Big Gossey showed promise on testing ground over 6f at the Curragh before coming here a fortnight ago and chasing home Corrienthes over the trip with the remainder well beaten. Joseph O'Brien has four entries. It's a surprise that Tinkerbells Effect hasn't lost her maiden tag as she had some smart early season form on Turf. She didn't seem suited by 6f in a nursery here last time having finished a close fourth in a similar even over the track and trip. She's ridden by a claimer here with Wayne Lordan on her stable companion BOMBSHELL, who is by No Nay Never out of a 6f winner that has produced winners with her first two foals. She should have speed to burn and went for 135,000gns as a yearling then a massive E575,000 at the Argana Breeze-up in May. The stable's San Juan had a couple of moderate runs on Polytrack when trained in the UK while Johan The Great takes a big drop in trip after running over 7f here and an extended 6f at Limerick.
Big Gossey (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Always prominent, a little keen, wandered slightly from under 2f out and effort, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3 3/4l behind Corrienthes (9-5) at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in Nov.
Illetas (IRE) Power colt out of Holy Matrimony.
Johan The Great (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outer, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 13, 11l behind Miss Myers (8-10) at Limerick 7f mdn hvy in Oct.
Life And Strife (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear and pushed along, soon checked and ran freely in rear, 9th halfway, no headway, detached 1f out, never a factor, last of 9, 16 1/4l behind Dolce Sicily (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn gd in Jun.
Passing Nod 7-1 (9-5) Prominent early, chased leaders, switched left over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 9 1/2l behind Donnybrook (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f stks (4) hvy in Oct.
Red Beacon (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) A little slow into stride, towards rear early, good headway on outer to be close up inside first 2f, no extra 1 1/2f out, 9th of 16, 14 1/4l behind San Pedro (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn Soft - Heavy in Oct.
San Juan (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, hung right over 2f out, stayed on closing stages, never a threat, 5th of 9, 7l behind Dance Fever (9-9) at Kempton 6f stks (5) pol in Sep.
All About Ivy (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon recovered and mid-division halfway, pushed along and no impression on outer under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Music To My Ears (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Nov.
Bombshell (IRE) No Nay Never filly out of Miss Azeza.
Chanell Eclipse (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt and edged left, soon pushed along in rear, raced on outer straight, some headway but no impression when switched right over 1f out, one pace, 11th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Corrienthes (9-5) at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in Nov.
Elusive Spirit (IRE) 100-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 13, 17 1/2l behind Miss Myers (8-10) at Limerick 7f mdn hvy in Oct.
Hija De La Luna (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outer, ran freely, 5th halfway, pushed along and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 12th of 13, 15 1/4l behind Music To My Ears (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Nov.
Sampers Seven (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, waited with behind leaders, raced on inner straight and headway, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 9 1/4l behind Corrienthes (9-5) at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in Nov.
Tinkerbells Effect (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, effort straight, one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind The King Of Kells (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Zeeshan (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, edged left 2f out, soon no impression and weakened, last of 14, 21 3/4l behind So Suave (9-1) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Nov.
Secret Sacrament (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, soon disputed lead, headed after 2f, pushed along before halfway, lost position and no extra over 1f out, 11th of 12, 12 3/4l behind Siamese (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Sep.
Max's Dandy (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd approaching halfway, soon effort, weakened from over 1f out, 16th of 22, 17l behind Elusive King (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn hvy in Nov.