SUMMER ISLES had never reached a place in 13 starts, including five on Polytrack, before a comfortable victory at Bellewstown. Whether that was a fluke or not we'll find out but a repeat performance would see her very difficult to beat. Big Bad Lily invariably runs well without quite managing to get there but she's been given a chance by the assessor and looks a threat. Under Review hasn't run over a trip this short for over two years but Better Value, another who takes a big drop in trip, showed her first worthwhile form when dropped to 6f at Naas last time.
Summer Isles 12-1 (8-9) Soon led, travelling best 2f out, soon pushed clear, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug beating Fleet Captain (9-10) by 3l, 11 ran.
Big Bad Lily (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 4th halfway and soon pushed along, no impression and dropped to 5th final 100 yards, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Ucanchoose (9-6) at Tipperary 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Indigo Iris (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, ridden in 5th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Cork 6f app hcp 50-75 gd in Aug.
La Canaada (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 8l behind Lily's Star (9-7) at Naas 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Under Review (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Slowly away and in rear, ridden in 7th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without reaching leaders, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Cork 6f app hcp 50-75 gd in Aug.
Rock On Coco (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Prominent, keen hold early, 5th and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Jembatt (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd.
Better Value (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 10th 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 20, 5l behind Penny Serenade (8-9) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Catalpa (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 10l behind Ashton Rose (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep '11.
Denbigh Raur (IRE) 22-1 (7-11) Mid-division in centre, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 17th of 18, 8l behind Majestic Timeline (9-5) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.