TIMIYRA was no match for an odds-on favourite when second at Thurles but Dermot Weld’s filly finished clear of the rest having shown enough to suggest she can win at this level. The Algarve posted a better effort at Gowran without threatening the winner and finished well ahead of Willamette Valley while Hymn Book Too will find this easier after struggling in Listed company at Leopardstown. Native Queen is a newcomer to note.
Aintasaint (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Blackwitch Woman.
Hymn Book Too (IRE) 150-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and pushed along in rear early, hampered after 2f, ridden 3f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 11l behind Panama Red (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f lst fll stks (1) gd in Sep.
Maura's Gift (IRE) 80-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride and in rear, pushed along and not clear run 1 1/2f out, switched right and ridden in rear of mid-division 1f out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 9th of 13, 9 3/4l behind Torn (9-3) at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Oct.
Native Queen (IRE) No Nay Never filly out of Beach Of Falesa.
The Algarve (USA) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression in 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 5 1/2l behind History (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll Yielding in Sep.
Timiyra (FR) 4-1 (9-2) Disputed lead early until headed after 1f, soon tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Voice Of Angels (9-2) at Thurles 1m mdn fll Yielding in Oct.
Zebos Beanos (IRE) 250-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 14, 26 1/2l behind Pirate Jenny (9-2) at Cork 6f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Willamette Valley (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 13 1/4l behind History (9-2) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll Yielding in Sep.