Cairdin is much better known as a chaser these days and it's difficult to imagine he'll have the pace for this. Our Max has a couple of decent efforts to his credit and, though inconsistent, this track could bring out the best in him. AL FAHIDI has been carrying big weights in handicaps over longer trips. She's generally been up with the pace throughout and rarely beaten far so this could be her day. Acting Talent has been sprinting without having the pace to get involved. He's only run twice at this trip and not shown much but should get into the frame.
Cairdin (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Upset in stalls, dwelt, ridden to lead after 1f, reminders before halfway, under pressure and headed entering straight, rear from 2f out and no extra, last of 5, 23l behind Chance To Dance (9-7) at Clonmel 1m 2f mdn stks in May.
Lucror (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Held up, ran freely early, 5th halfway, 4th 7f out, dropped to rear and ridden over 3f out, no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Run Fly Run (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f NH flat in Jul.
Our Max 12-1 (9-8) Towards rear, 8th halfway, ridden from 3f out, took closer order from 2f out, no impression from 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Ring Chief (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f mdn stks in Aug.
Tafkeer (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Always rear, ridden and no extra over 1f out, last of 15, 17l behind Captains Dilemma (9-10) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-65 gf in Aug.
Acting Talent (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Prominent on outer in 3rd, ridden in 4th under 2f out, ran on well without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Sweetest Taboo (9-0) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gd in Aug.
Al Fahidi (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 2f out, chased 1st 2 and no impression from over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Tahaf (9-11) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Brostigh Ort (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Ridden along to dispute after 1 1/2f, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, last of 15, 15l behind Tahaf (9-3) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Ruby Flipper (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra 1f out, 6th of 9, 16l behind Coolfighter (10-0) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks in Aug.
Simple Joys 16-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 13th of 17, 13l behind Highway Code (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep '13.
Smallnsmart (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ran freely, 8th halfway, no extra approaching straight, eased final furlong, 9th of 11, 28l behind Falkirk (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 2f mdn stks in Aug.
Yo Credo (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Raced in 2nd, ridden before straight, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 13, 21l behind La Canaada (8-7) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 in Aug.