GITANE DU BERLAIS was placed twice in competitive events in Ireland after arriving from France. She has a penalty courtesy of a victory at Auteuil but can give the weight to Mystery Drama and Poetic Verse, who were separated by less than a length at Leicester but were clear of third Maypole Lass. Aminah failed to win on the Flat and was well behind Mystery Drama on the Fibresand in October.
Gitane Du Berlais (FR) 4-7fav (10-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistakes 3 out and 2 out, ridden after 2 out, no impression in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Guitar Pete (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 3yo hdl in Nov.
Aminah 4-1fav (9-7) Prominent, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 19l behind Mystery Drama (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Oct (flat).
Maypole Lass 6-1 (10-8) Chased leader, challenged 2 out, soon led, headed last, weakened flat, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Mystery Drama (10-8) at Leicester 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Mystery Drama 7-4fav (10-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, headway approaching 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Leicester 2m (4) gs in Nov beating Poetic Verse (10-8) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Poetic Verse 9-4 (10-8) Mid-division on outside, took keen hold, headway approaching 2 out, challenged before last, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Mystery Drama (10-8) at Leicester 2m (4) gs in Nov.