Connections of Almadaa won't be pleased with a 6lb rise for being beaten a short-head by Grey Danube over the C&D last month and the five-year-old is now on his highest mark on his 40th start. Topadee has never raced over the minimum trip but he's showed very good pace in the past and is well drawn. Bonnie Acclamation is another who does his running over further but Calm Bay and Copper Dock fought out a finish over the C&D in July and there should be little between them. CANDLEHILL GIRL has only raced three times on the surface but has steadily improved. She didn't seem at home on soft ground last time and her two previous efforts on this track point to her chance this time.
Copper Dock (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 10th of 13, 6l behind Cape Of Approval (9-5) at Curragh 5f hcp in Sep.
Bonnie Acclamation (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra and weakened, 6th of 7, 37l behind Fit The Cove (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
Calm Bay (IRE) 9-1 (10-3) Prominent on outer, close 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 14, 5l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Olfa 14-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, last of 11, 20l behind Hurricane Twister (7-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp.
Almadaa 16-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, narrowly headed final 100 yards, kept on, just held, 2nd of 14, shd behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Topadee (IRE) 12-1 (7-13) Towards rear, some headway on outer into 11th 2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 6l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.
Candlehill Girl (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) Chased leaders on far rail, 5th and ridden over 2f out, no impression, one pace, 5th of 11, 3l behind Regal Power (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks.
Gush (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outer, 7th halfway, 5th and effort under 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 11, 7l behind Regal Power (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks.
Feathers and Bows (USA) 4-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, not clear run from 2f out, switched and no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Via Ballycroy (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Tubbertown King (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no extra from 2f out, 12th of 13, 10l behind Exhortation (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in May.
Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Prominent and disputed, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no extra, 13th of 14, 10l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Pierre D'or (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, some late headway final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Dixiedoodledandy (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 13th of 14, 32l behind Srucahan (8-12) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy.
Like Magic (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression, 12th of 16, 7l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Liberty Green (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along in 6th halfway, kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 14, 5l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Big Typhoon (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th halfway, soon no extra and weakened, last of 12, 13l behind Timeless Call (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.