a little slow into stride, towards rear, took closer order over 4f out, travelling smoothly straight, switched left 2f out, pushed along to chase leaders and switched left again 1f out, 2nd and kept on without troubling winner inside final furlong
A very tight-looking handicap to end proceedings. Dalileo was a bit unfortunate not to catch Spruce Meadows here last week as he was stopped in his run at a crucial time so should make a bold bid for compensation. But QUOTE is definitely progressing and had plenty in hand when making most in a Leopardstown maiden. This is her first start on the surface but doesn't look overburdened and can complete a double. Lyrical Attraction won here in April but was even more impressive when beating Laura Bullion at Fairyhouse and a 6lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run. The runner-up has subsequently won over hurdles and, with Andrew Slattery claiming 5lb, she looks a big threat to all. Lusis Naturea has been running well but is 10lb higher than his victory at Down Royal in the summer.
Dalileo (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Soon rear of mid-division, pushed along before straight, headway when not much room 1 1/2f out and soon switched right to outer, stayed on well inside final furlong without reaching winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Spruce Meadows (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Sep.
Edification 33-1 (8-13) A little slow into stride, towards rear, 13th into straight, soon headway between horses, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on strongly without threatening, 4th of 17, 1 1/2l behind Kastasa (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 5f hcp gd in Sep.
Construct 7-1 (9-11) Soon led, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on, no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Royal Aide (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Nimitz (IRE) 3-1fav (10-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, progress on outer to 10th entering straight, pushed along between horses to go 3rd over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 4 3/4l behind Forest View (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Sep.
Lusis Naturea 4-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, 12th halfway, headway on outer to 8th entering straight, ridden into 2nd and edged left under 2f out, challenged 1f out, no impression on winner final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Forest View (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Sep.
Quote 11-10fav (9-0) Soon led, still travelling smoothly straight, pushed along under 2f out, soon went on, stayed on well inside final furlong, eased near finish, won at Leopardstown 1m 5f mdn gf in Aug beating Hannon (10-1) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Malbas 9-4fav (9-12) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer under 3f out, pushed along in 3rd and switched right 2f out, ridden over 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Maunganui (10-0) at Down Royal 1m 5f hcp sft in Aug.
Girolamo (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, under pressure entering straight, ridden and progress on outer under 2f out, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Simsir (9-5) at Cork 1m 2f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Casima 10-1 (9-5) Prominent, disputed early, ran freely, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 2nd entering straight, ridden to lead briefly 2f out, headed and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra, 8th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Forest View (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Sep.
Sbraase 14-1 (9-13) Behind, headway into mid-division after 5f, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 8th of 15, 8 3/4l behind Dreams And Visions (9-4) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Next Stop Broadway (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, 6th halfway, closer on outer over 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened, last of 14, 16 1/4l behind Severus Alexander (8-7) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp sft in Sep.
Lyrical Attraction (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Pushed along briefly early, soon raced in 6th, pushed along again and headway 4f out, led under 2f out, stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, won at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gd in Jul beating Laura Bullion (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Laura Bullion (IRE) 11-4fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, switched left after 3 out, on terms approaching 2 out, led from last, kept on well run-in, reduced lead at the finish, won at Down Royal 2m mdn gd in Aug beating Khanmurjan (10-12) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Wild Shot 11-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, headway into 3rd before halfway, led over 2f out, soon ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Spruce Meadows (9-12) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp sft in Aug.
Ragtime Red (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Very slowly into stride and pushed along, soon in rear, pushed along again into straight and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Drakensberg (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 5f hcp gf in Aug.
Coolbawn Magic (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Pushed along briefly early to track leaders, soon dropped towards rear, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 8th of 16, 10l behind Bigger And Better (10-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp sft in Sep.
Sotomayor 3-1 (8-8) Raced wide close up, headway and very wide into straight 2f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Emenem (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.