Heavy ground most certainly suited Talitha Kum when she trounced a field of maidens over this trip at Listowel and though having a bit to find the going gives her a chance. VIZTORIA raced on similar ground on her debut at Naas in July and could hardly have been more impressive, scoring by over 7l. A couple of subsequent winners came out of the race and she's taken to improve and land this nice prize. Boston Rocker is a genuine Listed class performer on this sort of ground and it will be a surprise if he isn't involved in the finish though Snow Queen looks more of a threat as she ploughed through the mud to score over 7f here before finding the Moyglare much too tough. Tennessee Wildcat wasn't beaten far in a Group 3 over the C&D last time but may find the ground too testing.
Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, not clear run 1 1/2f out, 5th 1f out, ran on well, 4th of 11, 3l behind Leitir Mor (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1).
Very Elusive (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 1 1/2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol beating Leitir Mor (9-5) by 1l, 13 ran.
Awakened Spirit (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Soon led, travelling best from 2f out, asserted from over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp sft in Aug beating Sherzam (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Boston Rocker (IRE) 7-4fav (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Garswood (9-3) at Ayr 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) hvy.
Snow Queen (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Veered right leaving stalls and slowly away, in touch befoee halfway, weakened from over 2f out, eased, 12th of 13, 20l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1).
Talitha Kum (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Soon led, went on from 2f out, soon clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Listowel 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy beating Tobann (9-0) by 10l, 6 ran.
Viztoria (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always prominent, 2nd from before halfway, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly, impressive, won at Naas 6f 2yo stks hvy in Jul beating Mrs Bean (8-7) by 8l, 12 ran.