Cool Athlete has never won on turf and has one of the most inexperienced pilots on board. He generally races over further and could get tapped for speed here. CHAPARRO has been beaten off a mark of 57 on his last four runs but finds himself 1lb higher here, which seems stiff. He hasn't been beaten far on his last three, however, and this looks a good opportunity under the very capable Conor Hogan. Gagnant makes a quick reappearance after a moderate effort at Naas but his best recent run was over this C&D behind Aragorn Icon in June. Rock Of Hope showed enough promise at Roscommon early last month to be made favourite at Wexford but ran poorly and will need to do much better.
Gagnant (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 8l behind Star Links (9-5) at Naas 1m app hcp 50-85 gf.
Chaparro (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway under 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 18, 1 1/2l behind No Trimmings (9-8) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-60 gd in Jul.
Jeangeorges (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 5th, went 4th early straight, no extra under pressure in 6th 1f out, 8th of 12, 12l behind Spin Of A Coin (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-75 gd in Jun.
Wellmarked (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Prominent, 2nd halfway, 3rd under pressure approaching straight, soon weakened, last of 14, 37l behind Denny Crane (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Finalstar (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 11l behind Lake George (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 in Jul.
Lily In The Pond 25-1 (9-10) Soon led, headed and no extra approaching straight, tailed off, 10th of 11, 47l behind Kalabaya (9-0) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Jun.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway into 7th over 2f out, 4th under pressure 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Sadler's Mark (9-9) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Just On Fire (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Soon led, pushed along over 3f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 13, 10l behind Six Silver Lane (9-6) at Wexford 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Cristal Island (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from 1f out, 7th of 13, 5l behind Elusive Moon (9-3) at Wexford 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Jul.
Ferocious Fran (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 10th early, no extra from 2f out, 12th of 14, 17l behind Core Element (9-12) at Sligo 6f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Rock Of Hope (IRE) 11-2fav (8-10) Led, headed from 3f out, soon no impression, 10th of 13, 11l behind Elusive Moon (9-3) at Wexford 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Jul.
Lilly The Lioness (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Prominent, led before halfway, joined entering straight, kept on under pressure until headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Newmarket Story (9-10) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Jacks Law (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway entering straight, 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 1 3/4l behind No Trimmings (9-8) at Naas 1m app hcp 47-60 gd in Jul.
Mujady Star (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, 6th over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, 8th of 13, 10l behind Grace And Beauty (8-12) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Punt Road (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 11th of 17, 14l behind Night Singer (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.