Dusty In Memphis didn't have much to beat over the course and distance last week but did it in the style of an improver. Regal Power struggled in handicaps after completing a long-range double at the Curragh in June on his reappearance and the assessor has loosened his grip. NINGALOO REEF is handed the vote as he scored over the trip here last August and showed his liking for the track with a hard-fought victory over a mile last week. Cool Athlete rarely runs over a trip this short nowadays and was on a favourable mark when scoring over a mile in September. Fleet Captain is 8lb higher than his last success on this track a year ago though he hasn't been running badly off his new mark. Lake George has won four times on Turf but hasn't had much all-weather experience though he's now on his lowest mark for a long time. Doc Holliday led for most of the way when scoring over a mile here last month but was fading in the closing stages and will be better suited by this trip. Penny Serenade was on a very lowly mark when she completed a double on Turf in mid-summer but is a progressive filly who can go well again.
Dusty In Memphis (USA) 7-4 (9-0) Made all, raced keenly, asserted early final furlong and kept on well, comfortably, won at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol beating The Visitor (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Regal Power 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 15th of 23, 9l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, challenged from under 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon pressed and stayed on well, won at Dundalk 1m app hcp 50-75 pol beating Toufan Express (9-12) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Burnwynd Boy 3-1fav (9-8) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Lucy Bee (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Waited with towards rear, headway on inner straight, in pursuit of clear leader over 1f out, closed under pressure and led inside final 100yds, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Sterling Cooper (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Fleet Captain 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear, ridden in 15th 3f out, moderate 12th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 16, 3l behind Last Minute Lisa (8-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 10l behind Living The Life (9-0) at Leicester 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Lake George (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, closed up 2f out, in pursuit of winner in 2nd from over 1f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Doc Holliday (9-3) at Dundalk 1m pol in Oct.
Missile Command (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, took keen hold, 3rd before straight, lost place and no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Have A Nice Day (9-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
The Firm (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Close up, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-7) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 50-75 pol.
Doc Holliday (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Soon prominent, on terms from before halfway, in front and went on from over 1f out, kept on well, all out to hold on at the finish, won at Dundalk 1m pol in Oct beating Midfield General (9-11) by shd, 14 ran.
Penny Serenade (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra over 1f out, weakened, 9th of 13, 9l behind So Devoted (9-7) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gd in Aug.
She's Not Simple (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden along before halfway, went moderate 7th 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind English Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.