VECTOR FORCE was a 25/1 chance when making his debut over 7f at Roscommon but was only just denied and with the longer trip in his favour he can go one better. Zarib needed his debut run at Leopardstown and did much better over tonight's track and trip at the end of September so should make further progress and get involved. The Scourge ran very well at Leopardstown last week and is another likely to improve while both Bribe The Bouncer and Mansuri did enough on their debuts to be respected.
Bribe The Bouncer (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear on outer, niggled along when short of room and switched to wide outside from 2f out, kept on well under pressure without threatening final furlong, 5th of 14, 8l behind All Set To Go (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Brog Deas Nua (USA) English Channel gelding out of Antahkarana.
Finn River (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, last of 9, 21l behind Masai (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
Hardstone (USA) Birdstone colt out of Songerie.
Kodiac's Back (IRE) Kodiac gelding out of Baraloti.
Mansuri 14-1 (9-2) Waited with towards rear, brought towards outer to chase leaders under 2f out, moderate 5th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 7l behind Aussie Valentine (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Method In Madness 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Pit Stop (9-2) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Oighear Dubh (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 9th halfway, pushed along entering straight and soon no extra, 8th of 10, 20l behind Adelaide (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks sft in Oct.
The Scourge (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, headway entering straight and ridden to go 3rd under 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1l behind Blue Hussar (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft.
Vector Force (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders in 5th, challenged under pressure from over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, not quite get there, just failed, 2nd of 15, hd behind Intensical (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Zarib (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and progress entering straight, 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Red Rocks Point (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Pretty Angel (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, keen hold early, pushed along in moderate 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 19l behind Cristal Fashion (8-11) at Navan 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks sft in Oct.