tracked leaders, short of room and lost place after 1 1/2f, mid-division halfway, switched left and ridden under 2f out, some headway in 5th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
Ken's Sam's is a regular around here and has scored three times though it's taken 24 runs to reach that total. TY ROCK BRANDY is 1-11 on the track but she's also won four times at Wolverhampton. She arrives in good form and didn't quite get the run of the race three weeks ago so can gain compensation. Ever Rock, three times a winner on Turf for Stan Moore, makes her debut on the track for new connections but is 0-9 on the all-weather in the UK while Pillar, four times a winner on Turf, continues to frustrate and is now 0-26 on the all-weather. Noirvento is generally thereabouts on Turf but is another newcomer to the surface while Blastofmagic has won around here and has changed stables.
Compton's Finale 7-1 (10-0) A little slow into stride and soon slightly impeded, rear of mid-division, headway and effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 11th of 14, 5 1/2l behind May Remain (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Ty Rock Brandy (IRE) 5-2fav (9-12) Bumped with rival leaving stalls, soon tracked leaders, effort straight, kept on without threatening winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind May Remain (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
It's All A Joke (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Soon towards rear, raced on outer straight and headway and effort, kept on same pace final furlong, 9th of 14, 5l behind May Remain (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Ever Rock (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Dwelt outpaced, ridden halfway, never a factor, last of 5, 10 3/4l behind Irene May (9-7) at Bath 5f hcp (5) fm in Sep.
Pleasant Gesture (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Rear of mid-division in centre, no extra under 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 21st of 23, 23 1/4l behind Doonard Prince (8-10) at Navan 5f hcp sft in Oct.
Ken's Sam's (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, some headway under 2f out, pushed along and switched right 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Khafaaq (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Nov.
Polly Douglas (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) A little slow into stride and pushed along briefly, soon tracked leaders, pushed along again briefly between horses inside first 2f, effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 14, 4 1/4l behind May Remain (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Pillar 8-1 (9-2) Led or disputed lead, led halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, hd behind Bellick (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Blastofmagic 6-1 (9-7) In touch, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Super Florence (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Last Judgment (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear and 15th from halfway, ridden on outer from 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 13th of 18, 10 1/2l behind Wilderness (9-11) at Cork 1m hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.
Boughtinthedark (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on outer, effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind May Remain (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Hot Stuff 150-1 (9-6) Pushed along briefly early, chased leaders, effort straight, no extra from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 12 1/4l behind Blue Uluru (9-1) at Dundalk 5f pol in Sep.
Straffan (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Slightly bumped rival start, chased leaders, a little keen, effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3l behind May Remain (9-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Nov.
Ascot Dreamer 25-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed under 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Nigg Bay (9-10) at Dundalk 6f pol in Nov.
Paved Paradise (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra 1 1/2f out, 12th of 13, 13 1/2l behind Bellick (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Knockgraffon Lass (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Prominent and disputed lead, 2nd halfway, 4th and ridden under 2f out, soon no impression and no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Bellick (9-7) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Noirvento (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, closer in 8th 2f out, soon ridden, 11th 1f out, ran on well final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Teddy Boy (9-0) at Navan 5f hcp Yielding in Oct.