Gunner Lindley made all under today's rider over a mile here a week ago but the assessor has had his say with a massive 10lb rise. Morga will enjoy the conditions but has yet to prove she stays this far unlike course and distance winner CASTLE GUEST, who has won three of his last four and looks capable of scoring again despite a 7lb rise for his victory at Gowran. Pay Day Kitten is a very progressive filly who will enjoy the conditions and will be finishing stronger than most while Fulminata has been staying on well over shorter trips so this could bring about further improvement.
Gunner Lindley (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Soon led and made virtually all, ridden to assert 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct beating Shipyard (9-2) by 3l, 10 ran.
Vastonea (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders and 7th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Ancient Sands (9-2) at Naas 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Barack (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) In rear, brief headway on outer approaching straight, 9th 2f out and soon no extra, 9th of 10, 12l behind Gunner Lindley (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.
Morga (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, dropped to 8th entering straight, ridden 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, disputed inside final furlong, just failed at line, 2nd of 11, ns behind Susiescot (8-4) at Cork 1m fll hcp 60-90 in Oct.
Pay Day Kitten (USA) 11-4 (9-9) Waited with towards rear, good headway on inner from over 2f out, soon 3rd and every chance, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, promoted to 2nd, 2nd of 9, hd behind Dark Crusader (9-8) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 in Jul.
Castle Guest (IRE) 4-1fav (9-8) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f stks 0-85 gd in Sep beating Magnolia Ridge (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 18-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway into 6th early straight, ridden and no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Teocht (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Polished Rock (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Prominent and disputed lead, headed early straight and no extra from over 1f out, 9th of 16, 7l behind Ancient Sands (9-2) at Naas 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Park Ranger (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, effort from 2f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Cheval Rouge (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp in Aug.
Fulminata (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on well in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Queen Of The Sand (8-12) at Dundalk 7f pol in Oct.
Cest Notre Gris (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight and soon no extra, weakened, 10th of 11, 15l behind Teocht (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
To Choose (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Prominent, 2nd 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 18, 7l behind Stony Grey (9-7) at Navan 1m 2f hcp 55-80 in Oct.
Cairdiuil (IRE) 10-1 (8-0) Broke well and settled back to track leaders, 6th halfway, ridden early straight and went 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong but no impression on leaders, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Gunner Lindley (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.
Sli Na Fiarana 10-3fav (8-4) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, improved to challenge and on terms over 2f out, soon headed, 3rd and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Beach Of Falesa (9-13) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp sft in Oct.