SHALAMAN wasn't winning out of turn here last week but has a 6lb rise to contend with. Leigh Roche' claim takes care of half of that and his mount can go in again. Equation Of Time also won here last time though that was over a mile and he's never been as far as this, but Paene Magnus scored on this card a year ago and ran a superb race under a huge weight behind Campanology at the Curragh on Sunday. Victory Song has his first start on the surface and didn't handle heavy ground at Listowel so is better judged on his earlier maiden victory at the Curragh.
Paene Magnus (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden and strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, joined for 2nd on line, 2nd of 22, 1/2l behind Campanology (10-0) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Sep.
Bob Le Beau (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden in 5th entering straight and no impression from 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 20, 12l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-2) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in May.
Honourable Emperor (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden along entering straight, no impression on leaders from 2f out, 4th of 6, 5l behind Afonso De Sousa (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo stks pol in Sep.
Won Diamond 4-1fav (9-12) Mid-division, ridden along 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 7l behind Barack (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Chased leader in 2nd at fast pace, ridden 3f out, soon weakened quickly, eased 2f out, last of 15, 33l behind Barack (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd in Sep.
Cardinal Palace (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair until 5f out, stayed chasing leading trio, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 10, 8l behind Royal Skies (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Victory Song (IRE) 3-1fav (9-10) Mid-division, pushed along in 8th 5f out, ridden and no impression 4f out, eased entering straight, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Sho Girl (9-0) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
General Brook (IRE) 5-2fav (9-12) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, 4th 2f out, weakened, 5th of 7, 8l behind Rain God (10-1) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Shalaman (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Rear of mid-division on outer, 10th on outer 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden in 5th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep beating Fairylike (9-10) by nk, 14 ran.
Equation Of Time 16-1 (9-10) Soon tracked leaders, 4th before straight, led from under 2f out, ridden clear from over 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Khelino (9-4) by 6l, 13 ran.
Protestant (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, dropped to 11th 3f out, soon no impression, 11th of 12, 19l behind Castle Guest (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 1f stks 0-85 gd in Sep.