Ucanchoose won this a year ago and though entering the fray in fine shape after his Tipperary victory he's 10lb higher and may struggle to complete the double. Patrickswell, Catwilldo and La Canaada filled the first three places at Bellewstown earlier this month and it's the latter who may come out best this time at the revised weights. Lily's Star doesn't win anywhere near often enough and has never scored from a mark this high though she's running well and must be a threat but it's SOUTH RING who gets the vote. She's been gradually making progress and was having just her fifth start when a fine third over 6f here last time with Ucanchoose just in front and she should reverse the form over this shorter trip.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Broke well and made all, ridden soon after halfway and strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, all out to just hold on, won at Tipperary 5f hcp gf beating Judies Child (9-7) by shd, 7 ran.
Patrickswell (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened from over 1f out, last of 7, 19l behind Toccata Blue (9-6) at Curragh 1m hcp gf.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 10l behind My Good Brother (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol.
Lily's Star (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Waited with towards rear, switched to get a run from 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-12) at Curragh 1m fll hcp gf.
South Ring (IRE) 5-1fav (9-9) Chased leaders, close 3rd 2f out, soon ridden to lead, strongly pressed and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 20, 4 1/2l behind Penny Serenade (8-9) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
Boughtforasong (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Reared leaving stalls and slowly into stride, in rear, headway into 9th and ridden 2f out, 8th 1f out, no extra, 7th of 20, 8l behind Penny Serenade (8-9) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.
La Canaada (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, no impression under pressure and dropped to 3rd final 150 yards, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Patrickswell (9-7) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf.
Tubbertown King (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden and no impression in 9th 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 5l behind Patrickswell (9-7) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf.
Doonard Prince (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Stumbled and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Penny Serenade (8-9) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf, 20 ran.
Catwilldo (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, headway 1f out and ridden to go 2nd 150 yards out, kept on under pressure but no impression on winner final 50 yards, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Patrickswell (9-7) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf.
Atiya (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Mid-division on outer and 9th halfway, ridden 2f out and 8th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong without troubling leaders, 5th of 15, 4l behind Patrickswell (9-7) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gf.
Bosworth Field (USA) 12-1 (8-10) Led and disputed, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 7l behind More Questions (9-7) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Jun.
Rose In Winter (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 11th of 20, 17l behind Penny Serenade (8-9) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf.