STOCKTONS WINGS will love the ground and Charles O'Brien's Grade 2 winning hurdler ran very well after a break when runner-up to Bayan over 1m6f here last month. He's taken to go one better though Cassells Rock will prove a threat if matching the form shown when a close fourth to Hidden Universe at Galway last week. That winner is trained by Dermot Weld, who has the lightly-raced but dual winner Wandering Star entered and he'll be much happier over this trip than the 1m4f he's been racing over. John Constable is a full-brother to St Leger and Gold Cup hero Leading Light so stepping up to this trip for the first time makes sense and he is an obvious threat.
Stocktons Wing (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden in 5th from over 2f out and improved into 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on well to lead over 100 yards out, headed 50 yards out and no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Bayan (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Jul.
Wandering Star 12-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, some headway into 8th approaching straight, ridden and no impression in 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 6l behind Ancient Sands (9-2) at Naas 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Cassells Rock (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Mid-division and too keen hold, checked 6f out, ridden in 8th entering straight, went 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Hidden Universe (9-13) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
John Constable (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Held up towards rear, some progress early straight, checked in 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 12l behind Strandfield Lady (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gf in Jul.
Money Spider (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 7th 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 16l behind Strandfield Lady (9-8) at Navan 1m 5f hcap gf in Jul.
Massini's Trap (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 11th of 20, 13l behind Quick Jack (10-11) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
False Economy (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, some progress early straight, 6th and hampered 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 8l behind Strandfield Lady (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gf in Jul.
Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden on outer 3f out, weakened, 12th of 18, 11l behind Hidden Universe (9-13) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.