won at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd beating Coldstonesober (11-2) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Long Strand (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, prominent, slightly slow 4th, lost place 9th, trailing 7 out, hit last, completely tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Aughnacurraveel (11-0) at Limerick 3m chs gf in Jul.
Phangio (USA) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, close 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, disputing 2nd when bad mistake at last, no extra in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Couleur De La Loi (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Close One (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge entering straight, ridden in lead 3 out, kept on well under pressure, won at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd beating Lucky Pigeon (9-12) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
Atrafs Lad (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, slightly hampered 3 out, soon no extra, 14th of 20, well behind Mydor (10-3) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in May.
Vic Approach (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, progress into 5th 5 out, 4th 2 out, ridden to narrow lead entering straight, headed last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Barney King (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Achtung 100-1 (10-11) Always rear, never a factor, pushed along approaching 3 out, no extra, 10th of 13, 32l behind Arctic Fire (11-12) at Punchestown 2m nh nov hdl in May.
Lucky Pigeon (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd after 4 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, close 4th 3 out, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, stayed on and closer last, kept on to 2nd run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Close One (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Taken Twice (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 17, 21l behind Close One (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Ni Sin E Mo Ainm (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, not fluent 4 out and reminder, pushed along in 9th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 12l behind Pleased As Punch (11-4) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Castle Lantern (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Always behind, under pressure in last 5 out, soon behind, completely tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Drive On Locky (10-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr.
Vasco Des Bieffes (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along approaching 6 out, soon no danger, 11th of 16, 44l behind Supreme Vic (10-9) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Megan's Vic (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pecked 1st, 10th after 4 out, ridden in 8th entering straight, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 16l behind Close One (10-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.
Watchmetail (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, driven after 3 out, never on terms, well held by leaders before 2 out, 5th of 10, 19l behind Strong Wind (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.