a little slow into stride and pushed along briefly, towards rear and mainly raced on outer, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
a little slow into stride and pushed along briefly, towards rear, tight for room from early straight, switched left 2f out and headway, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace without threatening final furlong
Be Like The Bird won a Tipperary maiden claimer in August and moves stables from where she's run well enough in similar company. SHINES HER LIGHT was making her handicap debut over a mile at Naas where she only just failed to catch Luke Short, despite being stopped in her tracks at a crucial stage. Lampetia was three lengths back in third and looks held as does Gunmetal Jack, though the latter only weakened inside the final furlong. Believe In Beauty had signalled an imminent victory on her previous starts before winning comfortably over 6f here and has no problems with the longer trip.
Windham Belle (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Raced near side group, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 18th of 26, 10 3/4l behind Stone Circle (9-5) at Curragh 6f stks gd in Sep.
Shines Her Light (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, not clear run 2f out, soon switched out, ridden in 10th over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, pressed winner close home, 2nd of 20, hd behind Luke Short (9-6) at Naas 1m hcp gd in Sep.
Lampetia (IRE) 6-1jfav (9-12) Held up in mid-division, ridden on outer over 2f out, kept on well final furlong to go 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 20, 3 1/2l behind Luke Short (9-6) at Naas 1m hcp gd in Sep.
Believe In Beauty (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Sep beating Turbo Command (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Leadership Race (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression 2f out, soon no extra and eased final furlong, last of 12, 25 1/4l behind Silver Spear (8-13) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp Yielding in Sep.
London Holidays (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Always behind, pushed along early, never a factor, last of 9, 15 3/4l behind Kondratiev Wave (9-5) at Curragh 5f mdn hvy in Sep.
Gunmetal Jack (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, weakened, 18th of 19, 16 1/2l behind The King Of Kells (8-11) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
Moondrop (FR) 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along and no impression 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Silver Spear (8-13) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Be Like The Bird (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Broke well, settled back into rear of mid-division, pushed along 2f out and ridden in 6th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Chrysalism (9-3) at Fairyhouse 7f gd in Sep.
Spirit Of Sahara (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Disputed lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 19, 15 1/2l behind Pablo Diablo (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn hvy in Sep.
Switzer (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, pushed along after 2f, ridden and no impression 2f out, 13th of 18, 19 3/4l behind Deidra (9-0) at Naas 6f mdn fll gd in Sep.