Elleval has raced exclusively on soft ground and shown up reasonably well so has to be kept on the right side as he makes his debut on the surface. RAPID APPROACH started off over 7f at Leopardstown and dropped back a furlong here last week which didn't suit. He was noted staying on strongly to finish a close fourth behind Zalty and gets the vote over a more suitable trip. Levanto has to be a threat after an eye-catching debut at Leopardstown where she was going on well at the finish over that 7f. She'll have improved for that as will Zainda after her disappointing run when favourite on her debut at Leopardstown in August. St Jean, a half-brother to six winners including Famous Warrior, is a newcomer to keep an eye on.
Capitol Hill (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 2f out, soon headed, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Now Spun (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Elleval (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Took keen hold in rear of mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 11, 7l behind Approval Given (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut in Aug.
Hello Jock (IRE) Heliostatic gelding out of Lady Abigail.
Rapid Approach (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 2f out, kept on final furlong to 4th close home, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Zalty (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.
St Jean (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Oriental Fashion.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 7th 2f out, no extra, 7th of 12, 12l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Conversational (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 7th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 9th of 15, 13l behind Rasmeyaa (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.
Dark Crusader (IRE) Cape Cross filly out of Monty's Girl.
Levanto (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders in 6th, no impression under pressure from 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Rasmeyaa (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.
Merciful Hour (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Led, headed halfway, ridden and weakened straight, 15th of 18, 21l behind Bunairgead (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft.
Nics Montoya (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Nic's Colleen.
Opera Gloves (IRE) Dalakhani filly out of Chan Tong.
Voice Of A Curlew (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade filly out of Zaafran.
Zainda (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) In rear and pushed along early, pushed along on outer straight, no extra, 9th of 15, 8l behind Dont Bother Me (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gs in Aug.
Blazing Storm (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on far side, ridden and no impression from 2f out, one pace, 9th of 12, 18l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Naas 6f 2yo stks hvy in Jul.
Island In The Sun (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, no extra straight, 9th of 18, 12l behind Bunairgead (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft.
Mancinelli 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, well behind Trading Leather (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.