ALLA SPERANZA looked to be struggling at one stage before staying on very strongly to catch Hail over a mile at Cork. A big run from the runner-up earlier will be a boost and Jim Bolger's filly can beat the colts here. Tibet and Tower Rock represent Ballydoyle and both have plenty to offer having won their maidens with the promise of much more to come. Quote Of The Day caught the eye on his debut at Listowel and could hardly have won more impressively at Navan where he had seven lengths to spare over Casual Creeper. He's already useful and will get better as will Call To Battle, who forced much of the pace to see off Golden Hill at the Curragh.
Call To Battle (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Always prominent, led before halfway, strongly pressed under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct beating Golden Hill (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 19 ran.
Golden Hill (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Always prominent, 3rd on inner halfway, went 2nd under pressure early straight, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 3l behind Thomasgainsborough (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Soon niggled along to chase leaders, ridden in moderate 3rd from halfway, 5th before straight, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong, last of 7, 18l behind Secretary Of State (9-4) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp in Sep.
Quote Of The Day (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led 3f out, asserted over 2f out, ridden and kept on strongly from over 1f out, won at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct beating Casual Creeper (9-0) by 7l, 17 ran.
Tibet (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Always prominent, challenged straight, stayed on best inside final furlong to lead near finish, won at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep beating Amhrasach (8-12) by hd, 15 ran.
Tower Rock (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 2f out, ridden and kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, won at Navan 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct beating Diplomat (9-5) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Alla Speranza 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, moderate 4th before straight, struggling in moderate 3rd over 2f out, quickened well to challenge in 2nd from over 1f out, led inside final furlong and stayed on well, won at Cork 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct beating Hail (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.