rear of mid-division, pushed along after 2f, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, no extra, never a factor
mid-division, switched left and went 4th under 2f out, soon ridden and progress in 2nd over 1f out, under pressure and led 100 yards out, kept on well
towards rear, pushed along and no impression entering straight, switched left and ridden 2f out, 7th over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong
always towards rear, never a factor, ridden early straight and no extra under 2f out, weakened, tailed off
prominent and led after 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, 4th and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out and soon slightly hampered, went 3rd 1f out and kept on one pace
mid-division, pushed along and no impression 2f out, soon no extra, weakened
broke well, settled back into rear of mid-division, pushed along 2f out and ridden in 6th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression in 5th over 1f out, soon no extra and weakened
soon led, ran freely, headed after 3f, ridden to lead again 2f out and 2 lengths clear over 1f out, under pressure and headed 100 yards out, no impression on winner
VORMIR led 2f out and ran on strongly when landing a similar race under a big weight over 6f at Naas last week and, though this looks tougher, can complete a quick double. Runner-up Be Like The Bird stayed on well but was receiving 13lb so looks held. Johnny Murtagh tries Borelli in a visor and the grey ran well for a long way in a strong Listowel handicap earlier this month along with stable companion Kenshibu, who has since performed with credit in another decent handicap. Chrysalism landed a Curragh nursery before finding 5f too sharp in a tough Navan event but has yet to prove she stays this far. Grey Serge takes a drop in class but has to concede a stone to the selection.
Grey Serge 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, 9th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Santiago (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn sft in Sep.
Chrysalism (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Raced in 2nd, pushed along under 2f out, dropped to 4th over 1f out, no extra and one pace after, 4th of 6, 4 3/4l behind Air Force Jet (9-9) at Navan 5f hcp gf in Sep.
Talking Tough (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, pushed along 2f out, 8th and ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace on outer inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Phase After Phase (9-5) at Bellewstown 5f mdn gd in Aug.
Capelli Rossi (IRE) 100-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, last entering straight, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, last of 12, 15l behind For The Trees (8-10) at Sligo 6f mdn fll gd in Aug.
Kenshibu (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 12th of 20, 10 1/4l behind Luke Short (9-6) at Naas 1m hcp gd in Sep.
Borelli (IRE) 13-2 (8-4) Tracked leaders early, checked after 3f and pushed along towards rear approaching straight, ridden and no extra under 2f out, 7th of 8, 9 1/2l behind Franklin Street (8-10) at Listowel 1m hcp sft in Sep.
Eclector 9-4fav (8-9) Prominent, 2nd halfway, led briefly over 2f out, ridden and no impression in 2nd over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Simply True (9-3) at Down Royal 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Be Like The Bird (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along in 6th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 2nd final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Vormir (9-8) at Naas 6f gd in Sep.
Impetuous 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 17 3/4l behind Santiago (9-5) at Listowel 1m mdn sft in Sep.
Vormir (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Chased leader and prominent, led 2f out, ridden and pressed 1 1/2f out, kept on well to assert inside final furlong, won at Naas 6f gd in Sep beating Be Like The Bird (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.