Marchese Marconi enters the fray in good shape having won easily over hurdles at Galway, though he has to concede weight all round. DIGEANTA has already proved himself extremely versatile and there should be plenty more to come. He's been performing well in strong company over timber and has plenty of pace for this so gets the vote. Diplomat has generally performed at a good level and led for a long way over hurdles at Galway but Sizing Italy looks destined for fences though he was beaten only a nose on the Flat at Tramore in May.
Marchese Marconi (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Towards rear, 9th 2f out, no impression from before straight, squeezed for room over 1f out, 15th of 20, 17l behind Quick Jack (10-11) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Digeanta (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Soon rear of mid-division, closer in 7th 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 8th of 20, 9l behind Quick Jack (10-11) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Diplomat (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leader, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 9th of 14, 8l behind Chance To Dance (9-3) at Cork 1m 4f pren hcp gf in Jun.
Sizing Italy (IRE) 10-3 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out and no impression in 3rd over 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 13, ns behind Gusty Rocky (11-0) at Tramore 1m 6f ladies mdn stks gd in May.
Wandering Aengus 16-1 (9-10) Chased clear leader in 4th, closer after halfway, ridden 4f out and no impression in 6th 1 1/2f out, under pressure and kept on one pace into moderate 4th close home, 4th of 11, 12l behind Wither Hills (9-10) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Mar.
Piece D'or (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out and soon no impression, 11th of 17, 24l behind Saint Gervais (11-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jun.