Princess Aloof didn't make her debut until June and scored twice in the summer though looked too high in the weights on her final start. ELEGANT PEACE will be difficult to beat as she produced a battling performance in soft ground at Leopardstown in November and will have conditions in her favour. Ruler Of France went up 5lb for landing a Gowran nursery and couldn't quite cope in a tougher event at Listowel and Focussed ended the campaign with a moderate effort, though won twice on soft ground in August. Fight U For It has been going well on Polytrack while Lady Clitico showed good speed for a long way on her reappearance at the Curragh.
Ruler Of France 6-1 (8-11) Led, joined straight, headed from 1f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 4l behind Mekong River (9-5) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp in Sep.
Focussed (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 11l behind Ubiquitous Mantle (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo hcp sft in Oct.
Princess Aloof (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Fly To The Moon (9-2) at Curragh 7f 3yo ext hcp in Mar.
Elegant Peace (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Broke well and settled back in mid-division, good headway between horses early straight to lead over 1f, strongly pressed inside final furlong and kept on well under pressure, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov beating Balmont Blast (9-1) by nk, 12 ran.
Lady Clitico (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Led, headed 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 4th of 10, 7l behind Fly To The Moon (9-2) at Curragh 7f 3yo ext hcp in Mar.
Fight U For It (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Edged left leaving stalls, prominent and led before halfway, ridden 2f out and headed 1f out, under pressure and no impression inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Fix It (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol in Mar.