Master Marvel is one of only two previous C&D winners in this and isn't badly treated on his best form, though recent efforts don't inspire much confidence. Secret Hero has to go on the short-list, however, having won at Bellewstown last week. He can again get the better of Blue Eyed Miss and Jeangeorges. Liberty To Rock isn't without a chance but TRES FROIDE is only 4lb higher than when scoring at Listowel in June and hasn't been disgraced in subsequent starts. The six-year-old can hit the winning trail again here, though Lansdowne is proving consistent and shouldn't be far away again.
Kims Dream (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Towards rear, good progress from 4f out, 3rd over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, 7th of 12, 12l behind King's Road (9-2) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Landsdowne (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, headed and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Gagnant (10-0) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65.
Dafaroun (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Always behind, 14th of 17, 16l behind Legendary Times (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gf.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inner, 8th halfway, headway into 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace without threatening principals, 4th of 14, 6l behind Extra Steps (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
Captain Henry (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Never a factor, 15th of 18, 19l behind Prince Of Fashion (9-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Secret Hero (9-7) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd.
Tres Froide (FR) 8-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, some headway from early straight, 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind No Trimmings (8-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
Fandango Boy 33-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and strongly pressed early straight, headed 1f out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 13, 5l behind Akasaka (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-80 gf in Jul.
Homebrew (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, slipped on bend approaching straight and lost place, no threat in straight, 13th of 15, 19l behind Topadee (8-13) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-60 gf.
Cairdiuil (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) In rear, no impression from 4f out, kept on one paced, 8th of 14, 17l behind Foildearg (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
King's Jester (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, some late headway into 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 10l behind Fairy Wing (9-6) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd.
Blue Eyed Miss (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 8th 1f out, ran on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Secret Hero (9-7) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd.
Keen Look (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Very slowly away and in rear, no impression on wide outer from 3f out, 11th of 17, 14l behind Legendary Times (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 47-65 gf.
Loveisthedrug (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Soon in mid-division, 8th halfway, 6th travelling well 3f out, 4th and ridden 2f out, one pace straight, 4th of 16, 7l behind Driveheron (9-6) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Master Marvel (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, 7th and no impression from over 2f out, 7th of 8, 5l behind Aragorn Icon (8-13) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-80 gd in Jul.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Fairy Wing (9-6) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd.
Secret Hero 5-1fav (9-7) Made all, ridden clear 1 1/2f out, kept on strongly, won at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd beating Grainne Whale (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Atiya (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Reared leaving stalls, always towards rear, 16th of 20, 19l behind Rigid Rock (8-12) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.