Mick Halford won this last year and GREAT DANCER can follow suit. The son of Lord Shanakill made a very pleasing start at Roscommon where he took a while to warm to his task before staying on over that 7f trip so today's mile should prove ideal. He easily holds Enter The Priory on that run and should take care of Manny Owens on a line through the winner of that event. Del's Delight made great strides from her opening run to finish a close third at Sligo and further progress can see her go well though Havanna Belle was unlucky in-running and looks more of a threat. David Wachman's newcomer Extreme Appeal is one to keep an eye on in the betting.
All Body And Soul High Chaparral colt out of Sitara.
Duke Of Medina (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Daruliyya.
Great Dancer 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, pushed along in moderate 7th entering straight, 5th on inner 2f out, closer in 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong until short of room on inner and unable to challenge for 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Belle Et Bete (8-13) at Roscommon 7f 2yo stk gd.
Lake Geneva Lawman colt out of Sesenta.
Extreme Appeal (IRE) Excellent Art gelding out of Silk Mascara.
Havanna Belle (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along approaching straight, 5th 1f out, soon checked and switched left, then switched right, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Vocal Nation (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Arbourfield (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Soon in rear, no impression from halfway, no extra and eased final furlong, last of 11, 28l behind Vocal Nation (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Charava (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, led over 2f out, pushed along and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.
Manny Owens (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and no impression on easy winner 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, dropped to moderate 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Belle Et Bete (8-9) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Not A Bad Oul Day (IRE) 25-1 (7-11) Dwelt and always rear, ran freely, pushed along 2f out, soon no extra, last of 6, 8l behind Intenser (8-4) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp gd in Jul.
Enter The Priory (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 17l behind Belle Et Bete (8-13) at Roscommon 7f 2yo stk gd.
Del's Delight (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Soon tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along approaching straight, soon not much room briefly, 2nd 1f out, soon challenged, kept on one pace close home, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Vocal Nation (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo mdn aut sft.
Magic Of Christmas (IRE) Dylan Thomas filly out of Christmas Cracker.
Nice Vintage (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace into 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Bleu Ciel Et Rouge (8-11) at Killarney 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd.
Torthai An Ghra (IRE) Fruits Of Love filly out of Distant Shore.