Jackemil dropped back to 6f to record his first victory at Listowel when Fast On was a long way back in third and Mobiliser even further behind. A 9lb rise won't aid the cause of John Walsh's filly and ELUSIVE EXPRESS looks the one to be on. She beat today's rival Chillie Billie at Down Royal before just failing to follow up at Dundalk and is still well enough treated to return to winning ways. Mick Halford has his horses in tremendous shape at present so even a big weight shouldn't prevent a strong performance from Eastern Rules, who was returning from a very long break when catching the eye at Leopardstown in August.
Eastern Rules (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 11th 3f out, soon ridden, kept on one paced, 7th of 22, 7l behind Stuccodor (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gs in Aug.
Rasputin (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride and in rear, no impression straight, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Love Nest (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
July Revolution (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear, moderate 7th into straight, driven out and kept on closing stages, 7th of 10, 11l behind Consonance (9-1) at Galway 7f 3yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Chillie Billie 6-1 (9-7) Disputed lead, headed 2f out, weakened, 11th of 14, 11l behind Red Laser (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Samollie (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, 8th 2f out, no extra, 8th of 16, 5l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Fast On (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden 3f out, 4th over 1f out, stayed on without threatening, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Jackemil (8-11) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Sassaway (IRE) 16-1 (7-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, last of 11, 22l behind Stones Peak (8-10) at Curragh 6f fll hcp in Aug.
Jackemil (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd and headway early straight, 2nd and challenged over 1f out, led narrowly well inside final furlong, stayted on, won at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep beating Three Bells (8-9) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Knights Templar (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 10l behind Night Singer (9-0) at Cork 1m app hcp 50-70 gf in Apr.
Elusive Express (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Al Mancilia (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Apache Gold (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 4th approaching straight, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 5l behind Polly Ella (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Catch A Peach (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 5l behind Elusive Express (8-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Allymylovin (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt and always behind, 12th of 14, 12l behind Red Laser (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Painted Fingers (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, 4th and challenged 2f out, soon no extra, eased close home, 7th of 15, 9l behind Mooretown Boy (8-10) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Elusive Express (8-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Mobiliser (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 9, 15l behind Jackemil (8-11) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Only Exception (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden into moderate 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 7l behind Daigreen (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Macnas (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Coppers (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Waited with, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Bobskier (9-7) at Clonmel 1m 2f clm stks gd in Sep.