Flying Scotsman has already won twice this week, scoring easily over 1m4f at Galway on Monday and following up over an extended 1m1f the following day. He has a 12lb penalty to carry but will be difficult to beat. Hisnameis Mrdevitt is also on a hat-trick after handicap victories over a mile at Limerick and Gowran. He carried a huge weight on testing ground last time and stepping up in trip shouldn't pose a problem. Avarice was beaten a long way on heavy ground at Roscommon and is better judged on a staying-on second over a mile at Gowran earlier. SIDESHIFT had shown glimpses of ability before putting it all together at Dundalk. He's up 8lb but there looks more in the locker and he can complete a double.
Kerandi (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Waited with, 6th approaching halfway, pushed along into straight, no impression and edged left over 1 1/2f out, weakened, last of 9, 22l behind Protagonist (9-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp gd in Jun.
Avarice (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along straight, soon no impression, kept on without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 12l behind Bolivar (9-7) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn hvy in Jul.
Numberoneson (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led briefly early, tracked leaders, pushed along from 2f out, soon lost position and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 11 1/4l behind Protagonist (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp Yielding in Jun.
Bella Brazil (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, progress 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Elizabethofaragon (8-6) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp fll Yielding in Jul.
Hisnameis Mrdevitt (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Held up towards rear, 9th entering straight, ridden and switched left to stand's side over 1f out, 4th 1f out, kept on under pressure to lead 100 yards out, stayed on well, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft in Jul beating Ya Ya Baby (9-12) by 1l, 15 ran.
Easca Peasca (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Disputed lead early, tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 10th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Aerclub (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Nov.
Sideshift (FR) 15-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, 11th over 3f out, switched left and headway 2f out, ridden and closed over 1f out, strongly challenged leader under 1f out, led and edged left final 150 yards, driven out, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jul beating Rockview Roman (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Flying Scotsman (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, disputed 1f out, kept on well to edge ahead close home, won at Galway 1m 1f hcp Yielding in Jul beating In From The Cold (9-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.