A tricky start as Jimmy The Hat is likely to improve his form figures now tacking handicaps. Fairwood Massini and Tantamount are both recent course and distance winners while Je T'Aime has yet to finish out of the frame under Rules, though hasn't really looked like winning so far. DICK DUNDEE seemed to handle faster ground at Tipperary last month having finished second at Listowel in June. He might be good enough here if the blinkers have the desired effect.
Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, weakened halfway, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Wontbelongnow (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in May, 18 ran.
Dick Dundee 7-1 (10-13) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden in 10th entering straight, no impression in 8th last, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 8l behind John The Soldier (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Jul.
Fairwood Massini (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Led until mistake 5th, led again 7th, driven out flat, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jul beating Groovy Dancer (10-1) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Tantamount 12-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jul beating Butney Boy (11-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Wayne Manor (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, mistake last, one pace, 4th of 13, 16l behind Nicene Creed (10-8) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Dry Rein (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Led, headed after 4th, 3rd halfway, 5th and mistake 5 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, under pressure in 6th before 2 out where left 5th, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 38l behind Silver Tassie (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Je T'aime (IRE) 3-1 (9-10) Prominent, not fluent 3 out, no impression on winner from next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Benefit Of Youth (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Tim's Approach (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, reminders and weakened from 4 out, tailed off next, 7th of 8, well behind Tantamount (10-4) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jul.