Fit The Cove has had a brilliant year and was gaining his third success since July when storming to victory over 6f at Listowel. He's even better over this trip and an 8lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort. Ningaloo Reef began his winning run in June off a mark of 47 and he's now a massive 29lb higher. He's progressing so quickly that he should still get into the mix but PACKSAPUNCH looks the one to be on. Andrew Lee's charge won easily at Tipperary and very nearly defied a 9lb rise when a short-head behind Susiescot at the Curragh and has been raised just 1lb for that effort. Love Is The Key beat a huge field on heavy ground at Fairyhouse but that was her first ever victory and she's 10lb higher.
Balrath Hope (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led, headed after 1f, ridden to join leader entering straight, narrrow lead 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Loreto (9-0) at Listowel 1m fll hcp hvy in Sep.
Winning Impact (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Soon chased leaders, 10th 2 1/2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 18, 6l behind Punch Your Weight (8-6) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Aug.
Olfa 11-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 10l behind Unanimous (9-9) at Roscommon 7f hcp in Aug.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge and led over 1f out, soon asserted and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug beating Sharp And Smart (9-8) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 12-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, moderate 3rd early straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 11l behind Inis Meain (9-0) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp hvy in Sep.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, improved to lead over 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well to assert final furlong, comfortably, won at Listowel 6f hcp hvy in Sep beating Srucahan (8-12) by 6l, 7 ran.
Trans City (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride and in rear, no impression from 3f out, 9th of 16, 5l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Edenshaw (IRE) 5-2 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden from 2f out and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Parramatta (9-12) at Laytown 7f mdn stks in Sep.
Packsapunch (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Waited with towards rear, strong run to challenge final furlong, almost on terms, not quite match winner, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Susiescot (9-1) at Curragh 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Love Is The Key (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, led halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, won at Fairyhouse 6f mdn stks hvy in Sep beating Res Nullius (8-4) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Hurricane Twister (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, last of 14, 17l behind Dash Back (8-12) at Down Royal 7f hcp gd in Jul.