Matriarch is 5lb higher than when third here in July but ran well again when second at Bellewstown last month. Chatterton is on a lower mark than when successful over track and trip last year, however, but was half-a-length behind WAR ROOM here last month. Though a pound better off, we expect the top weight to get the better of the argument again today and grab a deserved win in a race that isn't nearly as competitive as the numbers would suggest.
War Room (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Fairy Foxglove (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Aug.
Leonardo (GER) 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 8th 2f out and no extra in rear 1f out, weakened, last of 9, 14 1/4l behind Valentana (9-1) at Killarney 1m hcp gf in Aug.
She's All Mine 14-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dance Band (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp fll (5) pol in Jun.
Stamp Of Authority (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Prominent and led briefly after 1f, soon headed and chased leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along and no impression in 4th entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 21 1/4l behind Jumbo Steps (8-10) at Sligo 7f hcp Yielding in Jun.
Shelbe (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 14th 3 1/2f out, driven under 3f out, no impression, 15th 1f out, never a factor, 15th of 16, 20 3/4l behind Ottilie (9-0) at Naas 1m mdn fll sft in Jul.
Chatterton (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th halfway, ridden in rear 2f out, kept on one pace on outer final furlong, 7th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Avalanche (9-3) at Killarney 1m hcp gf in Aug.
Matriarch (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, soon 4th, challenged over 2f out, soon on terms, led inside final furlong, kept on well, headed near line, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind My Painter (9-4) at Bellewstown 1m mdn Yielding in Aug.
Moment Of Truth (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, no impression straight, 17th of 21, 24 3/4l behind Dalton Highway (9-12) at Navan 1m 2f hcp gd in Aug.
Felix Gold (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, 15th 3 1/2f out, driven entering straight, ridden under 2f out, kept on final furlong to 8th, never nearer, 8th of 16, 11 1/4l behind Rigid Rock (9-1) at Tipperary 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.
Cosmic Symbol (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slightly slow away, soon improved to track leaders on outer, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, dropped to 8th from 2f out and soon eased, 8th of 10, dist behind Specific Gravity (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f pol in May.
Noble Aussie (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Prominent, soon 3rd, no impression and one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 16, 7 3/4l behind Lake George (9-11) at Tipperary 7f hcp gf in Aug.
Red All Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Prominent, 4th early, improved to challenge 2f out, no impression 1f out, one pace, 6th of 20, 7 3/4l behind Hatton Cross (9-6) at Naas 6f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Whitethorn (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, some headway but no impression from over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 16, 5 1/2l behind Lake George (9-11) at Tipperary 7f hcp gf in Aug.
Havelock Ellis 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th and pushed along halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, last of 13, 18 1/2l behind Fairy Foxglove (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Aug.
Bootsandbars (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders outer, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out and no extra over 1f out, 11th of 15, 8 1/4l behind Zakhrafa (8-6) at Roscommon 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Aug.
Pemberton Snow (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Escape Paradise (8-11) at Clonmel 1m 2f gf in May.
Twistsandturns (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 12th 3 1/2f out, driven under 3f out, no impression, kept on same pace over 1f out, 10th of 16, 10 1/2l behind Valentana (9-12) at Tipperary 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Aug.