Secret Recipe has a huge weight for a three-year-old but he'll love the ground having gained both victories in heavy going. He's tried in blinkers after a moderate run on his return from an absence since May. September Lily is 3lb out of the handicap but looks ready to win again soon from this sort of mark after a very good effort at Cork last week. SHIPYARD made a promising debut over this trip at Listowel on heavy going and showed his versatility by scoring over 5f at Navan. He makes his handicap debut and can complete the double though Gunner Lindley looks a big threat on his return to the Flat after a spell of hurdling.
Secret Recipe 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inner and 6th halfway, pushed along under 2f out and soon no impression, no extra from over 1f out, 15th of 16, 9l behind Royal Blue Star (9-4) at Cork 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Piet Mondrian 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression on winner early straight, dropped to 6th over 1f out and no extra, 7th of 9, 21l behind Rich Coast (9-13) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Barack (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon mid-division, 6th approaching straight, soon improved, challenged and every chance from 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Beacon Lodge (9-8) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100.
Shipyard (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead on line, won at Navan 5f mdn stks beating Great Minds (9-5) by ns, 14 ran.
Gunner Lindley (IRE) 7-1 (8-1) Tracked leader in 2nd, led over 2f out and soon strongly pressed, headed over 1f out and no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2l behind The Four Elms (8-3) at Cork 1m 2f hcp sft in May.
Conan's Rock 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear and well off pace halfway, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 10th of 14, 18l behind Mckinley (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Toufan Express 14-1 (7-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (3) sft.
Enigma Code (UAE) 25-1 (9-2) Prominent and 4th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 22nd of 30, 11l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd.
September Lily (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd closing stages, no impression winner, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Apache Gold (8-2) at Cork 6f App hcp.
Cairdiuil (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, 14th 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 30, 4 1/2l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd.