slowly into stride, always towards rear
soon prominent, 3rd approaching straight, one pace from over 1f out
soon mid-division, 9th halfway, one pace from over 1f out
dwelt, held up, a little keen, no impression from 2f out
soon tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd approaching straight, challenged 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on well
held up, 11th halfway, headway straight, kept on without threatening final furlong
dwelt, soon tracked leaders, 6th halfway, one pace from over 1f out
never better than mid-division
held up, no impression from 2f out
soon tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 4th approaching straight, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
soon tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 5th approaching straight, one pace from over 1f out
awkward leaving stalls and slowly into stride, towards rear for most, never a factor
soon led, strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace
chased leaders, 8th halfway, 6th approaching straight, one pace from over 1f out
chased leaders, 7th halfway, kept on same pace from under 2f out
soon mid-division, kept on same pace from under 2f out
dwelt, held up, no impression from 2f out
dwelt, held up, no impression from 2f out
soon mid-division, 10th and pushed along halfway, headway but one pace from over 1f out
soon mid-division, 12th halfway, kept on same pace from under 2f out
Dermot Weld has been unable to get victories out of either Waitaki or Creme De La despite the fact both have some smart form in strong company to their credit. Pat Smullen has chosen the former though he probably had a tough decision to make. Flaming Sea made her belated racecourse debut at the Curragh earlier this month and started favourite. The very expensive daughter of Sea The Stars couldn't quite get to the winner but that should have brought her on enough to make her presence felt in this better class event. BAY OF BISCAY (NAP) was having his first start since last September when producing a superb effort behind the very smart Vigil at Navan, He won't be facing anything of that winner's quality here and can go one better.
Redwood Boy (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along approaching straight, slight mistake 3 out, soon no extra, 14th of 16, 28 1/2l behind King's Wharf (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp gd in Jul.
Bay of Biscay (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and progress into 2nd under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 16, shd behind Vigil (9-13) at Navan 1m 5f mdn Yielding - Soft in Oct.
Dandy Dude (IRE) Dandy Man gelding out of Queen Of Fibres.
Dandy Rock (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Balgren.
Escondida (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Held up, 25th from halfway, one pace from over 1f out, 16th of 30, 10 1/2l behind Glass House (8-10) at Curragh 6f stks Yielding in Sep.
Fountain (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2 1/2f out, no impression, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 18, 17 1/4l behind Stormingin (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn sft in Oct.
The Lords Walk 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 3f out, no extra 2f out, 11th of 14, 26 3/4l behind Master Ring (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3f mdn sft in Oct.
Rubenesque (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly away, soon raced in mid-division, no impression over 3f out, weakened under 3f out, 14th of 18, dist behind Stormingin (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Abiquiu (IRE) Roderic O'connor filly out of Keenes Royale.
Adieux (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, headway 2f out to be prominent, 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Balcony (9-0) at Navan 1m mdn fll sft in Sep.
Creme De La (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Prominent, soon led, under pressure and headed over 2f out, kept on final furlong, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 18, 1/2l behind Stormingin (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Dancing Doll (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, 13th approaching straight, some headway but no impression over 1f out, kept on well without threatening final furlong, 8th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Wild As The Wind (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Duchess Of France (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent and led after 1f, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 14, 35 3/4l behind London (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Oct.
Flaming Sea (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, ridden to chase winner and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Wild As The Wind (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Hamley (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, some progress 2f out and ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind London (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Oct.
Musical Jewel (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear and 10th 4f out, slightly short of room over 2f out and soon pushed along, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8 1/4l behind Cirin Toinne (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn fll gd in Jul.
Repare Mon (IRE) Big Bad Bob filly out of Breakmeheart.
The Last Indian (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, no impression straight, 16th of 17, dist behind Nanabad (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Waitaki (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Soon raced in 6th, ridden to go moderate 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Truffles (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Louth Lion (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 9th of 15, 15 1/4l behind Black Hawk War (9-5) at Limerick 1m mdn sft in Oct.
Nanacaulsitesker (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) Held up, 12th approaching straight, soon no extra, last of 15, dist behind Wild As The Wind (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f mdn fll gd in Oct.
Buddha's Secret 33-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along and some headway straight, soon no impression, kept on, 8th of 18, 13 3/4l behind Truffles (9-0) at Fairyhouse 7f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Maladh Tamayuz filly out of Malakaat.