AMOUR FOU won this last year under Samantha Bell and is only 1lb higher. She hasn't had a hard season and is handed the vote to complete the double despite a big weight. Speed Dream scored on soft ground at Bellewstown but was nowhere near that form when tackling an extra furlong on testing ground at Listowel last time while the lightly-raced Guess Who is taking a massive drop in trip having mainly raced at a mile and beyond. Cookie Crumbles has yet to win and is another who generally races over much further but La Canaada ran her best race to date over the C&D in April and should be approaching her peak after just two subsequent starts.
Amour Fou (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, 5l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
One Of Three (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, kept on one pace straight, 8th of 14, 5l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Speed Dream (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd and effort approaching straight, 3rd and no extra over 1f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 19l behind Jackemil (8-11) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Little Village (IRE) 11-1 (8-0) Chased leaders on rail, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 10, 6l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-4) at Curragh 5f hcp sft in Jul.
Perfect Godess (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Soon chased leaders, challenged 2f out, lost place and no extra from 1f out, 9th of 14, 11l behind He's Got Rhythm (9-4) at Dundalk 7f clm stks pol in Jul.
Ellikan (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Bird's Eye View (9-0) at Curragh 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Aug.
Mountain Mama (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Never a factor, 11th of 14, 14l behind Daisy Mountain (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Guess Who (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 14, 3l behind Al Mancilia (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Option Be (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Prominent, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no extra, 7th of 12, 11l behind Measured Approval (9-4) at Roscommon 7f hcp in Sep.
Unescorted (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) In rear, some modest late headway, 7th of 14, 11l behind Rigid Rock (9-9) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 13-2 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 13th of 16, 22l behind Red Sea Poll (8-11) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gs in Sep.
Crowned Supreme (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up towards rear, 8th and ridden 3f out, no impression straight, 7th of 9, 25l behind Jackemil (8-11) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
La Canaada (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Speed Dream (9-6) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Massimo Donny 4-1 (8-5) Chased leader, disputed halfway, led 3f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Jappeli (8-3) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp hvy in Aug.
Refuse Colette (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 16l behind Al Mancilia (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.