Dark Skies has a shout as this looks easier than her recent tasks at the Curragh. Aru Cha Cha has been threatening to get his head in front in a couple of recent handicaps while Fix It returns from a lay-off and may get involved. MAIN STRAITS hasn't raced since July but finished behind a couple of subsequent winners when fourth at Killarney and Tommy Stack's charge may well have improved during the interim. He gets the nod with Crafty Codger and and Caso Do Lago looking best of the rest.
Dark Skies (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Terrific (9-4) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll gd in Aug.
Main Straits 7-1 (8-12) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th 3f out, no impression in 6th 2f out, kept on final furlong to share 4th on line, 4th of 10, 3l behind Greeneyed Monster (9-3) at Killarney 1m 2yo aut gf in Jul.
Panama Hat 40-1 (9-5) Pushed along early and soon disputed lead, ridden entering straight, headed 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 7th of 15, 8l behind Mandatario (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Butterfly Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear early, progress halfway, 5th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 10l behind Chroussa (9-0) at Listowel 6f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.
Beauty's Forte (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along in 4th halfway, ridden and no extra in 5th 2 1/2f out, weakened straight, 8th of 9, 33l behind Shining Emerald (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Fix It (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders on inner, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Pixie Hollow (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut gd in Aug.
Aru Cha Cha 9-4 (9-2) Attempted to make all, a little keen early, strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Hilltown Gal (9-2) at Tipperary 5f 2yo hcp gd in Sep.
Crafty Codger (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Odisseia (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo hcp gd in Sep.
Casino Girl 10-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 8th before straight, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 21l behind Chroussa (9-0) at Listowel 6f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.
Caso Do Lago (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Broke well and tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no impression over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to nearly snatch 2nd, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Royal Focus (9-0) at Down Royal 7f 2yo clm gf in Sep.
Cilicia (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Soon raced last of the 5, niggled along before halfway, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, last of 5, 6l behind Candy Apples (9-2) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo hcp gd in Aug.
Greanta (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders on near side, 8th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 14l behind Diamond Stilettos (8-11) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Divine Princess (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Prominent, under pressure in 4th under 2f out, lost place and no extra from 1f out, last of 10, 9l behind Hilltown Gal (9-2) at Tipperary 5f 2yo hcp gd in Sep.
Moss Nation 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 12th of 13, 19l behind Heart Focus (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn in May.
Mrs Ding A Ling (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Dwelt, towards rear, still last 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Hilltown Gal (9-2) at Tipperary 5f 2yo hcp gd in Sep.