Gra Geal Mo Chroi has won five times in her career - all on ground with plenty of give - and she's unlikely to get those conditions here. The only three-year-old in the line-up, Belleau, is entitled to the greatest respect as she comes out top of the ratings at the weights but she hasn't been in the best of form recently and is overlooked in favour of CURL CAT. He's had a total of 21 starts and never raced beyond a mile but all of his recent runs have suggested he's been crying out for the trip and he's taken to concede weight all round. Rocky's Pride looks best of the remainder.
Curl Cat (USA) 4-1 (9-10) Towards rear, 7th entering straight, 6th on outer 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong without troubling principals, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Jills Ballet (9-7) at Cork 1m stks 0-70 gf in Aug.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 10l behind Much Acclaimed (9-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Gra Geal Mo Chroi (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, went 3rd 2f out, challenged under pressure and led briefly under 1f out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Beliar (9-12) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gf in Aug.
Sacre Malta (FR) 33-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 4th 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Beliar (9-12) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gf in Aug.
The Squatter (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In rear and struggling from before halfway, last of 8, 22l behind Olfa (9-0) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gd in Aug.
Dromin View (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from 4f out, 7th of 11, 23l behind Haleniya (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Aug.
Belleau (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Towards rear, 9th 5f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 5l behind Crusoe's Return (9-4) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gd in Aug.