soon led, pushed along before straight, narrowly headed inside final furlong, kept on well without quite matching winner
towards rear, took keen hold, pushed along on outer into straight and closed, no extra final furlong
towards rear, pushed along to close approaching final furlong, kept on same pace without threatening
tracked leaders, pushed along into straight, challenged and gained narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on well
soon raced in 2nd, pushed along approaching final furlong, no impression in 3rd when switched right closing stages and one pace
tracked leaders, effort between horses over 1f out, soon no impression, one pace
Allegio took advantage of heavy ground to win two handicaps at Cork in a canter but couldn't produce a repeat on fast going at the Curragh. Marshall Jennings gained his first success in two years on his reappearance at Naas, when Zorion was behind, but usually does best on slightly easier ground. Tennessee Wildcat doesn't win very often but generally goes well around here and he won this in 2015. BELLA ESTRELLA completed a double in August and though unable to land a hat-trick on her reappearance in Listed company at Gowran she showed up nicely and can make enough progress to take this. Belle Boyd hasn't had much experience but wasn't beaten far in a Dundalk Listed contest when last seen in October and is likely to improve this campaign. After making a winning start at Cork a year ago, Mamba Noire ran in top company culminating in a fine effort in the Group 2 Lowther at York.
Allegio (IRE) 6-1fav (10-1) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 17, 12 1/2l behind Aared (8-13) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp gf in May.
Marshall Jennings (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Mid-division, progress in 6th 2f out, ridden to challenge 1 1/2f out, disputed 1f out, edged ahead final 100 yards, kept on well closing stages, won at Naas 1m hcp Good - Yielding in May beating Tony The Gent (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 17, 7 1/2l behind Aared (8-13) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp gf in May.
Zorion 4-1fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Patuano (8-6) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in May.
Belle Boyd 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inner, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Goldrush (9-3) at Dundalk 1m lst fll stks (1) pol in Oct.
Mamba Noire (FR) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Threading (9-0) at York 6f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gs in Aug.
Bella Estrella (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no impression in 4th, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Turret Rocks (9-9) at Gowran Park 1m 1f lst stks (1) gf in May.