POLLYWOLLYDOODLE looks to have the best form of those with experience and she was far from disgraced at Kilbeggan in August after placed efforts at Down Royal and Killarney. Eoin Griffin's mare gets the nod though Kymin's Way, in the frame at Thurles and Wexford in March, will make a race of it if fully wound-up and point-to-point winner Caoimhe's Delight was a good second to Moscow Chief on her debut under Rules at Tipperary and is open to improvement. La Femme Blanche has gone backwards since finishing second at Roscommon in May, however, so newcomer Majestic Preacher may have a better long-term future.
Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd before straight where raced towards inner, challenged and on terms from 2f out, soon led, no extra and headed near finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Moscow Chief (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Oct.
Kymin's Way (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway from 4f out, ridden in 5th 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Ballinlough Lady (11-4) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) sft in Mar.
La Femme Blanche (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra 4f out, weakened, 13th of 16, well behind Gate Please (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat sft in Aug.
Majestic Preacher (IRE) Sanglamore mare out of Young Preacher.
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd approaching straight, soon ridden and dropped to 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 5l behind Roisin Dubh (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gd in Aug.
The Bishops Niece (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened from 5f out, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Ballinlough Lady (11-4) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) sft in Mar.
Victors Girl (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no extra from under 6f out, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.