She No Joke appeared to find a mile too short at Cork so this slightly longer trip will be in her favour. She should get into the frame though Al Murqab finished in front of her and there appears no reason why he shouldn't do so again and he looks the main threat to LAVINIAD. Jim Bolger's filly made a very promising debut over this trip at Gowran and looked the likely winner when sent over 1m4f at the Curragh but faded close home. Maktoob started a short-priced favourite on his debut at Navan last month but that was over 5f and he takes a massive step up in trip here.
Conan's Rock 16-1 (8-4) Mid-division and 7th halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, kept on inside final furlong to go 4th closing stages, 4th of 10, 5l behind Gunner Lindley (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.
Forest Hawk (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt and towards rear, some headway early straight but no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 19l behind Mckinley (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Thomas Moore (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, 24th of 30, 13l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd in Oct.
Turf Fire 9-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along in 6th entering straight and soon no extra, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 29l behind Neck Or Nothing (11-3) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Al Murqab (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, challenged 1f out, narrow lead final 100 yards, headed close home, 2nd of 18, nk behind A Star Is Born (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Balkinstown (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Chased clear leader in mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, no extra from early straight, 12th of 14, 21l behind Mckinley (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Breathe Easy (IRE) Redback gelding out of Inishmac.
Maktoob 7-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Shipyard (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks in Oct.
Newberry Hill (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 13th of 14, 11l behind C'est Ma Souer (8-12) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gs in Jun.
Diamond Bracelet 50-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division well off pace, ridden halfway and no extra approaching straight, weakened, last of 15, 39l behind Dame Lucy (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd in Oct.
Laviniad (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Chased clear leader and 3rd halfway, 2nd under 5f out and headway to lead entering straight, soon asserted and clear 2f out, no extra and headed over 100 yards out, weakened, 4th of 15, 6l behind Dame Lucy (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd in Oct.
Sharlanda (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some progress on outer 3f out, ridden in 11th 2f out, kept on without threatening, 7th of 18, 15l behind Tonabrocky (9-5) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Oct.
Shes No Joke (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 2f out, kept on final furlong into 4th, no impression leaders, just held 4th close home, 4th of 18, 7l behind A Star Is Born (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in Oct.