Kitty Kiernan has disappointed on softer ground in pattern race company since landing a strong conditions event at Naas in June. Hujaylea and Barack are closely matched on their 1-2 at Leopardstown with official ratings pointing to the chances of the former while Hallie's Comet bounced right back to form with a demolition job in a strong Listowel handicap and must be respected. LUISANT is very consistent and well up to Grade 3 class as he showed when narrowly beaten by Snaefell here last month. He again ran well in a Dundalk handicap under a big weight last time and looks ready to regain the winning thread. Good Time Sue won twice here in testing conditions last year and further rain would greatly enhance her prospects.
Worldly Wise 10-1 (9-10) Soon raced in moderate 6th, no impression and kept on same pace from over 3f out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Clearwater Bay (9-2) at Listowel 1m 4f cond Stakes gd.
Ballivor (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, led 2f out, edged left under pressure when strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Curragh 1m hcp 60-100 sft beating If Per Chance (8-13) by 1/2l, 23 ran.
Barack (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 4th under 2f out, 2nd and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Hujaylea (8-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcap gf.
Excelerate (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, 16th approaching straight, kept on one pace from 2f out, 11th of 18, 5l behind Hujaylea (8-8) at Leopardstown 7f hcap gf.
Hujaylea (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, progress on inner entering straight, 6th and headway 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Leopardstown 7f hcap gf beating Barack (8-12) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Luisant 7-2fav (9-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Bajan Tryst (9-1) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Blaze Brightly (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, 9th entering straight, no impression, 8th of 16, 9l behind Hallie's Comet (9-13) at Listowel 1m fll hcp gd.
Good Time Sue (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden 2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Intapeace (8-9) at Tipperary 7f fll stks gd in Aug.
Hallie's Comet (IRE) 11-2fav (9-13) Chased leaders on inner, 4th 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Listowel 1m fll hcp gd beating School Holidays (8-13) by 4l, 16 ran.
Kitty Kiernan 10-1 (8-12) Close up in 3rd on far side, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Bewitched (9-1) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.