Backdrop made a bright start behind the useful Exogenesis at Leopardstown then got bogged down in the Galway mud next time. Cultured Lady was unfancied on her debut but stayed on nicely over that 6f and this extra furlong will suit. INTENSE DEBATE makes a quick reappearance after her fine effort behind My Titania in a Group 3 at the Curragh on Sunday and, with improvement virtually guaranteed, this should prove within her capabilities. Trikala has had plenty of chances and hasn't progressed quite as well as expected but there may be more to come from Alafzara, who didn't handle the heavy ground at Listowel last time.
Alafzara (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to 2nd 3f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead under 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Lanyard (9-0) at Listowel 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks hvy in Sep.
Alanna Bheag (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, 18th of 19, 19l behind Guerre (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Backdrop (USA) 9-10fav (9-0) Led racing keenly, headed entering straight and soon no chance with easy winner, dropped to moderate 4th and no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 11l behind Hidden Oasis (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Aug.
Beatify (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Bit upset in stalls and dwelt, chased leaders in 6th halfway, slightly checked 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 9l behind Danehill Brook (9-5) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gf in Sep.
Cultured Lady (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inner in 4th, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong to nearly snatch 3rd on line, 4th of 6, 9l behind Vallado (9-0) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo fll mdn gd in Aug.
Hazledoc (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 14l behind Lanyard (9-0) at Listowel 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks hvy in Sep.
Intense Debate (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, moderate 6th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind My Titania (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Komitoe (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, dropped to 13th before straight, kept on without threatening on outer final furlong, 8th of 14, 18l behind Chroussa (9-0) at Listowel 6f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.
Miss Mousey (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Quickly into stride from wide draw and disputed lead, ridden and dropped to 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Celtic Man (9-5) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Phoenix County Phoenix Reach filly out of Toy Girl.
Share A Secret 33-1 (8-11) Dwelt a bit, towards rear, raced towards outer straight, 9th and no impression from 2f out, 11th of 12, 18l behind Persian Caliph (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Trikala (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th and slightly hampered entering straight, switced inside, kept on same pace, just held for 3rd, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Colour Blue (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn fll aut gd in Sep.
Tuilelaith (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd and hung left entering straight, no impression leaders final furlong, drifted left and just held 3rd, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Colour Blue (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn fll aut gd in Sep.
Zanka (IRE) Ad Valorem filly out of Makishma.