A 300,000gns purchase, it would be no surprise if Father Frost proved good enough on his racecourse debut. He has a couple of fancy entries and is preferred to stablemate Shark Island. Frozen Lake also makes more appeal than his stable companion Foolish despite running as though something was amiss at Galway in September. But he finished a long way behind fourth-placed TADAANY on that occasion and the latter gets the nod in this given a couple of winners have come out of that race. Captain Power and Laharde are others to note.
Captain Power (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along under 3f out, driven 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to 4th on line, 4th of 17, 9l behind Endless Drama (9-5) at Naas 6f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Father Frost (IRE) Rip Van Winkle colt out of Yaria.
Foolish 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 19l behind Giovanni Canaletto (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Frozen Lake (USA) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leader, 8th halfway, pushed along and lost place approaching straight, no extra, weakened, last of 15, 28l behind Archangel Raphael (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Harcimc (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 15th early, pushed along before halfway, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 12th of 16, 17l behind Serefeli (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks.
High Pitch (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, moderate 4th and pushed along entering straight, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 16l behind Wychwood Warrior (9-4) at Dundalk 7f 3yo stks pol in Mar.
Laharde 11-2 (9-5) Held up, 8th halfway, 9th 1f out, no impression, one pace, 11th of 13, 12l behind Shepherd's Purse (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Shark Island (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression in 7th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Sacrificial (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo mdn sft.
Steptogether (IRE) Fast Company gelding out of Changari.
Baunaniska (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Held up 8th, raced off pace in rear halfway, driven along approaching straight, some progress to 7th 1 1/2f out, no further headway, 7th of 9, 21l behind Zafilani (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf in Aug.
Best Not Argue (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Laurentina.
Flirtatious Aolus (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Slowly away, always rear, pushed along approaching straight, no extra 2f out, weakened, last of 9, 39l behind Diamondsandrubies (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f 3yo fll mdn sft.
Hailo Angel (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon towards rear in 11th, pushed along into straight, soon no impression, one pace, 8th of 13, 17l behind Joailliere (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo fll mdn.
Tadaany (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 5th halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out, kept on one pace, no impression final 100 yards, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Archangel Raphael (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Wonder Holy (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, pushed along and no impression entering straight, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind Manny Owens (8-8) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.