a little awkward leaving stalls and a little keen, soon chased leaders, 6th approaching halfway, switched left from early straight towards inner, challenged and almost on terms inside final furlong, kept on without matching front pair
dwelt and pushed along briefly, soon mid-division, 8th approaching halfway, pushed along again approaching straight where raced on outer, soon no impression, kept on without threatening inside final furlong
Farnese came with a late burst to catch Munaajaat, who goes in the previous race, here two weeks ago and, though 6lb higher, looks certain to get involved again. CAUTIOUS APPROACH was beaten almost two lengths in third but never really got close enough to mount a threat. She has a slight weight advantage and that may be enough to enable her to turn the tables and land this. Suntory Times is still a maiden and hasn't run since February but had some decent form here over the winter and can't go any lower in the weights. Hidden Spark, a winner at Fairyhouse in July, has continued to perform with credit, including when a close fourth here last month, so could snatch a place at a fair price.
Caesar's Comet (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Prominent, 2nd 3f out, soon led travelling smoothly, pushed along from 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, no extra and one pace after, 6th of 24, 8l behind Make Me Sway (9-0) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Sep.
Fashaar 12-1 (9-13) Upset in stalls, held up towards rear, pushed along entering straight, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, no extra, last of 14, 9 3/4l behind Dubai Rainbow (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Cautious Approach 9-2 (9-12) Held up in touch, 6th halfway, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Farnese (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Waitaki (IRE) 40-1 (9-8) Dwelt, held up towards rear on inner, ridden and no impression from 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Dubai Rainbow (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Farnese 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, pushed along from 2f out, ridden and progress to challenge over 1f out, led and edged right inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep beating Munaajaat (9-8) by hd, 13 ran.
Eyeoweyou (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Very slowly into stride and detached in rear, in touch with field approaching halfway, raced on outer into straight, no extra over 2f out, 15th of 16, 18 1/4l behind Tuamhain (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft in Sep.
Hidden Spark (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Prominent, 3rd 3f out, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 24, 9 1/2l behind Make Me Sway (9-0) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Sep.
Rain Or Shine (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression when edged left and bumped rival over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 5l behind Farnese (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Bionic Tonic 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, switched left and progress over 1f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, one paced in 6th final 100 yards, eased close home, lost 6th on line, 7th of 20, 5 1/2l behind Coffeemeanscoffee (8-8) at Naas 6f hcp gd in Aug.
No Trouble (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and dropped towards rear under 4f out, no extra over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 21 3/4l behind Spruce Meadows (9-12) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp sft in Aug.
Suntory Times (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, pushed along and headway under 2f out, led briefly over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Gougane Barra (9-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Feb.
Anfaass (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and headway early straight, 6th and ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 6 3/4l behind Bigger And Better (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m hcp Yielding in Sep.
Kody Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along before straight, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 16, 12 3/4l behind Tuamhain (9-11) at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft in Sep.
Sally Gap (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened, last of 16, 36 1/4l behind Solomons Seal (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Very Smart (IRE) 6-1jfav (9-8) Towards rear of far side group, progress and switched right 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression, kept on one pace, 10th of 25, 11 1/2l behind Chagall (8-9) at Cork 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Asanda (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) Rear of mid-division, no impression approaching straight, ridden towards rear 2f out and no impression over 1f out, never a factor, 14th of 16, 14 1/2l behind Bigger And Better (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m hcp Yielding in Sep.
Masalai (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, checked over 3f out and soon pushed along, no impression, never a factor, 12th of 13, 17 1/4l behind Goodnite Irina (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Jun.