mid-division, headway into 3rd and pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably
chased leader in 2nd, disputed lead at halfway, led entering straight, ridden and strongly pressed under 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd 1f out, no impression final furlong
slowly away and always behind, never a factor
chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 5th over 2f out, moderate 4th 1f out, kept on one pace under hands and heels final furlong
chased leaders, headway into 2nd and pushed along 2f out, ridden in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no impression on winner 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong
led, joined at halfway, ridden and headed entering straight, dropped to 4th 2f out, soon no impression
slowly away, in rear and trailing, pushed along at halfway, kept on one pace from 2f out, never a factor
rear of mid-division, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
Helvic Dream has a penalty for his victory on soft ground here a fortnight ago but won with plenty in hand and won't be inconvenienced by the testing conditions. Agent Zero ran at the same fixture and was staying on strongly without quite getting there so should get into the money again. CHAMPERS ELYSEES was a 40/1 chance in a huge field of maidens on soft ground at the Curragh but belied her odds with a fine effort and, with more to come, can take this even though Mere Catherine has looked the type to be suited by these easier conditions in her two runs to date. Benignitas was engaged in the 2.20 at Cork yesterday.
Helvic Dream (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Mid-division, 5th 3f out, headway 1 1/2f out, ridden and strongly challenged leader on outer 1f out, soon led, kept on well, asserted closing stages, comfortably, won at Roscommon 7f sft in Aug beating Xian Express (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Agent Zero (FR) 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leader and ran freely early, 3rd over 3f out, 4th over 2f out, switched left 1 1/2f out, not much room and lost place over 1f out, ridden in 6th 1f out, kept on well to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Sherpa (9-5) at Roscommon 7f mdn sft in Aug.
Phantasus (IRE) Morpheus colt out of Allegra Tak.
Benignitas (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon prominent, no extra from over 1f out, 17th of 29, 20 1/4l behind Brook On Fifth (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn sft in Aug.
Champers Elysees (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Soon prominent, effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 29, 5 1/2l behind Brook On Fifth (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn sft in Aug.
Mere Catherine (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Broke well, tracked leader, 3rd halfway, pushed along to 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, no impression on winner 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Auxilia (9-0) at Naas 7f mdn fll gd in Aug.
Saphiri (IRE) Dragon Pulse filly out of Curraline.
Susan's Pride (IRE) Lilbourne Lad filly out of Laraaj.