No depth at all to this opening contest and it looks to boil down to a straightforward contest between MIZEN MASTER and Boy In A Bentley . The former has to give a fair amount of weight away here but looks to be capable of that with the attitude of the latter in question here and the long run-in could prove a challenge for his rider. Of the others Strong Resemblance just edges the vote for the minor placing ahead of Dubh Des Champs who may well yet improve for his new yard.
Mizen Master (IRE) 11-8 (11-3) In touch, went 2nd after 3 out, 4 lengths down next, ridden after last, ran on well flat, led closing stages, going away towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f (4) gd in Aug beating Pomme (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Boy In A Bentley (IRE) 5-6fav (11-2) Jumped right, tracked leader, led after 5th, clear on last bend, driven and idled before last, edged left flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Gvs Irportensa (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Dubh Des Champs (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 10th of 16, dist behind Catamaran Du Seuil (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) sft in Jan.
Strong Resemblance (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) With leader, led from 2nd, blundered 7th, soon headed, weakened after 2 out, 4th of 6, dist behind What Happens Now (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f (4) sft in Jul.
I'll Run With You (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Mid-div, prog to 3rd 1/2way, no ex from 4out, wknd str, 5th of 7, 31 1/2l behind Kupatana (11-11) at Monksgrange 3m mdn gs in Mar.