RED PERSIAN'S victory at Leopardstown came over 7f but he showed he had the pace for this in a strong nursery at Navan last time and his rider's claim is a real bonus. He's taken to concede weight all round though Yolo Star followed a cracking effort behind Actress at the Curragh in May by beating Damselfly, a subsequent winner, at Cork a few days later. The fact that she hasn't run since is a concern and the runner-up's yard is represented by Castrogiovanni, who was in the lead at this trip in a Fairyhouse nursery last month. Island Affair, who finished fifth in that latter event, won a 7f Leopardstown claimer earlier so may find this on the short side .
Red Persian (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders in 3rd on inner, pushed along 2f out, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, disputing 2nd under 1f out, went 2nd close home, not trouble winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Blue Uluru (8-9) at Navan 5f hcp Yielding in Sep.
Yolo Star (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Soon led, ridden 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, held on, won at Cork 5f mdn fll gd in May beating Damselfly (9-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Angelique (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no extra in rear 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, last of 6, 10 1/4l behind Warm The Voice (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep.
Early Call (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon disputed lead, headed from 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, last of 17, 24 1/2l behind Threeandfourpence (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Castrogiovanni (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Raced in 6th early, 5th approaching straight, challenged and on terms over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Solar Wave (9-7) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Julia's Magic (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Close up and soon disputed lead, led from 2f out, headed and kept on without matching 1st 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 2 3/4l behind Threeandfourpence (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn Yielding in Sep.
Stewardess (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, prominent, soon 4th, impeded under 2f out and one pace after, 7th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Powersville (8-11) at Naas 6f sft in Sep.
Art Of Unity 8-1 (8-9) Raced in 10th early, under pressure from before straight, soon one pace, 8th of 12, 12 1/4l behind Solar Wave (9-7) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Island Affair (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up, raced in 11th early, headway straight, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 5th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Solar Wave (9-7) at Fairyhouse 6f hcp sft in Sep.
Ty Rock Brandy (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Prominent in 2nd, ridden over 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Abamanova (9-0) at Bellewstown 5f mdn gd in Aug.