AMOUR FOU was attempting to concede La Canaada 20lb when runner-up over 5f at Navan last week and though this is a much better class event she's in very good form and can go one better. Wave is the fly in the ointment as she is having her first start since winning at Dundalk almost a year ago. Joe Eile was beaten under a length by today's rival Kateeva here in August but has done better of the pair subsequently and was in front of Stones Peak when they occupied the places behind Bubbly Bellini here last month. Kanes Pass has been going well on heavy ground without quite getting there and is 11lb higher than when last successful.
Joe Eile (IRE) 10-3fav (9-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, travelled well into 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.
Oor Jock (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind An Saighdiur (9-2) at Tipperary 5f hcp 60-100 hvy in Aug.
Invincible Ridge (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and no impression straight, 8th of 13, 7l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Stones Peak (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 9th over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.
Allegra Tak (ITY) 16-1 (8-10) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 5l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.
Angel Bright (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 11l behind Rominintheglomin (9-9) at Listowel 7f 3yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Wave (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Led and disputed, led 2f out, ridden and challenged 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct '11 beating Hongkong Dancer (9-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Srucahan (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, moderate 6th halfway, ridden into 4th under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 11, 15l behind Hurricane Twister (8-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 60-100 hvy.
Kanes Pass (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Waited with, soon mid-division, closer in 5th into straight, challenged in 2nd 1 1/2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, headed near line, 2nd of 13, shd behind Jappeli (8-8) at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Kateeva (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Close up, 2nd halfway, led 2 1/2f out, headed when edged left 1 1/2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 10th of 12, 12l behind Katla (9-1) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) hvy.
Abrivado (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 8th halfway, weakened entering straight, last of 18, 38l behind Love Is The Key (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn stks hvy in Sep.
Edenshaw (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 11, 15l behind Hurricane Twister (7-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp.
Amour Fou (IRE) 9-2fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, 5th 2f out, 3rd and progress 1f out, stayed on without troubling winner, 2nd of 15, 4l behind La Canaada (8-6) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Dixiedoodledandy (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Dwelt a little, soon chased leaders, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, stayed on well without threatening inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Battleroftheboyne (9-13) at Curragh 5f hcp sft in Aug.