GLOBAL REACH was totally unfancied on her debut at the Curragh a couple of weeks ago but ran a fine race, making much of the running before being outpaced by Wandering Star in the closing stages. She'll have come on for the experience and will take some catching here. Cape Glory had a run at Dundalk a year ago and didn't reappear until a month ago when staying on nicely over 1m2f at the Curragh. It will be a surprise if he's not thereabouts but Timikar has a long absence to overcome and his stable still hasn't struck form. Sardinia could prove the main threat on his belated debut as he's related to six winners including several classy performers though he has no fancy entries.
Prof Walshe (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid div, gd prog to ldrs 5out, cl 3rd 3out, eff but not qckn in 4th bef last, ko, 4th of 11, 8l behind Soul Season (12-0) at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp gs in Feb '12.
Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 6th, pushed along in 7th approaching straight and no extra, weakened, 8th of 9, 33l behind Ted Veale (10-12) at Bellewstown 1m 4f am stks (4yo+) gf in Jul.
Golden Saffron (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, soon no impression, 12th of 14, 37l behind Teocht (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 4f fll mdn stks gd.
Josie S And B (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 10l behind Orgilgo Bay (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks in Aug.
Katie T (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway into 4th 4f out, 2nd 3f out, ridden to press leader over 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, 4th and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Cullentry Royal (9-7) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Cape Glory (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ran in snatches and ridden along 4f out, 3rd 2f out, kept on final furlong without threatening, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Victory Song (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn gf.
Mckinley 25-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leader, no extra under pressure and kept on same pace from well over 1f out, 4th of 13, 8l behind Won Diamond (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Ridestan (IRE) Linngari colt out of Ridakiya.
Sardinia (IRE) Galileo colt out of Shouk.
Timikar (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th into straight, kept on same pace under pressure, 4th of 12, 8l behind Foundry (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks sft in Nov.
Global Reach (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Led, headed after 3f, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead again 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Wandering Star (9-9) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd.
Lady Rutherford (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 3f out, moderate 4th 2f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Cin Cin (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo fll mdn gd in Aug.
More Of The Same (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Unruly at start, tracked leader in 2nd, headway and ridden to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed and headed 1f out, no chance with winner final 150 yards, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Feile Na Mban (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn gs in Jul.
Mornin' Gorgeous 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, no extra over 2f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Wandering Star (9-9) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo fll stks gd.
Pirate Cove (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, moderate 5th over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 12l behind Long Dog (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Aug.
Solar Outburst (IRE) Galileo filly out of Twin Sails.
Empress Catherine (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden along and some headway in 9th approaching straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out without threatening, 7th of 13, 22l behind Egyptian Warrior (9-13) at Listowel 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy.
Ardkilly Acclaim (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, keen hold early, weakened 5f out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+).
Carraroe Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, 10th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 14, 17l behind Vasanta Navaratri (9-10) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.