SHALAMAN scored under Leigh Roche over this track and trip last month and has been narrowly beaten twice subsequently under Ana O'Brien. Roche takes the ride again and with his claim a big help is taken to regain the winning thread. Hisaabaat ran very well in the Galway Hurdle last time but could do with plenty of rain but Fairylike prefers very fast ground and is looking a few pounds high. Eighteen Summers is still a maiden after 17 starts but is rarely beaten far and it will be a surprise if he's not concerned in the finish.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Led, strongly pressed early straight and headed well over 1f out, weakened, 11th of 16, 14l behind Tandem (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul.
Fairylike (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inner and 6th halfway, dropped to rear 4f out, some headway entering straight and went 5th over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong to nearly snatch 4th on line, 5th of 8, 5l behind Sheilas Wish (9-3) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp gd.
Hisaabaat (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression straight, last of 6, 11l behind Kingdom (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gf in Jul.
Shalaman (IRE) 5-4fav (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden and progress on outer 3f out, close 3rd on outer 2f out, kept on without reaching leaders inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Polished Rock (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f App hcp gd.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, late headway into 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Footprint (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Bint Nayef (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway and pushed along in 4th entering straight, soon no extra under pressure and eased when well beaten inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 20l behind Love And Cherish (9-3) at Naas 1m 2f fll hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
The Alarm Clock (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, driven along entering straight and 9th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 6l behind Toufan Express (9-0) at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 sft in Jul.
Gumption (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, moderate 7th 2f out, moderate 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Dusty Trail (9-13) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gd.
Banker Burke (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and no impression in 6th approaching straight, kept on one pace to go 5th on line, 5th of 7, 9l behind Lady O Malley (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo mdn gf.
Jan Jeffer 10-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden 3f out, soonn, 6th of 12, 4l behind Sharjah (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Jul.