Coral Creek produced a couple of good runs on faster ground in the autumn but has been well beaten in much softer conditions recently and will probably find this too testing. Leah Claire, five times a winner on the Flat, hasn't broken her duck so far over timber but is very consistent and looks booked for a place though CEOL RUA will start a short-priced favourite after her impressive victory at Fairyhouse and is impossible to oppose.
Ceol Rua (IRE) 8-11fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway into close 3rd 2 out, led before last, soon asserted, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft beating The Ethiopian (11-12) by 8l, 10 ran.
Belle Noverre (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 17th of 24, dis behind Il Fenomeno (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl in Oct.
Cerca Trova (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Led, headed 4 out, ridden and weakened approaching next, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Savello (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft.
Coral Creek (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Towards rear, moderate 6th halfway, closer in 4th before 3 out, no extra after 2 out, 4th of 6, 26l behind Miss Nomer (10-7) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) sft.
Leah Claire (IRE) 4-1fav (10-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd before 3 out, 2nd entering straight, led before 2 out, ridden and narrowly headed before last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 3l behind Lucky Spring (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Oct.
Wee Doll (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 13th of 17, well behind Noras Fancy (11-2) at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Oct.