mid-division early, 7th approaching halfway, travelling smoothly straight and headway, switched left under 2f out, pushed along to challenge from over 1f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on well to just prevail
Bellakris had been threatening to win for some time before finally landing a Naas maiden. She makes her handicap at track debut as does Kaftan, who looks a more likely winner having run very well in a Galway Listed contest last time. Festina Plente had plenty in hand when scoring at Gowran and the runner-up won next time but the vote goes to CROTCHET, who has been running in much stronger company and has the inside berth. Calling Time won twice here last winter and completed a double in July but looked a few pounds high when attempting a hat-trick.
Kaftan 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along entering straight and not clear run 1f out, soon switched left and kept on, 4th of 11, 2l behind Surrounding (9-12) at Galway 7f lst fll stks (1) gd in Aug.
Crotchet 25-1 (9-4) Waited with, 12th approaching halfway, headway and switched right over 1f out, ran on without threatening inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 3l behind Current Option (8-12) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Festina Plente 13-2 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, travelled well and headway 2f out, 2nd and pushed along over 1f out, led 100 yards out and kept on well, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp Yielding in Sep beating Facethepuckout (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Morpho Blue (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Came close with rival early and pushed along briefly, waited with, 16th approaching halfway, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 12th of 17, 4 3/4l behind Current Option (8-12) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Kiss For Luck (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on outer, 4th halfway, pushed along and no extra over 2f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, tailed off, 10th of 11, 35 1/2l behind Decrypt (9-4) at Cork 7f gd in Apr.
Dragons Call (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 12 1/4l behind Lady Of Aran (8-12) at Pontefract 6f hcp fll (2) gf in Sep.
Galtee Mist (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, close 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 15, 7 1/4l behind Romantic Proposal (8-4) at Cork 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Miss Jabeam (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Soon raced near side group and waited with, 23rd halfway, soon no impression, 23rd of 24, 26l behind Buffer Zone (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.
She's A Babe (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along and checked under 2f out, towards rear over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 12th of 23, 5 1/2l behind Blairmayne (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.
Calling Time (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Close up, pushed along in 4th under 2f out, lost place entering straight, ridden in 6th under 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Galtee Mist (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Annabelle Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 14th of 16, 21 3/4l behind Bigger And Better (9-13) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Sep.
Bellakris (USA) 6-4fav (9-0) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and strongly challenged leader over 1f out, led narrowly 1f out, kept on, won at Naas 1m mdn fll gd in Aug beating Silk Air (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Time Stands Still 16-1 (9-12) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression in 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 16, 13l behind Bigger And Better (9-13) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Sep.
Outside Inside (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, ridden into 7th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Rattling Jewel (8-13) at Listowel 7f hcp sft in Sep.
Peshkova (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Soon tracked leaders in main group near side, pushed along under 3f out, challenged final furlong, led inside final 100yds, stayed on well, won at Cork 7f hcp fll gd in Aug beating Galtee Mist (9-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Never Rains (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out and headway into 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 7l behind Bigger And Better (9-13) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Sep.