towards rear, progress when tight for room and switched left to inner 1 1/2f out, chased winner and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace and dropped to 3rd near line
soon raced in 3rd, pushed along approaching straight, kept on without troubling winner inside final furlong into 2nd near line
pushed along early to be soon close up, almost on terms after 3f, led before straight, ridden to assert from over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong
dwelt, soon raced in 4th, closed halfway, pushed along before straight, not match winner when edged slightly right 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, one pace
led, almost joined after 3f, headed before straight, pushed along over 2f out and soon no impression, weakened from over 1f out
towards rear, effort straight, one pace from over 1f out
Damselfly has been running at Listed and Group 3 level since landing a course and distance nursery in October but has looked as though a longer trip was needed in her last two starts. Mattymolls Gaga has also been competing at a higher level since landing a maiden here in July and has changed stables. BOND STREET took a while to lose his maiden tag but did so at Dundalk last month. He's since run really well in tough handicaps at the Curragh and didn't get the best of runs last time so can make amends here. Highly Approved completed a hat-trick in minor company at Dundalk in the spring but will need a bit more here while My Mystique hasn't run since losing her maiden tag on the latter track in September though her stable has struck form. So Long Marianne made a successful debut on testing ground at Naas and though unable to cope with Listed company on a return visit ran well for a long way.
Damselfly (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up in 5th, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Turret Rocks (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 1f lst stks (1) gf in May.
Mattymolls Gaga (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed after 2f, soon 3rd, 4th after 3f, under pressure in 3rd entering straight, ridden over 1f out, weakened under 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Nelson (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 stks (1) Good - Yielding in Sep.
Bond Street (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Soon tracked leaders, not much room briefly under 2f out, switched left 1f out, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Medal Of Honour (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.
Highly Approved (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra, eased inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 15 3/4l behind My Snowdrop (9-6) at Listowel 7f hcp gd in Jun.
My Mystique (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, switched left and closed 1 1/2f out, progress to 3rd 1f out, soon ridden, headway to lead narrowly final 100 yards, kept on best, won at Dundalk 7f mdn fll pol in Sep beating Shalailah (9-0) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
So Long Marianne (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 7 1/2l behind Mrs Gallagher (9-0) at Naas 5f lst fll stks (1) Good - Yielding in May.