Fasuba showed a bit of potential on Turf last season but looked better when coming here for the first time last month where he was always in the front rank before lack of race fitness took its toll in the closing stages. ICE CANYON was a losing favourite on his last three starts last term but wasn't beaten far and his overall form, especially when touched off by Holistic Approach at the Curragh with subsequent winner Spirit of Valor behind, should be good enough for this. The remainder with experience have shown little so the newcomer Beaming, from a yard in tremendous form, may prove more of a threat though her pedigree suggests she needs further.
Back To Focus (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Soon pushed along towards rear, never a factor, eased approaching final furlong, 14th of 15, dist behind Mctaggart (9-12) at Bellewstown 1m hcp sft in Aug.
Fasuba (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Broke well and disputed lead, ridden 1 1/2f out and 3rd 1f out, under pressure and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Red Sabor (8-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Apr.
Ice Canyon 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 3rd 1f out, under pressure and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Gorane (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Oct.
Beaming Shamardal filly out of Connecting.
Elegant Emmeline (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, raced in rear, pushed along to 4th halfway, soon 3rd, ridden in 4th over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 7 3/4l behind Florida Times (9-0) at Cork 5f mdn Yielding in Apr.
Rosa Klebb (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear, no impression fro 2f out, never a factor, 13th of 16, 16 1/4l behind De Boss Man (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn gf in Aug.