The veteran Hide The Evidence turned the clock back with an incredible 19 length success in an apprentice contest at Roscommon a week ago and the assessor was duly impressed handing him a 16lb higher mark. He'll find this tougher but obviously still retains much of his old ability and has to be considered. BEACH OF FALESA will be wearing blinkers for the first time and hopefully they will have the desired effect. He'll love the ground and this is his trip so is given the nod to gain this third success on his ninth start. Notable Graduate has won twice, both at this trip, and he's been running well over further. He's well handicapped on his best form and looks a live threat but Brog Deas is tackling this trip for the first time and is up against some in-form rivals.
Notable Graduate (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th entering straight, soon ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace to go 4th on line, 4th of 14, 2l behind I Have A Dream (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 10-3 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Cheval Rouge (9-4) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp sft in Aug.
Brog Deas (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Settled towards rear, 12th halfway, some headway into 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 4th of 15, 10l behind Brendan Brackan (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 in Sep.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace straight, 6th of 9, 13l behind Loreto (9-0) at Listowel 1m fll hcp hvy in Sep.
Hide The Evidence (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway into 2nd 4f out, led over 2f out, pushed out to go clear 1 1/2f out, kept on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 hvy beating Salacious Sally (9-10) by 19l, 10 ran.
Mont Blanc 7-1 (9-8) Soon raced in 4th, no impression under pressure from 2f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 19l behind Maude Adams (8-13) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp in Sep.