Patrickswell has been well beaten twice since scoring over this trip at Navan but he was tackling longer trips on each occasion and should do better. He had Lily Be in fourth and Fairy Flow fifth when successful but both are in decent form at present and better off at the weights. Johnstown Lad is still looking a few pounds high in the weights but QADAR has dropped to a fair mark and gets the vote. David Marnane's experienced gelding has never won on turf in a career that has produced six victories from 71 starts but his two latest efforts on fast ground at the Curragh and Navan suggest his long wait may be over.
Johnstown Lad (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Liberty Island (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Soon prominent, lost place after halfway, weakened and eased inside final furlong, last of 20, 38l behind Daffodil Walk (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp 55-80 hvy in Apr.
First In Command (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 2f out, 19th of 27, 8l behind Dawn Eclipse (8-10) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
Enigma Code (UAE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 13th of 29, 6l behind Lough Mist (9-9) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Qadar (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Towards rear, 8th halfway, some headway on outer 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out without threatening, 5th of 11, 3l behind Collingwood (8-4) at Navan 6f hcap gf.
Gandolfini (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no impression from 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 10l behind Collingwood (8-4) at Navan 6f hcap gf.
Patrickswell (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 11th of 18, 9l behind Sean Og Coulston (9-5) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gf.
Lilly Be (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Patrickswell (9-5) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-70 fm in May.
Parc Aux Boules 14-1 (8-11) Soon mid-division, kept on without threatening from over 1f out, 7th of 30, 2 1/4l behind Musical Rain (8-1) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-80 in May.
Hello Man (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 16l behind Mean Lae (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 50-70 pol in Sep.
Fairy Flow (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway in 7th 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Patrickswell (9-5) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-70 fm in May.