Dandy Boy is well treated by the race conditions and has scored on the track. His only start over 6f in 2009 resulted in a victory but most of his latest runs have been over a mile including when last seen at Meydan in February. That lack of a run could just hand the initiative to DUFF, another very well in under the race conditions and who still has the pace for this judged on his narrow defeat in a Listed contest at Fairyhouse in July. Six Of Hearts won a very tough handicap at the Curragh in July and has to be a threat along with last year's Group 3 winner Snaefell, who has a big pull with Cecil Ross' charge on that Curragh effort though this will be his first start on Polytrack as he reaches his half-century of runs. The Reaper has speed to burn and must be a major threat as he likes the track.
Copper Dock (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Colonel Mak (9-6) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Dandy Boy (ITY) 12-1 (8-13) Never better than mid-division, stumbled 300m out, not recovered, 12th of 14, 20l behind Skysurfers (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3yo Listed stks (1) in Feb.
Six of Hearts 22-1 (9-9) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 11th of 18, 10l behind Below Zero (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Sep.
The Reaper (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Chased leaders on stands' side rail, switched right 1 1/2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on under pressure without troubling winner, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Roicead (9-10) at Cork 5f hcp gf in Aug.
Timeless Call (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led, strongly pressed 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened, 10th of 11, 11l behind Radharcnafarraige (9-1) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Billyford (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 12th of 14, 12l behind Licence To Till (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Sep.
Calm Bay (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear on far side, never a factor, 24th of 25, 49l behind Maarek (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Duff (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind Premio Loco (9-4) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Pencil Hill (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 10th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 6l behind Jills Ballet (9-6) at Curragh 7f Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+) in Sep.
Snaefell (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, no impression from 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 25, 11l behind Maarek (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Jolly Snake (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Prominent on outer and disputed, close 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened 1 1/2f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Samuel Morse (9-1) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in May '10.
Giuditta (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no extra from before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Amazon Warrior (10-13) at Wexford 2m 2f mares mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Moonlit Garden (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Never a factor, towards rear in centre of course from under 2f out, last of 13, 19l behind Roicead (9-5) at Tipperary 5f hcp 60-100 gf in Aug.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on far side, no threat overall from 1 1/2f out, 20th of 25, 32l behind Maarek (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Moonreach (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Pushed along early, soon in touch towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 4l behind Blue Dahlia (9-5) at Curragh 5f hcp sft in Sep.
Khelino (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 13th of 14, 6l behind Big Bad Lily (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp 60-90 pol in Sep.