KINGDOMFORTHEBRIDE scored at Galway last time having gone close behind today's rival Battleroftheboyne over C&D in yielding ground before that. He can reverse running here as the latter has shown little since. Bahama Spirit hasn't improved on an earlier win at Fairyhouse and has a bit to find with the selection, while Ok Annie's Sligo win came over 7f. Pale Orchid and Fastidious have bits of form that give them a chance, but neither have encountered soft ground so far.
Bahama Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, never a factor, no threat from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind An Ghalanta (8-12) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.
Battleroftheboyne (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outer, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Chocolate Hills (8-7) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo hcp 50-80 gd in Aug.
Fastidious 6-1 (9-3) Led, headed before straight, soon no extra and kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Requisition (9-3) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Pale Orchid (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression in 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Lady Wingshot (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Aug.
Kingdomforthebride (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Tracked leader, on terms from under 3f out, narrow leader over 2f out, joined final furlong and came close with rival, stayed on better, all out, won at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut gd in Jul beating Makalali (9-0) by shd, 8 ran.
Ok Annie (IRE) 11-4fav (8-6) Soon raced in 6th, 5th over 2f out, ridden and widest into straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Blue Mimosa (8-11) at Sligo 6f 2yo stk in Aug.
Dancing Sally (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Modern Romance (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks hvy.
Kanes Pass (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Towards rear, ridden into 6th 2f out, kept on well final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Chocolate Hills (8-7) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo hcp 50-80 gd in Aug.
Hamlet The Dane (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, under pressure in 8th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Ok Annie (8-8) at Sligo 6f 2yo hcp 50-75 gd in Aug.
Tohugo (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division best, never a factor, 8th of 15, 6l behind Pierre D'or (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Sunrise Song (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Prominent early, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Chocolate Hills (8-7) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo hcp 50-80 gd in Aug.