Papabili was the stable second string when a good fourth behind High Net Worth here last week and a big run from the winner in the previous race will aid his cause. He should take care of stablemate Our Max but Kentucky Woman has run twice at the Curragh and not been disgraced on either occasion so should get into the shake-up. SHES NO JOKE has been threatening to win all year and has a very good run on this track to her credit though she's yet to race beyond 1m1f and this is a big step-up. In the absence of creditable alternatives she looks the one to be on.
High Bay (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, never a factor, 16th of 21, well behind Apache Stronghold (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Maya Quest (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Some Tikket (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Mar, 10 ran.
Shaiyzar (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, moderate 6th and no impression from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 26l behind Devils Bride (12-0) at Roscommon 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Bunty Lawless (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, 7th after 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 40l behind Vinniespride (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Daddy's Secret (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride and always behind, never a factor, 11th of 12, 26l behind High Net Worth (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Gaelic Twist (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Always towards rear well off pace, never a factor, no threat in straight, 11th of 15, 19l behind Dame Lucy (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd in Oct.
Midsomer Mist (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Led, joined over 4f out, headed before straight, lost place from over 2f out, soon no extra, 11th of 14, 18l behind Banker Burke (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Our Max 13-2 (9-2) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind High Net Worth (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Papabili (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind High Net Worth (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol.
Kentucky Woman (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division well off pace, some headway early straight and went 6th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 15, 6l behind Dame Lucy (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd in Oct.
Shes No Joke (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, headway entering straight and ridden to dispute 2f out, led briefly 1f out, headed under pressure over 100 yards out and no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Al Murqab (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 1f mdn stks sft.
Tobair An Sheeda (IRE) Bachelor Duke filly out of Kiltubber.