Sweetest Taboo ran over a mile at Naas in August but showed that sprinting is her game when easily landing a Tipperary maiden over this trip. She has a huge weight to carry on her handicap debut but is obviously progressing nicely. Johnny Lawman also scored at Tipperary in July then finished around 5l behind Local Flier over 6f at Leopardstown before failing to act on Dundalk's Polytrack. Lily's Prince has had 21 starts and never raced over the minimum trip. He appeared to need every yard when catching Teeline over 6f at Fairyhouse and may find a few of these too speedy. Big Bad Lily won this a year ago from 7lb lower and La Canaada is also up the same amount from winning the previous year. Blueberry Gal has yet to win but is getting closer and can reach the frame in first-time blinkers but a chance is taken with ENTER THE RED, who was in fine form on soft ground at this time last year and enters the fray fresh after a break since May.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Held up, 11th approaching halfway, no extra final furlong,, 16th of 17, 8l behind Prince Connoisseur (8-10) at Curragh 5f hcp gf in Sep.
Sweetest Taboo (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inner, travelling well in 4th 2f out, switched right and ridden into 2nd 1f out, stayed on well to lead 150 yards out, readily, won at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Aug beating Danz Gift (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Johnny Lawman (IRE) 7-2fav (10-0) Tracked leader in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened to 7th 1f out, no extra, 10th of 13, 14l behind Kimbay (8-11) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Autumn Tide (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Held up, tight for room inside 1st 2f, 12th approaching halfway, no impression and one pace from 1f out,, 14th of 17, 5l behind Prince Connoisseur (8-10) at Curragh 5f hcp gf in Sep.
Lily's Prince (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inner, 10th and ridden on inner 2f out, good headway to lead 1f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Fairyhouse 6f App hcp gf in Sep beating Teeline (9-3) by nk, 18 ran.
Big Bad Lily (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride and towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 3l behind Kimbay (9-11) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Blueberry Gal (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon raced in 6th, pushed along 2f out, 4th 1f out, chased winner in 2nd from 150yds out and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Calm Bay (9-9) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-70 sft in Aug.
Suburban Sky (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Soon led and clear, reduced lead from before straight, headed 1 1/2f out, 3rd 1f out, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 9l behind Count Of Carabass (9-5) at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp gd in Sep.
Acting Talent (USA) 8-1 (9-12) Took keen hold and close up, 3rd approaching halfway, 2nd from 2f out, soon led, headed from 1 1/2f out, one pace in 3rd from over 1f out,, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Our Max (10-3) at Laytown 7f mdn stks in Sep.
Like Magic (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, soon chased leaders, 6th approaching halfway, tight for room and checked 2f out, ridden in moderate 2nd 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace,, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Sister Slew (10-0) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65 in Sep.
La Canaada (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Led, challenged and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 13th of 16, 14l behind Equation Of Time (9-11) at Listowel 1m hcp gd in Sep.
Enter The Red (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Pushed along early, tracked leaders, 5th into straight, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Lily's Prince (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f in May.
Kano's Ghirl (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, 3rd halfway, soon ridden and no extra under 2f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 14, 14l behind She's Not Simple (9-7) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Acroleina (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong without troubling principals, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Kimbay (8-11) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Affinia Fifty (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 4l behind Boughtforasong (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
All Gone (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Towards rear, pushed along approaching straight, driven over 2f out, 10th 1f out, no extra, 9th of 13, 11l behind Kimbay (8-11) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Royal Beauty (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 2nd over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 6l behind Tahaf (9-3) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Smoke Show (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 14, 21l behind Salariaq (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn stks gf in Sep.
Tamam Namoose (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Chased leaders on wide outer, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 26l behind Succeed And Excel (8-6) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.