SAYESSE (NAP) has never run here but scored twice on the surface in the UK. He arrives with a penalty for a comfortable victory on heavy ground at Gowran on Monday but that doesn't look enough to prevent a quick follow-up. Dubai Rainbow has run three times here and won twice including a month ago when making all over a mile. He was well clear at this trip and, though 6lb higher, looks certain to give a good account. Midnitemudcrabs is on a long losing run but has been going very well on Turf and should make a bold bid to add to his two victories on the track. Magic Fountain has only run four times and showed much more dash at Thurles so it's possible she could be much better than a 69-rated handicapper while Fascinating Spirit is improving gradually and will be winning soon from this sort of mark.
Magic Fountain (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, led after 2f, joined approaching straight, headed from 2f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 14, 3 1/4l behind Acapella Blu (9-0) at Thurles 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Khafaaq 5-1 (8-11) Disputed, headed after 2f and chased leaders, 4th halfway, closer in 2nd 3f out, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1 1/2f out, 2nd and no impression on leader 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd near line, 4th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Njord (9-5) at Curragh 1m hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Red Phoenix (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Soon rear of mid-division, some headway straight, no impression over 1f out, 13th of 14, 9l behind Sir Ottoman (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Sep.
Sayesse 12-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 3rd and ridden 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f hcp hvy in Oct beating Rudisha (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Midnitemudcrabs (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Held up mid-division, niggled along and headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Mabo (8-13) at Ffos Las 7f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Prime Chief (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Mid-division early, 13th 3f out, soon some headway, no extra from over 1f out, 14th of 24, 20 1/4l behind Make Me Sway (9-0) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Sep.
Al Batal 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, on terms 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Buzz Killington (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Oct.
Piper Bomb (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching halfway, switched left over 1 1/2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 3 3/4l behind Eastern Racer (10-0) at Thurles 1m hcp Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Loughanlea Lass (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division early, 11th 3f out, soon pushed along and one pace, 20th of 22, 24 1/4l behind Acari (9-9) at Curragh 1m hcp sft in Aug.
Rain Or Shine (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching halfway, some headway over 1f out, soon one pace, 8th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Cautious Approach (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Oct.
Fascinating Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, travelling smoothly straight, switched left 2f out and headway, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, headed inside final 50yds and kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Buzz Killington (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Oct.
Ask Delaney 28-1 (8-7) Edged left leaving stalls, mid-division early, pushed along halfway, one pace final furlong, 18th of 22, 5 1/4l behind Early Call (9-5) at Navan 6f hcp gf in Sep.
Masalai (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, checked over 3f out and soon pushed along, no impression, never a factor, 12th of 13, 17 1/4l behind Goodnite Irina (9-7) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Jun.
The Perch (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway 3 out and pushed along in 5th next, pecked last, ridden and kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 12, 11 1/2l behind Mohart (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Sep.
Pretty Smart (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear on far side, some headway 2f out, 8th and ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 23, 3 1/4l behind Doonard Prince (8-10) at Navan 5f hcp sft in Oct.
Keep Dreaming (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 7th halfway, ridden and no extra over 3f out, 12th of 13, dist behind Kiss For A Jewel (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn fll Soft - Heavy in Aug.
Dubai Rainbow (IRE) 9-2fav (9-8) Made all, pushed along to assert entering straight, ridden and kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, reduced lead close home, held on, won at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep beating Roman Warrior (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.