soon led, joined and disputed 2 1/2f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed 2 1/2f out, ridden 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, headed close home
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and drifted right over 2f out, no extra over 1f out
mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden towards outer 2f out, stayed on to press leaders inside final furlong, held in 3rd close home
towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden towards outer 2f out, some progress 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
mid-division early, towards rear before halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out
held up in rear, progress on rail 2f out, ridden into 6th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and closer on inner 2f out, under pressure in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
dwelt, pushed along and reminders early, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 10th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on inside final furlong
soon towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out
mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, soon no extra
chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and slightly hampered over 2f out, stayed on to press leader inside final furlong, led close home
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2 1/2f out, weakened
Geological has won four times around here but has had 42 races on the track. He was only beaten a nose over 6f a fortnight ago and his young rider is still able to claim 10lb so another big run is anticipated. Bay Of Skaill was beaten a short-head by the smart Surrounding over the track and trip two weeks ago and would be an obvious threat on that form though the one to take from the race is FOCUS OF ATTENTION. Joseph O'Brien's charge was having his first start on the surface and was held up to get the trip but finished fast and late and can continue his stable's fine run. The yard also run Proud And Elated, who is still a maiden but has dropped to her lowest ever mark. Gavin Cromwell is going well and Gunmaker, who couldn't quite get to Time Stands Still a couple of weeks ago, could see that form boosted in the previous race. The lightly-raced Royal Navy Warship won over 6f here in August and has been staying on in his subsequent starts over the minimum.
Geological (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Led, 5-length advantage halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and reduced advantage 1 1/2f out, headed under 1f out, kept on again close home, just failed, 2nd of 5, shd behind Lost Treasure (9-9) at Dundalk 6f pol in Sep.
Focus Of Attention (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Rear, 8th 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out where bit short of room, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Surrounding (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp fll pol in Oct.
Bay Of Skaill 9-1 (8-4) In touch on outer, improved to lead after 1 1/2f, ridden 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, disputed final 100 yards, headed on line, 2nd of 9, shd behind Surrounding (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp fll pol in Oct.
Dandys Gold (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Prominent early, 11th from halfway, headway and effort straight, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Ducky Mallon (9-6) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Militry Decoration (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Ridden along early, soon chased leaders, no impression on outer when slightly impeded into straight, 11th of 15, 13 1/4l behind Premier League (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp Yielding in Jul.
Fille Du Septembre (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, pushed along 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Shore Step (9-2) at Cork 6f hcp gd in Oct.
Gunmaker (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, progress towards inner 1 1/2f out, ridden to press leader inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Time Stands Still (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Sep.
Proud And Elated (FR) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leader, 7th halfway, ridden and switched left under 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening to 4th close home, 4th of 17, 8 1/4l behind Park Bloom (9-0) at Curragh 1m mdn fll gf in Jul.
Royal Navy Warship (USA) 15-8fav (9-2) Rear of mid-division, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 5th close home, 5th of 14, 3l behind Zig Zag Zyggy (9-2) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Daubney's Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and pushed along in rear early, 14th halfway, switched left under 2f out, ridden and headway 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 14, 7l behind Dubai Rainbow (9-1) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Oct.
Evies Wish (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Monumental Man (10-4) at Laytown 6f hcp pol in Sep.
Goodnite Irina (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division and 3rd on outer from halfway, ridden from 2f out and soon dropped to 4th, no extra and weakened from 1f out, last of 7, 6 3/4l behind My Silver Nails (9-6) at Roscommon 7f hcp fll gf in Jul.
Ahlan Bil Zain (FR) 5-1fav (9-9) Mid-division, ridden to close up behind leaders over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 3rd at line, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Time Stands Still (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Sep.
Alternate Peace (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Soon led, joined approaching halfway, pushed along and headed from 2f out, ridden and weakened from over 1f out, 7th of 15, 10 1/2l behind Shatharaat (9-5) at Listowel 7f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Roman Gal (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Bumped slightly early, mid-division, closed and effort when switched right under 2f out, kept on same pace after, 6th of 16, 7l behind Nam (9-8) at Naas 1m hcp gd in Oct.
Amazing One 50-1 (8-8) Soon raced in 6th, effort straight, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 9th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Caesar's Comet (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.