TROTTING WEASEL went up 2lb for beating Richelieu narrowly over the C&D and is another 3lb higher after a fine effort behind the in-form Ashton Rose over an extra furlong. He is running well enough to take this though Daisy Mountain was just half-a-length behind Ashton Rose here last time and is closely matched with the selection on that form though it was over a mile and that appears to be her best trip. Rigid Rock had dropped to a mark of 49 when beating today's rival Rose Garnet at Naas in August and is 12lb higher here though he's scored off much higher marks in the past.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Went right out of stalls, prominent, on terms from 2f out, headed and kept on without matching 1st 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Wellmarked (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Oct.
Biting Back (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear for much, never a factor, 10th of 15, 13l behind Ondeafears (9-4) at Cork 6f Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) in Oct.
Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway into 7th 2f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 16, 8l behind My Girl Anna (8-13) at Navan 5f Apprentice Handicap (50-95) (3yo+) sft in Oct.
Bendzoldan (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 14, 23l behind Elizabeth Coffee (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.
Forbidden City (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Prominent, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 9l behind Kateeva (10-1) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Trotting Weasel (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up and ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong to press winner closing stages, 2nd of 14, nk behind Ashton Rose (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Rose Garnet (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 20, 6l behind Amour Fou (9-11) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65 sft in Oct.
Curious Ciara (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 14, 7l behind Sweet Rhythm (9-0) at Dundalk 6f app flls mdn stks pol in Sep.
Richelieu 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway in 7th 2f out, ridden into close 3rd 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Trotting Weasel (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Beyaz Villas 33-1 (9-2) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 27l behind Jeangeorges (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Carmen Tango (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 7l behind Sweet Rhythm (9-0) at Dundalk 6f app flls mdn stks pol in Sep.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd early straight, 2nd under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong without matching first 2, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Ashton Rose (9-10) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Desert Al (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Held up, ridden and kept on same pace from 2 1/2f out, 5th of 10, 5l behind Kateeva (10-1) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Ellxell (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Wellmarked (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Oct.
Lady Aoy (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd before straight, 6th and no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 11l behind Russian View (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct '09.
Bank On Black (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 15, 14l behind Ondeafears (9-4) at Cork 6f Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) in Oct.
Mrs Batt (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 7l behind Eastern Rules (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.