The handicapper has raised MAUNSELLS DUKE a massive 12lb for last week's easy victory at Galway so the fact that he's running here with a 5lb penalty and his young rider claims 2lb suggests he's very well in at the weights and a quick follow-up looks on the cards. No Trimmings is running very well and battled on to score over the C&D last time while Curl Cat is also in good form and wasn't far behind Beauty Express at Wexford. Lord Kenmare has never won on turf after 21 starts and is rated 15lb higher on the all-weather. A couple of good efforts recently here and at Leopardstown suggest he should be scoring soon and he looks the main threat as the handicapper may have caught up with An Mhi.
Spirit of Xaar (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 13, 5l behind Bible Belt (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
Star Links (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Maal (10-0) at Bellewstown 1m clm stks gf in Jul.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra, last of 9, 16l behind Dodging Bullets (8-11) at Galway 1m hcp 60-95 3yo gd in Jul.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 6-1 (8-7) Mid-division early, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Joe Eile (7-11) at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.
Kalacan (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 6th, progress entering straight, 3rd and challenged 2f out, disputed lead briefly 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Solo Performer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-90 pol in Nov.
Curl Cat (USA) 7-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway on outer 2f out, soon challenged, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Beauty Express (9-9) at Wexford 1m stks gd in Jul.
Eur Elusive (IRE) 9-2fav (9-13) Chased leaders, closer in 4th over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind One Of Three (9-5) at Limerick 7f stks gd in Jun.
Maunsells Duke (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Towards rear, headway under 3f out, ridden into 6th 2f out, 3rd entering straight, stayed on to lead 1f out, kept on strongly to go clear final furlong, won at Galway 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul beating Hot Sand (10-0) by 3l, 17 ran.
Webcast (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, weakened after halfway, last of 23, 31l behind Port Elizabeth (8-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo hcp 50-75 in Oct.
Fabbiaano (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders early, 10th halfway, weakened 3f out, 16th of 17, 48l behind Future Generation (9-4) at Curragh 1m 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in May.
Lord Rathvinden (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Towards rear, last and no impression under pressure from over 2f out, last of 8, 13l behind Aragorn Icon (8-13) at Killarney 1m hcp 50-80 gd in Jul.
An Mhi (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Always prominent, 2nd entering straight, soon led, strongly pressed and headed early final furlong, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 5l behind Adam's Return (9-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 sft in Jul.
No Trimmings (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Naas 1m app hcp 47-60 gd in Jul beating Naked Cowboy (9-4) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Gagnant (IRE) 4-1fav (10-0) Soon mid-division, 9th approaching straight, soon no impression, clinically abnormal post race, 14th of 15, 13l behind An Mhi (9-8) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Jul.
Ultra Cool (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden into 5th over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sean Og Coulston (9-5) at Tipperary 7f hcp in Jul.