Pay Day Kitten is a very interesting newcomer being a half-sister to three winners in the USA and out of a winning mare. She wouldn't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start but the experience of MAGICIAN may be just too much for her on this testing ground. Aidan O'Brien's colt put a moderate opening run behind him with a fine effort behind Mouteab at Dundalk and the son of Galileo looks set for his first victory. Irish Bulletin and Jasgo Star were both a long way behind in that Dundalk event and neither can be seriously fancied to turn the tables while Bainne never threatened on her debut in very heavy ground at Fairyhouse, though the extra furlong here should be in her favour.
Irish Bulletin (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders early, pushed along in 7th halfway, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 13l behind Mouteab (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Jasgo Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 11, 23l behind Mouteab (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Lucky Kitten (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Held up in 5th, ridden and no extra 2f out, last of 6, 10l behind Sir Walter Scott (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 2yo stks pol in Sep.
Magician (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 2nd under 1f out, kept on to press winner close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Mouteab (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Scotland Forever (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on one pace (ran loose before start), 5th of 16, 8l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Bainne (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride and towards rear, some late headway final furlong, 7th of 16, 8l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Lady Giselle (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along in 7th halfway, ridden in 6th and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 10l behind Beyond Thankful (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn.
Pay Day Kitten (USA) Kitten's Joy filly out of Annual Dues.