JAZZ GIRL showed real battling qualities in a premier handicap at Killarney on Thursday, fighting to back to edge the verdict on the line having been headed inside the final furlong. The form of those races usually works out and it's significant that Andy Oliver turns her out again quickly under a penalty. Balmont Belle and Cin Cin both have more to do than when scoring last time but are probably improving, while Senyuman was only beaten half-a-length here two weeks ago and is just a pound higher. Nuestra Alegria isn't without ability but, like Sister Slew, has her stamina to prove over this trip.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, narrowly headed 1f out, rallied well final furlong to lead again closing stages, won at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug beating Shalaman (8-6) by hd, 9 ran.
Balrath Hope (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 5th over 2f out, moderate 6th 1f out and no extra, 8th of 10, 13l behind Fionnuar (8-2) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gs in Jun.
Balmont Belle (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, edged ahead final 150 yards, kept on well close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Aug beating Orator (9-5) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Senyuman (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong to press winner closing stages, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Daymooma (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp gd in Aug.
Sister Slew (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 8l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Aug.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in touch in rear, rapid headway on outer 5f out, soon ridden, weakened from 3f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Polished Rock (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f App hcp gd in Aug.
Nuestra Alegria (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, no impression from 2f out, 9th and kept on without threatening under pressure from 1f out, 6th of 11, 5l behind Lady O Malley (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Cin Cin (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn gd in Aug beating Palace Of Winds (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dragon Fei (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Waited with in rear, closer in 6th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 10l behind Ravello Again (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo mdn gd in Aug.
Palace Art (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden along 3f out, last 2f out, went moderate 4th on outer 1f out, ran on into 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Overland Express (9-12) at Down Royal 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Polly's Love (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led 1f, chased winner until ridden inside final 3f, hung left and weakened inside final 2f, eased when no chance final furlong, 8th of 10, 15l behind Orbison (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.