GO FOR GOAL showed the benefit of his opening run when making all over this trip on soft ground at Cork and looks the type to make good progress this season, starting with this. Pearl Earing impressed when making all on soft ground at Sligo and makes her handicap debut on a reasonable mark. Master Of Time has improved rapidly on Polytrack this year though he's shot up the ratings as a consequence. Calorie showed enough last season to suggest she can get on the scoreboard soon but Intensical didn't quite produce the goods on testing going after a good-ground victory at Roscommon. Fly To The Moon's only victory came on fast going here in July while Pixie Hollow followed a victory in a moderate event at Sligo with a disappointing run when strongly fancied in a Sales race here in August.
Go For Goal (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden under 2f out, asserted over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Cork 7f 2yo mdn in Oct beating John Constable (9-5) by 2l, 12 ran.
Intensical (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, no impression on leaders from 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Craftsman (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Calorie 6-1 (9-0) Disputed early, soon chased leaders and keen hold, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Tarfasha (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn in Jul.
Pearl Earing (IRE) 4-5fav (8-8) Soon led, travelling best from over 2f out, soon asserted and stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Sligo 7f 2yo aut sft in Aug beating Victory Rich (8-13) by 7l, 5 ran.
Pixie Hollow (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden from halfway, weakened from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 17, 13l behind Vallado (8-10) at Curragh 6f 2yo aut gd in Aug.
Fly To The Moon (IRE) 5-4fav (9-8) Chased leaders in 3rd on outer, ridden under 2f out, disputed 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd at line, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Lady Ultra (8-4) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp gd in Sep.
Master Of Time (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Fly leapt leaving stalls, soon led, headed before halfway, led again entering straight, ridden 1 1/2f out and kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb beating Political Policy (8-10) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Princess Aloof (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 12l behind Avenue Gabriel (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Sophie's World (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, 4th and ridden 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Princess Pearlita (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Nov.
Third Dimension 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, 7th 2f out, weakened, 9th of 11, 13l behind Red Rocks Point (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Lady Clitico (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, under pressure in 6th entering straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 5l behind Colour Blue (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn fll aut gd in Sep.