Arnhem belied a 50/1 SP with a promising introduction last week and looks certain to do better. She finished a couple of lengths behind Misty At Sea though the latter had the benefit of an earlier run. Ballykelly Venture wasn't beaten far when staying on over a mile three weeks ago but this could prove on the short side. Henry De Bromhead has been unable to find a race for Royal Highness, just touched off in a course and distance claimer before leading at this trip the next twice and being run out of it close home. Gentle M'am has a speedy pedigree but the one to note here is ANNIE B, who cost 190,000gns as a foal which is hardly surprising given she's a half-sister to 10 winners, several on the all-weather.
Arnhem (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway and soon pushed along, ridden and edged left to go 3rd under 2f out, kept on and drifted further left, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Blametheshady (9-5) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Nov.
Bluesman 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, soon raced in 7th, no impression from 2f out, 9th of 10, 15 3/4l behind Sceptical (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Nov.
Legendre 50-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 10th 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 22 3/4l behind Patrick Sarsfield (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Lets Get Started (IRE) 66-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, 8th entering straight, ridden and no impression under 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 10 3/4l behind Grandmaster Flash (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Nov.
Misty At Sea (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden under 2f out and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Blametheshady (9-5) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Nov.
Shawaf 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out and soon lost place, no extra final furlong, 13th of 14, 8l behind Arcanears (9-1) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Super Schemer (USA) Super Saver gelding out of Hafifah.
Wisaka (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon in rear, raced on outer straight, no impression under 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening, 6th of 10, 10l behind Sceptical (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Nov.
Annie B (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Elshamms.
Ballykelly Venture (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden and some headway on inner under 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Trish's Company (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Nov.
Gentle M'am (IRE) Morpheus filly out of Gentle Soul.
Otilah (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, a little keen, waited with towards rear, headway from 3f out, slightly impeded over 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening after, 10th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Patrick Sarsfield (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Royal Highness (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, travelled well to challenge 2f out and soon led, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Trish's Company (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Nov.
Taaldara (IRE) 80-1 (8-11) Always behind, outpaced and struggling over 3f out, kept on late, last of 7, 12 1/4l behind Davydenko (9-9) at Thirsk 1m stks (5) gf in Jun.
Nanning City (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Led early, disputed 4th before halfway, pushed along from 3f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, last of 8, 36l behind Mujid (9-7) at Killarney 1m mdn gd in May.
Go West Young Lad (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th at halfway, ridden 3f out, weakened, 8th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Tidal Action (9-0) at Navan 1m 5f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Dashing Swan (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear and pushed along early, never a factor, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 14, 18 1/4l behind Trish's Company (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Nov.