quick into stride, led early, soon joined, headed soon after 1f and tracked leaders, pushed along and led again over 2f out, joined over 1f out, soon headed, no extra and one pace inside final furlong
High Altitude won this last year off a higher mark and meets stablemate Sharp Focus on better terms than when fourth behind the latter over track and trip last month. Takeachancejimmy has been threatening to get his head back in front and has the beating of Spiorad Saoirse on recent form while Red Striker ran well over track and trip before struggling over 7f at Galway. But INSANE BOLT (NAP) has improved for the addition of headgear and was narrowly beaten by the progressive Tauran Shaman in a tougher handicap than this at Galway last time. Johnny Murtagh’s charge is fancied to go one better in this.
Charcor (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression from over 1f out, last of 8, 8 1/4l behind Elite Trooper Grey (9-0) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp gd in Aug.
Red Striker (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Towards rear on outer, kept on same pace without threatening straight, 11th of 16, 7 1/4l behind Make A Challenge (9-7) at Galway 7f hcp gd in Jul.
Spiorad Saoirse 13-2 (9-9) Prominent, led after 2f, pushed along and 2l lead entering straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Elite Trooper Grey (9-0) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp gd in Aug.
Insane Bolt (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, a little keen, effort from over 2f out, on terms approaching straight, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on well, just denied at the finish, 2nd of 12, shd behind Tauran Shaman (9-7) at Galway 1m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
Outside Inside (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Raced in main group near side, in touch, pushed along 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 15, 3 3/4l behind Peshkova (8-7) at Cork 7f hcp fll gd in Aug.
Takeachancejimmy (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ran freely early, 4th halfway, ridden to dispute 2nd when short of room inner entering straight, challenged and led over 1f out, kept on, headed close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Elite Trooper Grey (9-0) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp gd in Aug.
Treble Cone 16-1 (10-0) Soon towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression and switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace without threatening, 12th of 17, 10 1/4l behind One Cool Poet (9-10) at Galway 1m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
Sharp Focus 9-2 (8-13) Waited with, soon towards rear, closed up on outer to chase leaders over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5 1/2l behind One Cool Poet (9-12) at Galway 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
High Altitude (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, slightly impeded under 2f out and effort, kept on without matching front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 19, 3l behind Airgead (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp gf in Aug.
Mr Ormsby (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Led briefly early, held up in touch, effort on outer straight, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Koybig (9-5) at Killarney 1m hcp gd in Jul.