Once again, Canny Tom enters the fray seemingly with an outstanding chance of losing his maiden tag. His run behind Monarch here last month, with Sea Captain well beaten, is comfortably the best form on offer and he was taking on too much in a Galway handicap last week. But his will be his 25th start and patience has worn out so SHINGHARI gets the nod. Denis Hogan's charge, a winner on the Flat at Killarney in May, made a fair start in a strong maiden won by Aydoun at Galway a week ago and he's certain to have come on for the experience. Ancient Empire has shown nothing so far, though looks the type to do better, but Seskin Flyer, who has been running quite well between the flags, is likely to need much further.
Shinghari (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, 6th after 4th, 5th after 3 out, pushed along in 4th after 2 out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 19, 12 1/2l behind Aydoun (11-7) at Galway 2m 1f mdn sft in Aug.
Ancient Empire (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, ridden after 5 out, no impression 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 12, dist behind Clara Sorrento (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 3f mdn hvy in Mar.
Artic Fever (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Alw rr, to last when mstk 3rd, clsr frm 7th, mstk 6out, 5th when mstk 4out, to 6th aftr 3out, pu bef 2out, at Dawstown 3m mdn gd in May.
Canny Tom (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Towards rear, headway but no impression approaching straight, soon one pace, 9th of 20, 25 1/2l behind Pateen (11-10) at Galway 2m 1f hcp Yielding in Jul.
Sea Captain (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden on outer after 2 out, no impression in 7th from before last, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 19 3/4l behind Monarch (11-6) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Seskin Flyer (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Ld, strongly pressed 2out, hdd app last, ko run-in, no extra with winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Screaming Colours (12-2) at Ballingarry 3m mdn in Jun.
Ayelya (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Held up, 15th at 3rd, progress and impeded 4 out, soon prominent until no impression and slight mistake last, one pace, 6th of 24, 9 3/4l behind Mr Champers (11-12) at Cork 2m hcp gd in Jul.
Pennyroe (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up, hampered 1st, slight mistake 2nd, 9th halfway, pushed along briefly approaching 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, tailed off, 10th of 13, dist behind Boherbuoy (11-12) at Sligo 2m mdn gd in Jul.
Mistiness (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Bumped start, close up, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Taxmeifyoucan (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Aug.