All bar Shu Lewis are last-time-out winners in this Grade 2 and she had won her previous three before her defeat by surprise winner Thynetocatcher in a Listed event here. The winner was a 25/1 chance that day but there was no fluke about the performance and she looks sure to go well again. Bridgets Pet could hardly have been more impressive when tackling heavy ground for the first time at Galway and is improving fast enough to make a major bid but DON COSSACK looks the one to be on after demolishing his rivals on heavy ground at Naas in October.
Blue Bicycle (USA) 10-3 (12-0) Held up towards rear, improved from under 6f out, travelling well in 3rd approaching straight, 2nd 2f out, soon led and asserted with rider sitting motionless, stayed on well, easily, won at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft in Nov beating Done En Dusted (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Soon led and well clear, appeared in control from some way out, stayed on well straight, won at Cork 2m N H flat beating Hasty Times (11-7) by 10l, 10 ran.
The Amarillo Kid (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 7th under 6f out, headway travelling well to track leaders from 2f out, challenged and led from 1f out, stayed on well under pressure to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Wexford 2m N H flat sft in Nov beating The Way We Were (11-9) by 4l, 11 ran.
Bridgets Pet (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Waited with, took much closer order in 4th from 3f out, led over 2f out, clear from before straight, stayed on strongly, comfortably, won at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct beating Valleymount (11-0) by 11l, 7 ran.
Don Cossack (GER) 2-1fav (11-10) Settled in mid-division, headway into 4th entering straight, led under 2f out and soon stretched clear, kept on well final furlong, impressive, won at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Oct beating Carrig Millie (11-0) by 18l, 18 ran.
Shu Lewis (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Mid-division on outer, some headway to go moderate 2nd halfway, closer in 3rd entering straight, went 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner and kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Thynetocatcher (11-6) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) sft in Nov.
Thynetocatcher (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Chased clear leader, 4th halfway, closer in 2nd entering straight, headway under pressure to lead 1f out, kept on best, won at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) sft in Nov beating Shu Lewis (11-9) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.