FLAMING DAWN appeared to run into a smart bumper winner when runner-up to Neck Or Nothing at Punchestown and will be unfortunate to come up against one as good. He can go one better though Massini's Brook will be better for a recent run at Sligo and produced a better effort when a close third at Kilbeggan in May. Isle View looks as though he has something to find but Truth Be Told should prove a threat as he was unhappy on fast ground at Cork in July after a very promising debut behind B L Swagger here the previous month. Gordon Elliott has booked Nina Carberry for the newcomer Tom's Article and the combination are always worthy of consideration.
Anothergreymorning (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Led, challenged 4f out, ridden 3f out, headed 2 1/2f out, soon no extra, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 18l behind Herons Heir (11-7) at Wexford 2m N H flat sft in Oct.
Flaming Dawn (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight and headed by winner over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Neck Or Nothing (11-3) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Isle View (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in 5th, ridden and no impression in 6th over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Ebazziyr (12-0) at Down Royal 2m N H flat.
Massini's Brook (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 15l behind Onwiththeparty (11-10) at Sligo 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Oct.
Monte Wildhorn (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 18l behind Martello Tower (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Montys Meadow (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Alw rr, last from 5th & mstk 5out, mod 6th & no impr aftr out, wknd, 6th of 9, 24l behind Hannibal The Great (11-7) at Liscarroll 2m ire ptp gd in Mar '12.
Silver Pheasant (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Held up early, soon mid-division, closer in 7th halfway, ridden 4f out, no impression straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 11l behind If Not For You (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat gd in Aug.
Vinnie Vitae (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders at ordinary pace early, 7th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 11th of 18, 14l behind Well Tuned (10-10) at Roscommon 2m N H flat gf in Sep.
Tom's Article (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Carrownisky Lass.
Truth Be Told (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway into 9th 5f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, 12th of 20, 22l behind Scienter (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat gf in Jul.
Leitrim Rose (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden along 6f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, well behind Dainty Diva (11-2) at Wexford 2m in Oct.
My Madeline (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4f out, ridden in 2nd 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 16, 16l behind Dainty Diva (11-2) at Wexford 2m in Oct.