NOVEL APPROACH reappeared after a long break to run a fair race over 1m2f at Leopardstown in June with Uncharted waters behind. The form has worked out well and Jim Bolger's filly can start making up for lost time. Wildcat Kitten has done well despite his odds-on defeat last time though he's yet to race on going this soft. Allen Warrior showed nothing in his opening campaign but caught the eye on his reappearance at Tramore in May and should be capable of better. Dashing Dynamo would definitely be the form choice on his second to the well handicapped Botanical Lady at Galway on Friday though that was over a mile and it's difficult to know how he'll cope with this much longer trip.
Batchelors Walk (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Always behind, never a factor, last of 9, 37l behind Streetcar To Stars (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Novel Approach (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 6th 4f out, ridden over 2f out and went 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Scooping (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 50-70 gd in Jun.
Wildcat Kitten (USA) 8-13fav (8-9) Soon raced in 3rd, closer in 2nd halfway, challenged straight, no impression from under 2f out, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Panama Hat (9-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf in Jul.
Dashing Dynamo (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 3f out, 4th 2f out, stayed on to 2nd under 1f out, no chance with winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Botanical Lady (8-8) at Galway 1m 3yo hcp 50-70 gd.
Uncharted Waters (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 8th 4f out and soon ridden, improved into 6th under 2f out and kept on well final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Rayna (9-12) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Allen Warrior (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th 3f out, 5th and no impression 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Glance Of Doon (8-2) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-70 gd in May.
Ballinlammy Gem (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Towards rear, 11th 4f out, hampered under 3f out and soon ridden, squeezed for room under 2f out, no impression from 1f out and kept on same pace, 9th of 12, 8l behind Rayna (9-12) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gd in Jul.
Hallo Rosie (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up towards rear early, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 3f out, 3rd 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind An Fear Ciuin (9-12) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Oceania Queen (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Mid-division early, towards rear in 7th halfway, ridden over 4f out, stayed on into 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind An Fear Ciuin (9-12) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Oighear Fuar (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 10th of 16, 13l behind Twistsandturns (8-11) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.