Gordon Elliott tries blinkers on Caracal, who has failed to score in 11 starts but ran quite well at Ludlow last time, though French bumper winner Toner D'Oudairies may have a better chance for the yard despite a moderate debut over timber. Ember Jack has run well enough in both starts to suggest he should be winning a maiden soon but PEAKS OF FIRE made a very promising start over hurdles behind Silas Mariner in what looked a strong race at Cork and may be good enough for this. Total Reality looks a threat as his close second to Fearless Falcon at Thurles was a very good effort and a big improvement on his opening run.
Apache Drums (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, some headway from halfway, 11th 3 out, kept on one pace from before last without threatening, 7th of 19, 9l behind Days Ahead (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m juv hdl in Oct.
Caracal 4-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, disputing 3rd when left 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 12l behind Akula (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
City Line (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Led and disputed, headed after 2f, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, soon weakened and tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Asiya (9-4) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Aug (flat).
Ember Jack (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) In touch, 6th halfway, improved into close 3rd after 2 out, led entering straight, headed when pecked badly last, no extra, 4th of 17, 7l behind Accidental Outlaw (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Flameoftheforest (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden in 8th entering straight, no impression, 10th of 12, 19l behind Rare Symphony (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 60-95 3yo in Sep (flat).
King Of Aran (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Mid-division, 5th 3 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression, 6th of 11, 10l behind Days Ahead (10-12) at Galway 2m 3yo mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Luck Pennie (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Always behind, 10th of 14, 48l behind Silas Mariner (10-7) at Cork 2m juv hdl hvy in Oct.
Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, close 3rd entering straight, soon ridden, kept on same pace in 2nd from 2 out, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Silas Mariner (10-7) at Cork 2m juv hdl hvy in Oct.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and some progress under 3f out, 11th 1 1/2f out, kept on, 8th of 22, 3 1/2l behind Leah Claire (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 55-80 gf in Oct (flat).
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Mid-division, moderate 8th and no impression from 3 out, jumped left 2 out, 7th of 18, 35l behind Fearless Falcon (10-7) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Total Reality (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Soon prominent, 2nd and challenged 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Fearless Falcon (10-7) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Toyshop (FR) Evensfav (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, left in front after 4th, ridden and strongly pressed 2 out, headed before last, weakened run-in, 4th of 11, 9l behind Days Ahead (10-12) at Galway 2m 3yo mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Cyrus (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 5th 4f out, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 13, 11l behind Word For Word (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep (flat).
Ebony Cat (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Held up, 8th 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra, 5th of 11, 10l behind Days Ahead (10-12) at Galway 2m 3yo mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Fox's Field (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, 38l behind Syann (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll mdn stks gf in Aug (flat).
Lisagore Lady (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Mid-division best, kept on one pace without threatening, 8th of 15, 18l behind One For Joules (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Lyle Lady (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 8th of 14, 25l behind Silas Mariner (10-7) at Cork 2m juv hdl hvy in Oct.
Push Me (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Prominent, led 3rd, headed 4 out, disputed again after 3 out, headed approaching next where dropped to 5th, no extra, 7th of 15, 15l behind One For Joules (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Sep.
Sughera (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Never a factor, not fluent jumping, 13th of 17, 49l behind Accidental Outlaw (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Tinas Exhibition (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden along in 4th when jumped left 2 out, no impression approaching last, kept on one pace, 5th of 19, 7l behind Days Ahead (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m juv hdl in Oct.
Princess Soricha (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Reared up and unseated rider before start, raced in mid-division, 9th halfway, moderate 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 10l behind Ancient Kingdom (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn gd in Oct (flat).
Royal Scout (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away and towards rear, some headway into 11th on outer entering straight, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 6th of 18, 11l behind Don Carlos (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn in Oct '09 (flat).
Narima (GER) (9-2) 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Charming Eyes (9-2) at Maisons-laffitte(FR) 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in Sep (flat).