SARAFIYLA looked very much in need of the experience on her belated debut at Naas last month and will have come on a bundle for the run. She did well to finish reasonably close to a couple of decent rivals and should take this. Craic Agus Spraoi showed promise in her first campaign but an absence since September is a concern and she may do better in handicaps later. Henson has been a beaten favourite three times in his five starts but has mainly looked one paced and will need to find a finishing burst from somewhere.
Chocolate Diamond (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Led and disputed, ridden and headed under 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace close home, 8th of 14, 11l behind Ponfeigh (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo mdn gd in Jun.
Fortunate Son (IRE) Galileo colt out of Laurel Delight.
Henson 5-2fav (9-3) Held up, 5th on outer 3f out, 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Snowmane (8-9) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
King Schultz Bahamian Bounty gelding out of Delitme.
Shura Council (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden along 3f out, 8th 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 9l behind Feach Ar Agaidh (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gf in Jun.
Craic Agus Spraoi (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd over 2f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, no impression winner in 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Lanyard (9-0) at Listowel 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks hvy in Sep.
Sarafiyla (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along into straight, progress into 3rd from 2f out, no impression and edged left inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Shell House (9-1) at Naas 1m fll mdn stks gd in Jun.