Joseph O'Brien has two entries from the Flat. All India made his debut at Tramore last month and showed plenty of potential though he has no National Hunt relatives in his pedigree unlike dual Flat winner Apparition, who is a half-brother to six winners including a hurdler. MASTERSTONEMASON has been improving with every run and, after finishing 5l behind Grey Waters at Killarney, was a neck behind that winner on heavy ground at Listowel. That experience should count in these conditions and he can get off the mark. Foxy Lass was well behind in that latter event though showed massive improvement to score at Ballinrobe last week but Minnie Dahill, who started a short-priced favourite at Listowel after impressing at Down Royal, came home a disappointing fifth.
All India 9-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, pushed along briefly early, ridden in moderate 5th on outer over 2f out, moderate 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Turnabout (9-7) at Tramore 1m 4f mdn Yielding in Aug.
Apparition (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Raced in 7th early, not much room early straight, closed and kept on well without matching principals inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3/4l behind Panstarr (8-4) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp sft in Sep.
Imbucato 11-4 (8-13) Held up, headway chasing leaders halfway, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Topmeup (8-13) at Chepstow 1m hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Masterstonemason (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 4th after 4th, progress to close before last, ridden and strongly challenged leader run-in, kept on, not match winner close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Grey Waters (10-7) at Listowel 2m Grp 3 hvy in Sep.
Verse Of Love (FR) 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear, progress into 6th 4f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 7th of 13, 32 3/4l behind Brazos (9-5) at Listowel 1m 4f mdn hvy in Sep.
Foxy Lass 14-1 (10-5) Disputed lead, headed before 4 out, disputed lead again and ridden 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on well run-in, to regain lead close home, won at Ballinrobe 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep beating Azua Emery (10-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Cul An Ti (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, dropped to 19th 4f out, ridden and kept on well over 1f out, never on terms, 12th of 22, 6 1/4l behind Delaire (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Little Princess (GER) 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway after 4 out and led next, soon pushed along and headed after next, ridden and no impression approaching last, no extra, 4th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Minnie Dahill (10-5) at Down Royal 2m mdn Yielding in Sep.
Minnie Dahill (IRE) 6-4fav (10-7) Towards rear, improved to 7th after 4th, 6th before 3 out, closed in 3rd 2 out where not fluent, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 13, 18l behind Grey Waters (10-7) at Listowel 2m Grp 3 hvy in Sep.