Experience looks the key in testing conditions and Bronze Age was having her third start when runner-up in heavy going at Limerick with Sagittarius Rising back in third. She'll stay further than this so with the ground in her favour has to be on the short-list ,though STELLAR ECLIPSE looks the one to be on. Dermot Weld's charge came up against a potentially useful type in Kenya at Cork and, though beaten a long way, will be unlucky to come up against one as good. After a promising debut over 7f on heavy ground at Listowel, Optional Necessity stepped up to a mile in similar conditions at Gowran but weakened quickly after showing up well so the drop in trip should suit. Princess Yaiza also ran well for a long way over a mile at the Curragh and is another dropping back in distance.
Bracebridge Hall (IRE) Rip Van Winkle gelding out of Zoola.
Case Stated (IRE) Approve colt out of Marju Lass.
Castrogiovanni (IRE) 11-4 (8-8) In rear, ridden and no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 6 3/4l behind Yolo Star (8-13) at Naas 5f hcp Yielding in Oct.
Sagittarius Rising (IRE) 100-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression in 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/4l behind Sunday Smart (8-8) at Limerick 7f mdn hvy in Oct.
Stellar Eclipse (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along to go 2nd 2f out, soon ridden and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Kenya (9-5) at Cork 7f mdn sft in Oct.
The Bourne Man (IRE) Lilbourne Lad colt out of Gay Heroine.
Wavepoint Swiss Spirit gelding out of Easy To Love.
Bronze Age (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden over 1f out and no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Sunday Smart (8-8) at Limerick 7f mdn hvy in Oct.
Extremely (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight, weakened, 9th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Shalailah (9-0) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Oct.
Face Off (CAN) 4-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra 1f out, 8th of 11, 13 1/4l behind Krispen (9-5) at Navan 6f mdn Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Feyan (IRE) 100-1 (8-6) Towards rear, pushed along and some headway entering straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 8th of 12, 10 1/2l behind Sunday Smart (8-8) at Limerick 7f mdn hvy in Oct.
Nkhata Bay (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 2f out, moderate 11th on outer 1f out, no impression, 10th of 16, 7 1/4l behind Aurora Eclipse (9-0) at Naas 5f mdn Yielding in Oct.
Optional Necessity (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-0) Disputed 2nd early, prominent, weakened from 1f out, 9th of 11, 15 1/4l behind Cimeara (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll hvy in Oct.
Princess Yaiza (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 9th of 14, 9l behind Ballet Shoes (9-0) at Curragh 1m mdn fll gf in Jul.
Take Action (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tight for room early, soon towards rear, dropped to last before straight, weakened, last of 12, dist behind Ball Girl (9-0) at Roscommon 7f mdn fll sft in Aug.
Tea Roses (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 28 3/4l behind Mister Magic (8-13) at Naas 6f Yielding in Oct.
Tuamhain 25-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, some headway under pressure from over 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Powersville (8-11) at Naas 6f sft in Sep.
Viva Italia (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Soon prominent, lost place over 2f out, no impression and edged left final furlong, soon no extra, 8th of 13, 9l behind Saracen Knight (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m mdn hvy in Oct.