TRUTHWILLSETUFREE is likely to start a short price for this. He won over track and trip as a three-year-old and his latest third at Listowel, albeit over an extra half-mile, is the best recent form on offer. Queen Of Alba's only victory so far came in a maiden in Abu Dhabi but she will probably try and make the running here and can follow home Dermot Weld's charge at a respectful distance. Smoker did finish ahead of the selection at the Curragh last month but is now 12lb worse off for half-a-length and tried in blinkers after disappointing twice since.
Smoker 16-1 (9-9) Chased leader, improved to lead 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 7th of 14, 7l behind Money Spider (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp gf.
Whisky Galore 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden and dropped to 8th 4f out, no extra and weakened, eased when beaten final furlong, 12th of 14, 49l behind Wyoyo (8-10) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led, 4 lengths clear halfway, pushed along and reduced advantage entering straight, under pressure and headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 6, 5l behind Maggie Dalton (9-3) at Limerick 1m fll hcp gf.
Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 5-2 (10-2) Led, ridden under 2f out, jockey dropped whip 200 yards out, strongly pressed and headed 150 yards out, no extra, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Mm Dazzler (10-7) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd.
Wholelotofrosie (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, soon challenged, no extra in 4th under 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Killourney Empress (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp sft in May.