Deep Speed was a bit disappointing when strongly fancied at Listowel after a much better run at the Curragh but the heavy ground was probably responsible and this will be more to his liking. TONABROCKY was definitely unlucky to be beaten a short-head by Bint Nayef at Galway and compensation awaits Jim Bolger's Pivotal colt. With her stable in such outstanding form, Rupa has to go on the shortlist as she showed good potential in two races in the spring while Dermot Weld's newcomer Amber Romance, a half-sister to the useful Sapphire, has to noted in the market.
Balkinstown (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 4f out, 10th of 13, 43l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Benkei (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden and trailing 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Victory Song (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn gf in Sep.
Big Tony (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and always behind, never a factor, 9th of 10, 12l behind Harpist (9-0) at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Bog War (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, no impression from halfway, never a factor, 11th of 14, 20l behind Wexford Opera (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep.
Deep Speed (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2 1/2f out, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Truly Delightful (9-0) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Excelli (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 9th approaching straight where wide, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 14, 19l behind Vasanta Navaratri (9-10) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.
Imperial Plan (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, niggled along in 4th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 9l behind Vasanta Navaratri (9-10) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.
One O'clock Jump 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, weakened straight, 8th of 9, 25l behind Great Explorer (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Ridestan (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, moderate 10th and no danger from before straight, kept on, 7th of 14, 21l behind Timikar (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Sep.
Risk Return (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Blind-folds and Monty Roberts rug for stalls entry, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon no impression, dropped to rear and eased from over 1f out, last of 8, 23l behind Ravello Again (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn gd in Aug.
Tonabrocky (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, stayed on in 4th 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, kept on well close home and just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind Bint Nayef (8-9) at Galway 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Sep.
Vote Of Confidence (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, headway on outer to go 2nd after 4f, ridden and led very briefly entering straight, soon no extra and dropped to 5th 1f out, weakened, 6th of 13, 16l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Amber Romance (IRE) Bahamian Bounty filly out of Polished Gem.
Franci's Breeze (IRE) Tau Ceti filly out of Regal Fantasy.
Hurry Along (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always rear and trailing before halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, 8th of 9, 32l behind Heirloom (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Jul.
Rupa (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along in 6th 2f out, soon switched to outer, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Just Pretending (9-0) at Navan 1m fll mdn stks in May.
Sharlanda (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Dwelt and towards rear, never a factor, some late headway without troubling leaders, 8th of 14, 12l behind English Deer (9-5) at Down Royal 7f mdn stks gf in Sep.
Silky Pyrus (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Led and raced keenly, strongly pressed and headed entering straight, soon no extra and dropped to 6th over 1f out, weakened, 8th of 13, 23l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.