Dermot Weld complicates matters by saddling BIG BREAK and Thunder Mountain and with Pat Smullen choosing the former she should come out on top despite the latter having performed in stronger company. Big Break looked one to follow when catching the eye on her Galway debut and showed the benefit when scoring in impressive style over the C&D last month and is expected to go on to better things. Magician had shown promise before a very easy victory in testing ground at the Curragh and though the form of Dubaya's Navan success has taken a knock she was a surprise winner and there's much more to come. Both Canary Row and Dont Bother Me have been performing with credit in strong company and are not out of this.
Beyond Thankful (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, progress into 5th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Snow Queen (9-3) at Naas 6f 2yo prm hcp hvy.
Canary Row (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Havana Gold (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Dont Bother Me (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along inside final 3f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Fantastic Moon (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Magician (IRE) 4-5fav (9-5) Always close up, led from 3f out, strongly pressed over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, impressive, won at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn hvy beating Bunairgead (9-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Thunder Mountain (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, improved to lead entering straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 8l behind Three Sea Captains (9-6) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo aut hvy in Sep.
Big Break 9-10fav (9-0) Always prominent and disputed lead, advantage approaching straight, quickened clear over 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep beating Monaco Mist (9-0) by 4l, 15 ran.
Coolibah (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Waited with, progress and switched to challenge from 2f out, in front from 1f out, stayed on well to soon draw clear, comfortably, won at Roscommon 7f 2yo fll mdn hvy beating Coquette Noire (9-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Dubaya 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 4th and headway 1 1/2f out, 2nd and challenged inside final furlong, led 100 yards from finish, kept on well, won at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn beating Morga (9-0) by 1l, 15 ran.