ALICE JOHNSTON (NAP) was always travelling like a winner when landing a course and distance handicap last month where she had American Image, Jack Holiday and Mr Jacaranda chasing her home at a safe distance. She's up 6lb but that doesn't look enough to prevent a follow-up. Tiantu scored over 2m4f at Wexford and very rarely runs over a trip this short but Billy's Angel created a shock when scoring over hurdles at Tipperary though has shown very little in three runs over fences.
Tiantu (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, headway to lead entering straight, ridden 2 out, stayed on well run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4f hcp gd in Sep beating Railway Muice (10-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
Bellgrove (IRE) 18-1 (11-10) In rear, 8th after 7th, 7th 3 out, no impression on leaders before 2 out, weakened after 2 out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 31l behind Woodbrook Boy (12-0) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp gd in Jul.
Billy's Angel (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, soon chased leaders, improved to 3rd after 5th, closed before 4 out, led after 4 out, pressed 2 out, soon headed, led before last, ran on well, won at Tipperary 2m hcp sft in Aug beating Rock On Seamie (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Alice Johnston (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Led and disputed, headed 5th, disputed again from 7th and led from next, strongly pressed before 2 out, ridden to assert when not fluent last, kept on well, won at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug beating American Image (10-2) by 5l, 7 ran.
Rolling Revenge (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Towards rear, slightly impeded 8th, headway from before straight and kept on same pace without threatening, 7th of 15, 17 1/4l behind Kilderry Prince (10-4) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Jul.
Sizing Joshua (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, progress to 3rd before 7th, 2nd halfway, disputed 6 out, headed 4 out, slow 3 out and soon no extra, tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind Deadheat (12-0) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp sft in Aug.
Athloman Cottage (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th after 6th, no impression and slightly impeded after 2 out, one pace, 9th of 15, 28 3/4l behind Cailean's Angel (11-13) at Cork 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.
Jack Holiday (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Led from 1st, ran freely, slight mistake 3 out, strongly pressed after next and headed last, hampered on inner over 150 yards out, no impression closing stages, 3rd of 6, 5 1/2l behind Roachdale House (11-3) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp gd in Sep.
Mr Jacaranda (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, pushed along in 6th and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace without threatening to go 4th run-in, 4th of 7, 11 3/4l behind Alice Johnston (10-12) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.
American Image (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Disputed until led 5th, joined again 7th and headed from next, pushed along and dropped to 3rd 2 out, ridden and 2nd again before last, no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Alice Johnston (10-12) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.