Aussie Valentine attracted a bit of support on his debut at the Curragh and ran a nice race despite missing the break. That form is the best on offer and it will be a surprise if he's not concerned in the finish. But Jim Bolger has won two of the last four and can continue the sequence with the newcomer AMBER GRAIN, a daughter of Hurricane Run and the second foal of a mare who produced a winner over a mile with her first offspring. Kabjoy shaped quite nicely on her introduction at Tipperary though didn't make the expected progress at Killarney but Expensive Taste will have learned from his debut at Gowran and should do better.
Captain Teemo (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out, no extra, 7th of 15, 12l behind Warbird (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Sep.
Mansuri Piccolo gelding out of Antonia's Choice.
Kabjoy (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 17l behind Adelana (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd in Aug.
Aussie Valentine (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Soon chased leaders on inner, 6th over 2f out, got in the clear and kept on without threatening from 1f out, 5th of 13, 8l behind Obliterator (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gd in Sep.
Dixie Highway (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Irish Style.
Expensive Taste (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden along and dropped to 10th 3f out, no impression, 11th of 15, 15l behind Mandatario (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Show Your Face (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) A bit slowly away, always towards rear, moderate 12th approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Craftsman (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
Amber Grain (IRE) Hurricane Run filly out of Star Port.
Botanical Lady (IRE) Moss Vale filly out of Diskretion.