1m. 4f. 175yds. 13 Declared.
Molson Coors Beverage Company H'cap of €11,500.00 3-y-o plus
1st - €6,900.00 2nd - €2,300.00 3rd - €1,150.00 4th - €575.00 5th - €345.00 6th - €230.00
FormscanBy John O'Riordan - Donagh O'Connor has built up a hugely successful partnership with FENNOR CROSS, winning four times on the John McConnell-trained gelding. The Wexford man was unavailable when the five-year-old finished third at Galway in July but returns to the saddle here. Only 1lb higher than last time, it would be no surprise to see win number five. Palace Rock has shown significant improvement over hurdles since last running on the flat, so the Francis Casey-trained gelding commands obvious respect. If he is fit enough on this return to action then he should prove a serious threat. Como Park had some very solid maiden form prior to winning in that grade at Leopardstown. While he may lack handicap experience, the O'Brien representative could hold a class advantage.
An extended handicap for three years old and upwards (80 = 10st)Penalties - (after calculation of the handicap) A winner shall carry 7lb extra for each race won.