Trabajo was a disappointing favourite at Gowran on Friday while Resolute Bay has gone up 5lb for a battling Sligo victory. Mubrook, runner-up in a big field at Killarney in May, reappeared with a very good effort on the Flat at Listowel last month and is the type to do well this campaign. Double Seven continues to make progress and was brought with a well-timed challenge to score at Galway. He's up 8lb for that but should still take all the beating. Viaduct Joey appeared to enjoy the very heavy ground at Listowel but makes his handicap debut from a fair mark while Headford Flyer, who hasn't run since last May, is another handicap debutant to keep a close eye on.
Beau Michael 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, prominent early, 10th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 21st of 24, well behind Truckers Delight (9-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f ext hcp hdl gd in May.
Double Seven (IRE) 4-1fav (10-1) Soon mid-division, ridden to chase leaders from 2 out, closed in 4th at last, stayed on well run-in to lead near finish, won at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul beating Now This Is It (11-0) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
Safari Sunup (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) In touch towards rear, ridden to chase leaders straight, kept on same pace without threatening approaching last, 4th of 9, 6l behind Pozyc (10-4) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Sep.
I Hear A Symphony (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) In touch towards rear, 5th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 10l behind Star Of Aragon (9-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Aug.
Magical Memoir (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out, weakened (rider reported never travelled on ground), 6th of 9, 27l behind Acapulco Gold (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo hcp hdl gs in Aug.
Resolute Bay (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Close up and disputed lead, slight mistake 3 out, led from next, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug beating Jacks Island (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Headford Flyer (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 5th 3 out, improved to lead 2 out, shaken up run-in, easily, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in May '10 beating Queen Of Cool (10-13) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Trabajo (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, well off pace, closer order from 5 out, on terms travelling well before straight, mistake 2 out, soon asserted under pressure and went clear approaching last, kept on well, comfortably, won at Listowel 3m mdn hdl sft in Sep beating Its Ironic (11-12) by 6l, 17 ran.
Mubrook (USA) 14-1 (11-6) Attempted to make all, clear early, mistake 2 out, strongly pressed from before last, narrowly headed and kept on well without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Sensational Sema (11-0) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gs in May.
Merchent Paddy (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Keen hold early, soon poor 4th, never a factor, 4th of 5, well behind Finger Onthe Pulse (11-2) at Listowel 2m 4f chs 0-145 hvy in Sep.
Viaduct Joey (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, improved from before 3 out, led into straight, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, won at Listowel 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep beating Cairdin (11-12) by 4l, 16 ran.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 3 out, 15th of 19, well behind Royal Reveille (11-0) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.