It won't come as a shock that no favourite has won this in the past 10 years. Stuccodor, who won the Lincoln here last year, has had very little subsequent racing and looked on the way back over hurdles at Galway so he's respected. Portage won a very tough handicap at Ascot last month on only his fifth start and could easily prove Group class which ALGONQUIN already is. Jim Bolger's charge is unbeaten since his debut and stepped out of handicap company to land a Listed contest at Killarney from Devonshire, who has a chance in the previous race. With more to come, the three-year-old grey can take this lucrative prize and complete a five-timer. Have A Nice Day has been in tremendous form since the start of the year but might be just a few pounds high at present while Hint Of A Tint has gone up 9lb for his hard-fought victory over Baraweez at Galway, though that form was boosted when the runner-up scored there a few days later. Hasanour was a very close third in this last year and has continued to run very well though he's a massive 21lb higher as a consequence.
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Chased leaders on outer, lost place briefly halfway and mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Hint of A Tint (8-7) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Stuccodor (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, closed up on outer approaching 2 out, soon 2nd and pushed along, slightly impeded from last, every chance run-in, no extra and kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Thomas Hobson (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Very slowly away, raced in rear, pushed along entering straight, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, dropped to 5th closing stages, no impression, last of 5, 2 1/4l behind Cougar Mountain (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Aug.
Piri Wango (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Raced in rear, ridden from 3f out, went 7th 2f out, no impression from over 1f out and kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Eshera (8-11) at Cork 1m lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Chopin (GER) 20-1 (9-13) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 9th of 14, 16 1/4l behind Hint of A Tint (8-7) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Aussie Valentine (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 18 1/2l behind Hint of A Tint (8-7) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Algonquin 9-2 (9-3) Mid-division, 6th halfway, progress straight and led under 2f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Killarney 1m lst stks (1) gd in Aug beating Devonshire (8-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Pintura 16-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders in 5th on outer, pushed along after 3f, challenged over 2f out, on terms before straight, soon led, kept on well final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Baraweez (9-8) at Galway 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Hint of A Tint (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Mid-division, progress into 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, narrow lead final 150 yards, kept on well under pressure close home, won at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul beating Baraweez (9-6) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Have A Nice Day 10-3fav (9-10) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along over 2f out, kept on into 2nd without threatening winner close home, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind An Saighdiur (9-5) at Curragh 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Portage (IRE) 5-1fav (8-12) Held up behind, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led final 50 yards, won at Ascot 1m hcp (2) sft in Jul beating Mutasayyid (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Intensical (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened entering straight, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Hint of A Tint (8-7) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Champagne Or Water (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, progress 2 1/2f out, ridden into 3rd 2f out, kept on into 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong, lost 2nd at line, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Princess Aloof (9-6) at Galway 1m hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Third Dimension 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 10h halfway, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Hint of A Tint (8-7) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Vastonea (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 14, 12 1/4l behind Hint of A Tint (8-7) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Canary Row (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) In rear, pushed along 3f out, headway on inner to chase leaders 1f out but no impression, kept on well without threatening, 4th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Baraweez (9-8) at Galway 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on outer, ridden under 4f out and dropped to rear over 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8 3/4l behind Champagne Or Water (9-1) at Curragh 1m hcp fll Good - Yielding in Jul.
Hidden Oasis (IRE) 5-1fav (8-8) Slightly impeded early, held up, soon 11th, headway 2f out, no impression and kept on final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Baraweez (9-8) at Galway 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Cullentry Royal 10-1 (8-11) Towards rear, 12th entering straight, progress under 2f out and went 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 6 3/4l behind Intisari (8-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug.
Fit For The Job (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt and soon switched right, towards rear, headway straight and squeezed for room, hampered, eased, 11th of 12, 18 1/4l behind Sacrificial (9-13) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Marshall Jennings (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, improved to dispute lead 2f out, soon ridden, headed last strides, no extra, 3rd of 11, shd behind Katimavik (9-0) at Curragh 1m hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.
Katimavik (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1f, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Hes Our Music (10-0) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Aug.
Lat Hawill (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden into 9th 2f out, no impression entering straight, 11th of 14, 18 1/4l behind Hint of A Tint (8-7) at Galway 1m hcp Yielding in Jul.
Texas Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression under 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 23 1/2l behind Intisari (8-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug.
Hasanour (USA) 10-3fav (9-12) Settled towards rear, 10th 4f out, ridden in closer 7th 2f out, slightly short of room between horses 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind I'll Be Your Clown (8-7) at Navan 1m 2f hcp gf in Jul.