Alive Alive Oh is the fourth foal of a mare whose first three all won and she made a nice start at the Curragh in October. Jessica Harrington won this last year and can complete the double with DAVANTI, who showed the benefit of her opening run with an improved effort over 7f at Leopardstown. Teoirim finished well behind that day which was a disappointment as she had some smart form earlier in the campaign. Silky Pyrus ran easily her best race when sent over this trip at Tipperary and she'll like the conditions while Hikari should prove best of Dermot Weld's pair with Pat Smullen electing to ride the daughter of Galileo.
Alive Alive Oh 11-2 (9-0) Settled in 5th, headway into 3rd 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Magician (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Davanti (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd and ridden early straight, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 18, 3l behind Bunairgead (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Nov.
Etesian (IRE) Shirocco filly out of True Crystal.
Hikari (IRE) Galileo filly out of Something Mon.
Khothry (IRE) Marju filly out of Esterlina.
Silky Pyrus (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Close up and disputed lead, pushed along in 2nd from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 9l behind Coolibah (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Oct.
Teoirim (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 18, 14l behind Bunairgead (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Nov.