The veteran Desert Ben has raced over 5f and a mile on his last two starts and was staying on strongly over the minimum at Dundalk last time. He should be thereabouts but doesn't win very often and though Erins Gal appears to have a good opportunity to lose her maiden tag as Bill Farrell's filly should appreciate the faster ground here after being caught in the closing stages in soft conditions at the Curragh last time, she is held by BANGALORE DIAMOND on earlier running. The latter finished just in front of her when a close third behind Ucanchoose over this C&D when having only his fifth start and is progressing enough to take this. Pat Smullen has been in fantastic form at Galway and his mount here, Daisy Mountain, ran her best race to date over this C&D in June.
Hello Man (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 17th of 27, 13l behind Queenie Keen (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Under Review (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 5l behind Ucanchoose (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-75 in Jul.
Desert Ben (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, headway on outer to challenge inside final furlong, every chance and kepton under pressure, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Liberty Island (9-0) at Dundalk 5f hcp 50-80 pol in Jul.
Erins Gal (IRE) 6-1fav (8-4) Mid-division early, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, headed last 50 yards, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Lake George (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 in Jul.
Sable (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders in centre to over 2f out, driven along and weakened, 11th of 14, 8l behind White Daffodil (8-10) at Cork 6f app hcp 3yo gd in Oct.
Atiya (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) In rear, rapid headway racing keenly to lead after 3f, strongly pressed and headed entering straight, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 21l behind Intyre Trail (8-9) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Cinarosa (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Close up, almost on terms over 3f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 12th of 13, 12l behind Six Silver Lane (9-6) at Wexford 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Stones Peak (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Chased clear leader, 5th halfway, no impression in 6th from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 5l behind Ucanchoose (9-4) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Majestic Pearl (IRE) 18-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway, no extra from under 2f out, 11th of 14, 25l behind Cool Athlete (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Jul.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased clear leader, 3rd halfway, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 19, 2 3/4l behind Ucanchoose (9-4) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Rose Garnet (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and some headway early straight, 4th well over 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, 4th of 9, 7l behind McMonagle (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jul.
Withnail (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2f out, kept on into 6th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 17, 8l behind Lake George (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 in Jul.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Never a factor, 12th of 15, 8l behind Mt Weather (9-6) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, closed to challenge 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 16, 9l behind Acushladear (8-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Mary Mac (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 10, 11l behind Oh What A Kitten (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Blue Law (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Raced alone on far side, never a factor, 16th of 19, 24l behind Ucanchoose (9-4) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Catalpa (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Disputed lead, led from halfway, headed and no extra from 2f out, 15th of 16, 29l behind Acushladear (8-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 in Jul.
Eurosmart Lady (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Prominent in centre of course, 2nd halfway, no impression on clear leader from 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Ucanchoose (9-4) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Mo Saoirse (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Uneasy in stalls, chased leaders, no extra from over 1f out, 13th of 14, 15l behind Ucanchoose (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-75 in Jul.
Matter Of Gold (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, no extra from under 2f out, last of 14, 34l behind Ucanchoose (8-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-75 in Jul.
Shirley Schmidt (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear, effort when not clear run early straight, soon no extra, 11th of 14, 9l behind Ability N Delivery (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Mujady Star (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, 6th over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, 8th of 13, 10l behind Grace And Beauty (8-12) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in Jul.
Alvar (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, 6th of 9, 12l behind McMonagle (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jul.