YALE has been a massive disappointment, not making his debut until August when starting a short-priced favourite and finishing mid-division at the Curragh. A $1m son of Scat Daddy, he's unlikely to get a better opportunity and this could be the last chance saloon. Mk Drama looks the form pick on her close third behind Blacklooks on heavy going at Limerick as Starlite Dancer has been well beaten in handicaps on testing ground the last twice. Wondrous Scene found 5f too sharp at Naas after a better effort over 6f there on her debut.
Born In The U S A (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Soon raced in 5th, 9th halfway, no impression from over 2f out, 10th of 17, 16 1/4l behind Royal Canford (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn sft in Sep.
Gregorio Park 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along and detached before halfway, ridden and closer on outer under 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Benedict Roezl (9-6) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Oct.
Oneiroi (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 16, 15 3/4l behind Bigger And Better (9-13) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Sep.
Starlite Dancer (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, some headway early straight, 4th and ridden under 2f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 11l behind We'll Go Again (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m hcp hvy in Oct.
Yale (USA) 5-4fav (9-5) Slowly away and in rear, pushed along from halfway, ridden 2f out, some modest progress over 1f out, no impression, 12th of 23, 5 1/2l behind Sendmylovetoyou (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn Yielding in Aug.
Amaretto Stone (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, no impression straight, 9th of 14, 10 1/4l behind Tintoretto (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn pol in Oct.
Cactus Tree (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along on outer and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 3rd on line, nearest at finish, 3rd of 11, 4 3/4l behind Strong Johnson (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn sft in Oct.
Gabrielle Noir (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon raced in 13th, pushed along before halfway where 15th, no impression over 2f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 12 1/2l behind Royal Canford (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn sft in Sep.
Mk Drama (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway on outer under 2f out, 4th and ridden 1f out, under pressure and challenged final 100 yards, no impression close home, 3rd of 16, hd behind Blacklooks (9-13) at Limerick 7f hcp hvy in Oct.
Wondrous Scene (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th 2f out and ridden 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 6 3/4l behind Count D'Orsay (9-5) at Naas 5f mdn gd in Jun.