CAPTAIN MAY finished runner-up to Parramatta in this a year ago and has had just three subsequent runs. He looked on the way back to form at Tipperary last time and can go one better this year. Flying Light has shown ability at Dundalk but this looks too short as is does for King Of Oriel, who has been hurdling this summer. Gun Shoot is another whose best form has been over further while That's Plenty, though having some decent form at the trip, has had enough chances and hasn't run since Dubai in March.
Captain May (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and challenged under 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, lost 3rd last strides, 4th of 16, 2l behind Mamma Rosa (9-5) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Flying Light (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 11, well behind Treasure The Ridge (10-0) at Galway 1m 4f stks hvy in Aug.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, headway entering straight and went 2nd under 2f out, no impression on winner 1f out and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Polished Rock (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Aug.
Merry Mast (USA) 33-1 (9-10) Prominent and disputed lead, headed halfway and soon ridden, dropped to 4th over 1f out and no extra, 4th of 6, 5l behind Dorothy Parker (8-11) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Mollys Captain (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, kept on from 2f out, 9th of 15, 29l behind Glam Gerry (9-7) at Navan 2m mdn stks in Oct.
Pure Skill (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear early, mid-division after 4f, wide bend halfway and soon rear, weakened and completely tailed off, last of 11, well behind Gambling Girl (10-9) at Bellewstown 2m 1f N H flat gd in Aug.
That's Plenty (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) 6th of 16, 11l behind Journalistic (9-4) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f mdn stks in Mar.
Atiya (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind Lily's Star (9-7) at Naas 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Gun Shoot (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders and 2nd halfway, led 2f out and soon ridden along, strongly pressed and headed 150 yards out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Table Forty Six (9-1) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Lost Book (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Soon well off pace towards rear, hampered 2nd, never a factor, kept on from 3 out, 7th of 16, well behind The Black Russian (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Beuno Cailin (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Prominent early, 7th halfway, no impression from under 2f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Swift Action (9-0) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gd in Aug.