Shamooda looked very progressive before a moderate run at the Curragh in June and she should get back on track in a tricky contest in which ZALANGA is given the nod. Mick Halford's filly had subsequent winner Civil War behind when scoring over the C&D in August and looks the type to have a good winter on the all-weather. Katevan, a winner on her debut here last September, showed that she still has potential in a decent handicap at Gowran last month and first-time blinkers may aid the cause while King Of Aran has returned to action after a long break in fine form and battled to victory at the Curragh last month. Prince Of Fire has been in cracking form over hurdles and likes this track so he looks a big threat along with Buy Back Bob, who has been competing with credit in better class handicaps.
Buy Back Bob (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Settled in mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in straight and ridden in 4th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Diplomat (8-10) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp hvy in Aug.
Prince Of Fire (GER) 11-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, dropped behind from over 2f out, 15th of 18, 35l behind Sharestan (9-4) at Curragh 1m Extended Handicap (4yo+) in Mar.
King Of Aran (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway on outer in straight, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, kept on under pressure to lead final strides, won at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) in Sep beating Double Double (11-8) by hd, 18 ran.
Prospectorous (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, no impression from 4f out, 10th of 14, 7l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Comedic Art (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, kept on one paced, 5th of 14, 3l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Sinntani (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, 7th 2f out, no extra, 7th of 13, 29l behind One Cool Shabra (8-4) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp hvy in Sep.
Zalanga (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway into 6th under 2f out, led 1f out, driven out and kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Aug beating Civil War (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
If Per Chance (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Broke well, settled in 3rd, 2nd and ridden approaching straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 10l behind Shifting (9-4) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
Katevan (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along in 4th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 7l behind Along Came Casey (9-8) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gs in Sep.
Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, no threat in straight, 12th of 14, 13l behind Back Burner (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp sft in Jul.
Jessie Jane (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, closer in 4th from 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 11, 8l behind Seventh Sign (9-3) at Killarney 1m 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Shamooda (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 4f out, no impression over 3f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 13l behind Shamiran (9-6) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks sft in Jun.
Rising Euro (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Towards rear on near side, ridden 2f out and no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Dream Applause (11-4) at Laytown 7f amt stk in Sep.
Adatara (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 4f out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Knockcroghery (9-13) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.