Sea Of Heaven and Golden Spear will need to jostle for a good early position in the race from their respective wide draws. The former finished ahead of the latter when third in the Cesarewitch in October and Golden Spear went on to beat last year’s runner-up, Nakeeta, at Leopardstown. First Mohican was second in the Cesarewitch from a high draw but stablemate Who Dares Wins is preferred back in this code having finished third in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham last time. Watersmeet has been in fine form on the all-weather and makes more appeal than stable companions Yorkidding and the reserve Isharah while The Cashel Man is usually thereabouts without winning. Suegioo won this in 2014 off a 9lb lower mark but Richard Fahey’s other runner Angel Gabrial has slipped down the weights since well beaten in last year’s renewal. A progressive three-year-old, BLAKENEY POINT made a winning return at Kempton last month with Magic Circle well beaten having won over 2m here in September. There looks more to come from him and Roger Charlton’s charge can go close.
Nakeeta 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, travelling smoothly and challenged before straight, led from 2f out, pressed and kept on well final furlong, headed closing stages, 2nd of 23, 1/2l behind Golden Spear (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 7f hcp Yielding in Oct.
Suegioo (FR) 14-1 (9-10) In rear, outpaced 4f out, ridden and some headway on outside over 1f out, never near leaders, 9th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Carbon Dating (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Fun Mac (GER) 4-1 (9-10) Held up, headway to track leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Oriental Fox (9-2) at Pontefract 2m 2f stks (3) sft in Oct.
Watersmeet 7-1 (9-5) Close up, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Winning Story (9-1) at Lingfield 2m stks (2) pol in Apr.
First Mohican 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 7 1/2l behind Winning Story (9-1) at Lingfield 2m stks (2) pol in Apr.
Montaly 12-1 (8-13) Raced wide towards rear, short lived effort 2f out, last of 15, 22 3/4l behind Prize Money (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Nov.
Magic Circle (IRE) 15-2 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Blakeney Point (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Sea Of Heaven (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, in mid-division, on inside, headway chasing leaders travelling well over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, ridden and one pace in 3rd when hung right over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 33, 4 1/4l behind Sweet Selection (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Duke Of Clarence (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Raced wide tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 17, 16l behind No Heretic (8-13) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (2) gd in May.
Yorkidding 8-1 (9-9) In touch, soon with leader, led over 7f out, pushed along and headed 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind My Reward (9-2) at Ripon 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Carbon Dating (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Golden Spear 6-1 (9-12) Mid-division on outer, headway 3 out, improved into close 3rd when bad mistake and jumped left 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 14, 12 1/2l behind Thomas Hobson (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
Good Tradition (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, driven after 2 out, every chance before last, hung left flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Elysian Prince (10-13) at Stratford 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
The Cashel Man (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Held up, towards rear, badly hampered after 4f, pushed along on outside 3f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on into 4th inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 33, 4 3/4l behind Sweet Selection (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Who Dares Wins (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led narrowly 3 out, ridden and headed before last, one pace in 3rd flat, 3rd of 25, 4 1/2l behind Supasundae (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (1) gs in Mar.
Sir Chauvelin 7-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind My Reward (9-2) at Ripon 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Blakeney Point 12-1 (8-11) Made all, set steady pace until quickened over 3f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 2m hcp (2) pol in Apr beating Higher Power (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.