pushed along briefly early, chased leaders, 5th halfway and soon pushed along again, no impression 2f out, soon no extra
soon tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, challenged straight, kept on well close home
soon tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along approaching straight, no impression 1 1/2f out, soon no extra
soon disputed lead, led 2f out, pressed and kept on well inside final furlong, headed near line
held up in touch, soon in rear, closed to track leaders 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead near line
soon disputed lead, pushed along and headed 2f out, no impression when tight for room near line
swished tail, took keen hold early, held up in touch, 6th halfway, pushed along under 3f out, no impression on outer into straight, soon no extra
BRIAN'S BRIDE hasn't been seen since a fair debut over the minimum at the Curragh in May but, with her yard in excellent form and the longer trip certain to suit, she looks the one to be on. Colin Keane rides so she's presumably the stable pick over newcomer Palariva. Another first-timer, Muizenberg Rock, has a fine pedigree so it's surprising to see him making his debut at this level. Ballot Box hadn't shown much before a reasonable nursery debut at the Curragh where she was always up with the pace but Play Your Part was well beaten at Navan, though that was over the minimum and this looks more like her trip. Dylan Hogan's claim should ensure a good run from Moonstone Rose, who hasn't been beaten far in either start.
Moonstone Rose (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along 2f out and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Tamboureen (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m mdn gd in Jul.
Muizenberg Rock (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Muizenberg Nights.
Shecanrally (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Prominent and disputed, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened, 14th of 15, 21 1/2l behind Outside Inside (8-12) at Gowran Park 7f mdn fll Yielding in Jul.
Ballot Box 10-1 (8-5) Soon led, headed and dropped to 2nd before halfway, regained lead from 2f out, pressed over 1f out and soon headed, no extra under pressure inside final furlong and dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Golden Spell (9-7) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jul.
Island Affair (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Dwelt, chased leaders, 4th approaching straight, no impression over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 6 1/2l behind Deep Breath (8-6) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn fll gd in Jul.
Brian's Bride (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, no extra, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Actress (9-0) at Curragh 5f mdn fll gd in May.
Play Your Part (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) In rear, 9th halfway, no impression, detached over 1f out, kept on same pace, never a factor, 8th of 9, 12 1/4l behind I Am Power (9-7) at Navan 5f mdn gf in Jul.
Palariva (IRE) Palavicini filly out of Pairumani Princess.