towards rear, ridden and some progress on inner entering straight, no impression and eased over 1 1/2f out
rear of mid-division early, mid-division halfway, ridden into 7th 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace
chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 2 1/2f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
soon mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, no extra entering straight
rear of mid-division early, mid-division halfway, 9th 3f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out
chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, stayed on into 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, pressed for 2nd close home
dwelt and towards rear, ridden to progress on inner 4f out, 6th 3f out, stayed on into 2nd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong
mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression 2 1/2f out, kept on one pace straight
towards rear, ridden and progress on inner entering straight, 8th 2f out, no extra over 1f out
soon led, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, under pressure in 6th 2f out, soon no extra
chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out
chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace
chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear 3f out, no impression straight
rear of mid-division, progress travelling well 2f out, ridden into 7th 1 1/2f out, stayed on to lead 1f out, quickly clear inside final furlong, easily
mid-division, ridden into 9th 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out
chased leaders on outer, 6th halfway, ridden in 8th entering straight, lost place on outer 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out
always towards rear, ridden 4f out, soon no extra
always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2 1/2f out
mid-division early, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 3f out, no extra over 2f out
chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2f out, under pressure in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong
chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and lost place 3f out, under pressure in mid-division entering straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out
rear of mid-division, ridden and progress 2f out, 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, pressed 2nd close home
Mistiness won this for Paul Deegan a year ago from today's mark. He only ran once subsequently but there's no reason he won't go well again. Kieren Fallon is still looking for his first victory back in Ireland and Maknificent should give him a good ride, though he's 9lb higher than his victory at Killarney. Henry's Girl has had little racing for her age and showed she was still progressing when winning two of her last three in the summer. She can go well as can Navegante, who returned from a break with a fair run at Dundalk. SO FOCUSSED is a five-year-old with just three maiden runs to her name. She wouldn't have been kept in training if not considered capable of winning handicaps and her final run at Gowran, when beaten narrowly by Corocodile Rock, suggests she's well in off 68. Melanna is also lightly-raced for her age and should do well this season but Jack Blue appears to need further.
Coolfighter (GER) 8-1 (11-5) Disputed lead early, tracked leader after, 3rd at 6th, some slight mistakes, lost place from 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 11, dist behind Santo Prince (11-6) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Oct.
Henry's Girl (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Held up in last, good headway 3f out, 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Tramore 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug beating Carried (9-10) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Melanna (IRE) 7-2cfav (9-6) Soon raced in 6th, pushed along approaching straight, no impression from over 1f out, soon no extra, 7th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Political Policy (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Nov.
Alguazil 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along in 7th entering straight and soon no extra, eased final furlong, last of 10, 36 3/4l behind Robertstown (9-5) at Listowel 1m 4f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 7th halfway, closer in 5th 3 out, improved into close 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Copy Print (11-11) at Thurles 2m hcp Yielding in Nov.
Maknificent (IRE) 11-4fav (9-8) Soon led, joined 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Marise (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Oct.
Tetraites (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Soon mid-division, 9th approaching halfway, pushed along on outer into straight, dropped to rear and no extra from over 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 17, 27l behind Ningxai (9-7) at Navan 1m 2f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Newberry New (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Disputed early, chased leader, slight mistakes 2nd and 4th, 2nd halfway, closer 3 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no impression and slight mistake in 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Slowmotion (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m (1) Yielding - Soft in Mar.
So Focussed (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon 2nd, pressed winner 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Crocodile Rock (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn gd in Oct.
The Last Marju (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 13, 15 1/4l behind Poetic Choice (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Mar.
Dew Line (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14 3/4l behind Coreczka (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Mar.
Navegante 8-1 (9-2) Slightly awkward leaving stalls, soon raced in 8th, raced towards outer straight, one pace from under 2f out, 8th of 12, 4l behind All Body And Soul (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Mar.
Lara Carbonara (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Pushed along in rear, 17th halfway, ridden 3f out and no impression in 16th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 12th of 17, 25l behind Tribal Path (9-0) at Cork 7f hcp hvy in Mar.
Jeremys Joy (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 10th halfway, short of room and dropped to rear approaching straight, 13th 1f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 10 3/4l behind Tudor City (8-13) at Galway 1m hcp sft in Jul.
Angel Bay 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 17, 12 1/4l behind Bunk Off Early (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Our Lizzie (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, soon 4th, pushed along into straight, mistake 3 out, soon no extra and eased, not fluent 2 out, last of 9, dist behind All Souls (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Feb.
Jack Blue (IRE) 9-4fav (10-2) Prominent, ridden in close 3rd 2f out, went 2nd briefly 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Eshtiaal (12-3) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Mar.
Mistiness (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 11 1/4l behind Askmour (9-12) at Wexford 1m 3f hcp sft in Jul.
Specific Gravity (FR) 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along 2f out and soon no impression, no extra, 9th of 18, 18 1/4l behind Athloman Cottage (8-10) at Cork 1m hcp hvy in Mar.
Athenry Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, improved to chase winner and no impression final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 2 3/4l behind Prospector (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Scooping (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Led, slow 1st and soon headed, tracked leaders, progress to dispute before 6th, headed 4 out, no extra after next, weakened, 12th of 19, dist behind Just Cause (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar.
Whats The Plot (IRE) 5-2fav (9-8) A little keen, soon chased leaders, went moderate 3rd from 2f out, soon no impression, one pace,, 4th of 15, 4 3/4l behind Lagostovegas (9-3) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp Yielding in Jul.
Elm Grove (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Unruly in stalls, chased leaders, 2nd 4f out, ridden from 2f out and soon dropped to 5th, short of room inside final furlong and kept on into 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Along The Shore (9-6) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp sft in Oct.
Zero Euro (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 14th 4f out, ridden and raced wide into straight, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 16, 16 1/4l behind Last Garrison (9-4) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp sft in Oct.
Talsara (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 12th of 14, 10 1/4l behind Jan Van Eyck (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.