dwelt slightly, soon settled mid-division, progress in 6th 2f out, not clear run 1 1/2f out, ridden to press leaders 1f out, not clear run 150 yards out, no impression in 4th close home
settled mid-division, not clear run briefly 2 1/2f out, pushed along to close on leaders 2f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong and drifted slightly right, led final 50 yards, kept on well close home
Drombeg Dream is a heavy ground specialist and could spring a surprise if the going turns testing. Pincheck is the top-rated here and he's returned from a spell in the USA in decent form though any further rain wouldn't be in his favour. Verbal Dexterity has disappointed since his two-year-old days though ran well when runner-up in a Leopardstown Group 3 in May but the vote goes to the lightly-raced AMEDEO MODIGLIANI. Aidan O'Brien's son of Galileo has only had four starts and hasn't run since a close fourth in a Listed event at Leopardstown in April but has more scope than most and won't mind the conditions. Laughifyouwant has been in good form in handicaps but this is a step-up so Up Helly Aa looks more of a threat after a very good run behind the smart Mohawk in the Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown.
Allegio (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Soon disputed lead, led before halfway, headed from 2f out, soon no extra, one pace, 11th of 15, 9l behind Lady Wannabe (8-12) at Killarney 1m lst stks (1) Good - Yielding in Aug.
Amedeo Modigliani (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, pushed along and not clear run over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Imaging (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m lst stks (1) Good - Yielding in Apr.
Laughifuwant (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Close up, soon disputed lead, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Cyrus Dallin (8-7) at Listowel 7f hcp sft in Sep.
Pincheck (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Prominent, soon led, joined before halfway, soon led again, narrowly headed final furlong, dropped to 3rd and one pace closing stages, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Space Traveller (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Sep.
Psychedelic Funk 33-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, pushed along 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra, eased close home, never a factor, 21st of 25, 9 3/4l behind Jassaar (8-13) at Curragh 1m hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.
Tinandali (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, progress to 2nd halfway, pushed along entering straight, ridden and edged left over 2f out, dropped to 6th under 1f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 9 1/4l behind Mohawk (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Up Helly Aa (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden in 6th under 2f out, progress into 3rd under 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Mohawk (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Wargrave (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no impression on winner and kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Lancaster House (9-3) at Listowel 1m 1f lst stks (1) sft in Sep.
Drombeg Dream (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression entering straight, soon no extra and towards rear over 1f out, 12th of 14, 19 1/2l behind Lancaster House (9-3) at Listowel 1m 1f lst stks (1) sft in Sep.
Myth Creation (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Disputed lead early, tracked leaders and 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out and progress 1f out, led 150 yards out and kept on well, won at Fairyhouse 7f mdn Yielding in Sep beating Time Tunnel (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 18 ran.
Rionach 16-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 7th halfway, soon niggled along, no impression on leaders over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Waitingfortheday (9-5) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) Good - Yielding in Aug.
Shekiba (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division on inner, 5th halfway, switched right early straight and not clear run under 2f out, ridden to go 4th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Flowering Peach (8-9) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp fll gd in Jul.
Wisdom Mind (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, niggled along early, progress over 2f out, ridden in 5th under 1f out, one paced, 5th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Waitingfortheday (9-5) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) Good - Yielding in Aug.
Verbal Dexterity (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Raced mainly in 4th, pushed along from 4f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out, dropped to rear inside final furlong, last of 5, 14 1/4l behind Magical (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gf in May.