tracked leaders, soon 3rd, closed 4 out, challenged between horses travelling smoothly from 2 out, on terms from before last, soon led, ridden to quickly assert, stayed on well, easily
THE GAME CHANGER continued his good progress over fences when landing another Grade 3 novice event at Tipperary last time. Gordon Elliott's charge is taken to confirm earlier running at Roscommon with Sizing Platinum. The latter had previously recorded a double of his own and a defeat of Rock The World at Galway gives him the beating of Rightdownthemiddle on collateral form. Shantou Flyer won at Sligo last time but has a tough task on these terms as does the selection's stablemate and recent hurdles winner Miss Dinamic.
The Game Changer (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Ran 3rd, progress 2 out, travelled well to lead last, pushed out and stayed on well run-in, won at Tipperary 2m 4f (1) gd in Oct beating Rule The World (11-2) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Sizing Platinum (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Led, under pressure and ridden after 2 out, headed before last, kept on, not match winner run-in, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind The Game Changer (11-8) at Roscommon 2m (1) gd in Sep.
Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Raced in 6th early, pushed along approaching straight, no impression in 8th 2f out, one pace, 6th of 14, 13l behind Giant Redwood (9-5) at Navan 2m mdn gd in Oct.
Miss Dinamic (IRE) 8-15fav (11-12) Made all, not fluent 2nd or 3 out, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Perth 2m 4f (4) gs in Sep beating Carinena (10-12) by 14l, 7 ran.
Shantou Flyer (IRE) 9-10fav (11-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed lead from 5th, led 2 out and soon ridden, joined again at last, regained lead run-in and stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Sligo 2m 5f Yielding in Sep beating Shadow Catcher (11-12) by 1/2l, 4 ran.