Crouching Harry was only moderate on the Flat but should find a little race over timber though this looks tough. OUR CONOR completed a double on the level in the summer and ended his season being placed in a Premier Handicap at Listowel. He's the type to do well over timber and appears to have found a winning opportunity. Diamond Pro and Positive Vibes both landed minor races on the Flat recently while French recruit Vaxalco will be better for his run at Thurles last month.
Casual Creeper (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Prominent, jumped left 4 out, 4th and no extra from before 2 out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Brog Deas (10-12) at Cork 2m 3yo mdn hdl.
Crouching Harry (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Chased leader in 2nd, 4th 3 out, no impression in 5th after next, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 11l behind Everything Zain (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Diamond Pro (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outer from 2f out, close 4th and challenged well inside final furlong, ran on well to lead near finish, won at Killarney 1m 3f hcp 47-65 in Sep beating Carvelas (9-2) by nk, 15 ran (flat).
Our Conor (IRE) 4-1fav (8-4) Mid-division on inner, 6th and headway before straight, 4th under 2f out, moderate 3rd and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Inis Meain (9-0) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep (flat).
Positive Vibes 11-2 (9-6) Soon led, clear of remainder with 2nd from halfway, soon joined, in front again over 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure to assert inside final furlong, won at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Sep beating November Power (9-10) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran (flat).
Raven's Claw (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd 4f out and soon ridden, no extra from 2f out, weakened and just held on for moderate 3rd, 3rd of 6, 35l behind Zabana (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo mdn sft in Oct (flat).
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Chased leader, untidy jumping early, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden and challenged when mistake 2 out, no extra in 3rd when slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Stocktons Wing (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 3yo hdl gs.
Vaxalco (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Settled in mid-division on outer, 7th 3 out, no impression from next, kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 15l behind Everything Zain (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Oct.
Dayrina (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Led and disputed, ridden and headed under 3f out, 3rd 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind To The Sky (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Sep (flat).
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division, 9th 3 out, kept on one pace from next without troubling leaders, 6th of 15, 13l behind Everything Zain (10-12) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Oct.