Oiche Mhaith Boy completed a hat-trick in the spring and is only 2lb higher than his last victory, though he hasn't run well in two recent starts over timber. Kevin Manning was on board DALMATIA when his mount just failed to hold the late thrust of Rashaan over the track and trip in August and the combination can go one better. Mydor is always capable of winning a race such as this but ran poorly over fences at the beginning of the month while Along The Shore keeps going up in the weights without winning, though she can take her revenge on Limerick conqueror Caridadi over this longer trip. The three-year-old Sackfullofdreams won three minor races in France and will be interesting when sent hurdling.
Oiche Mhaith Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Disputed early, 2nd before 2nd, driven before 2 out and dropped to 3rd, no extra, last of 3, 12 3/4l behind Missy Tata (10-13) at Limerick 2m 2f Yielding in Oct.
Dalmatia (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Led, ridden 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed close home, headed on line, 2nd of 6, shd behind Rashaan (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn gd in Aug.
Coolfighter (GER) 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, 5th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind To Choose (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Oct.
Along The Shore (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Mid-division, progress into 2nd 3f out, ridden 2f out, closed on leader 1f out, stayed on to dispute final 100 yards, 2nd last 50 yards and kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Caridadi (9-0) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp sft in Oct.
Sir Raston (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, edged right 2f out, no impression when impeded 1f out, no extra, 17th of 26, 6 3/4l behind New Direction (8-4) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Azamesse (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Jumped left 1st, raced in 7th early, not much room briefly after 7th, close up when slight mistake 2 out, one pace straight, 7th of 18, 11 3/4l behind Rolling Revenge (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Whats The Plot (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up, pushed along straight, one pace from over 1f out, 14th of 26, 5 3/4l behind New Direction (8-4) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Mydor (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Held up, 9th at 4th, no extra approaching straight, 8th of 13, dist behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f Yielding in Oct.
Sackfullofdreams (IRE) (9-1) 2nd of 10, nk behind Master Eleven (8-11) at Vichy 1m 4f stks gs in Jul.
King Christophe (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along straight, one pace from over 1f out, 12th of 26, 4 3/4l behind New Direction (8-4) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Lazio (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon led, pushed along and pressed over 2f out, soon headed and ridden, no extra and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Motherland (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f mdn Yielding in Jun.
Tap Focus (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, 7th halfway, 8th over 4f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Melanna (9-11) at Galway 1m 4f hcp sft in Sep.
Caridadi (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, progress on outer 2 1/2f out, ridden into 6th 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on to dispute final 100 yards, led last 50 yards and kept on well, won at Limerick 1m 3f hcp sft in Oct beating Along The Shore (9-11) by 1l, 15 ran.
Athenry Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Close up, soon led and disputed, pressed straight, headed and kept on same pace from 1f out, 5th of 26, 1 1/4l behind New Direction (8-4) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Auld Brig (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leader, slow jump 1st, lost place and pushed along from 3 out, no extra next, 6th of 10, 33l behind Lord Justice (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m gd in Oct.
Lostforwords (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) Soon tracked leaders, 4th before halfway, soon pushed along, no extra 2f out, 10th of 15, 10 1/2l behind Wild As The Wind (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Galloping Anger 16-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden 4f out, some modest late progress from 2f out, 10th of 22, 11 1/4l behind Sports Barrow (9-5) at Navan 1m 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Forcefull (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, dist behind Sporty Yankee (9-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (5) sft in Sep.
New Direction (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Soon close up and disputed lead, challenged and on terms 2f out, led from 1f out, pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct beating Universal Focus (8-8) by 3/4l, 26 ran.
Get Out Of Jail (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Prominent and led after 1st, 4 lengths clear halfway, pushed along and headed approaching straight, soon no extra and dropped to rear, weakened, last of 12, 36 3/4l behind Jack The Wire (10-2) at Listowel 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Bomber Jackson (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Mid-division, progress 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon disputed, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, 2nd closing stages, just prevailed for 2nd at line, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Grande Waltz (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp sft in Oct.