This was won by a three-year-old last year and Frontier is the only entry from that generation here though he'll need to improve vastly on his two runs this season if he's to get involved. Salam Alaykum had looked a very progressive type when beating Placere over 1m4f here a month ago and there must have been something amiss when he was beaten a long way by that runner-up at the Curragh. A return to form would see him go close but CLOUDGAZER may have his measure. Noel Meade's charge will have no problems with the trip having been touched off by Deutschland at Wexford and Johnny Murtagh's presence in the saddle is a bonus. Sky Pilot looks a bit high in the weights after going up 11lb since his Limerick success while Donatis Comet can go well from what looks a fair mark.
Sir Ector (USA) 10-1 (9-12) Waited with in mid-division, moderate 5th under 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening, 3rd of 10, 19l behind Captain Cee Bee (9-6) at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 sft in Jul.
Salam Alaykum (IRE) 13-8fav (10-10) Chased leaders in moderate 3rd, 2nd 3f out, ridden in closer 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 10, 18l behind Placere (10-8) at Curragh 1m 4f Ladies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) sft in Jul.
Sky Pilot (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 4f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 19, 6l behind Midnight Music (11-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Ansgar (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 4th 4f out, ridden in 4th 3f out, no extra from 2f out, 3rd of 16, 4l behind All That Rules (9-5) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Teach Nua (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3f out, no impression, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 41l behind Ursa Major (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in Jun.
Donatis Comet (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 6l behind I Have A Dream (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Jul.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, ridden into 12th 2f out, stayed on into moderate 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 15l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (8-11) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.
Livia's Wake (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 13, 10l behind Missliyna (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol in Oct.
Star Power (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 20, well behind Voleuse De Coeurs (8-11) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 sft in Jul.
Cloudgazer (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Led, joined briefly entering straight and soon ridden, regained lead under 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on close home, joined for 2nd on line, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Deutschland (9-10) at Wexford 2m stks gd in Jul.
Mind The Pennies (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression early straight, kept on from over 1f out without troubling leaders, 5th of 13, 6l behind Authorization (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks hvy in Jul.
Frontier (GER) 25-1 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 4f out, last of 8, 25l behind Tannery (8-10) at Limerick 1m 3f Listed stks (1) sft in Jun.
Concrete And Clay 9-4fav (9-3) Waited with in mid-division, effort straight, no impression in moderate 8th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 35l behind Citizenship (9-1) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp in Jul.
Celtic Dane (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on one paced, 5th of 11, 4l behind Final Flashback (9-8) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in Jul.