19:50 Leopardstown Thu 16 August 2018
Hasn't won for some time but only narrowly denied here last time and very well-handicapped on old form. Leading player.
Won on AW this winter and has generally been running well in defeat this campaign, including when fifth of 20 here last time. Vulnerable for win purposes from above his highest winning mark but capable of making the frame.
Won at Dundalk towards the end of last year and something of a specialist on that surface, having landed six of her seven races on Polytrack. Not disgraced here last time and can run well again at a likely each-way price.
Only found one too good at the Galway Festival last time out and a return to a faster surface should suit here. Latest win came over C&D and can't be ruled out.
Still a maiden after 12 starts and while he's run some fair races in defeat in his short career, most of them came at the start of the campaign and others arrive in better form. Poor draw to work with.
Won a handicap on AW in January but his form either side of that run has been nothing special. Needs more in first-time cheekpieces here.
Ran well last time out at Galway but the ground that day was soft and he's run all his better races with cut in the ground including his two turf victories. Hard to fancy in contrasting conditions here.
Hasn't won since landing a handicap on his fourth start and showed very little on debut for this yard at Galway last time. Others preferred.
Landed a claimer earlier in the campaign but has found life tougher back in handicap company since. Place claims at best off this sort of mark one would imagine.
Still a maiden after 13 starts and only placed effort came in maiden company. Running okay without threatening the judge at all and he would probably prefer some cut in the ground.
Expensive purchase who showed some ability on debut here last year but disappointing on his next couple of starts. Opposable on return from a significant absence. Makes handicap debut.
Losing run is starting to mount up but he's generally a consistent sort and he's edging back towards his last winning mark. Place claims.
Useful AW performer whose better efforts on turf have come with cut in the ground. Booking of Keane is certainly eye-catching but fairly well beaten on each of his recent starts.
Yet to win in nine starts and sole placed effort came on AW. Well beaten at Galway when last seen and needs first-time blinkers to produce a career best here.
Showed some promise on AW at the start of the year but he hadn't beaten a rival home in two turf starts before a promising run here last time out. Needs to build on that.
Unplaced on each of her six starts and shown very little in two runs for this outfit. Wears first-time blinkers.
Yet to place in any of her 11 starts (five over hurdles) and only minor promise at Naas last time out. Others preferred.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Denis HoganJ: L F Roche|
Coreczka (6/1), Serefeli (13/2), Dance Alone (13/2), Global Pass (7/1), Avalanche (10/1), Queluz (10/1), High Altitude (12/1), Korbous (12/1), Cyrus Dallin (12/1), Palace Guard (12/1), Impactful (14/1), Natty Dresser (16/1), Guanabara Bay (16/1), Dance Emperor (20/1), Settle For Red (20/1), Saint Irini (33/1), Fenagh (50/1)
- Dance Alone
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