NED'S INDIAN's only failure in his last three came when tackling 1m4f at Wexford and this looks his optimum trip. He's only 4lb higher than when scoring at Killarney last time and can complete the double. Toretto, whose only victory to date came over hurdles, appears to need further while the consistent Little Arrows is still looking a few pounds high in the weights. Jim Bolger runs the experienced Eighteen Summers and the unexposed Feile Bride and the betting could tell us more about their chances but the main threat could come from At Boolavogue, who battled to a short-head victory at Leopardstown before just failing to overcome a 5lb rise at Tipperary.
At Boolavogue (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Soon tracked leader, pushed along approaching straight, struggling to get to winner from 2f out, kept on without getting there inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Lady O Malley (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden over 2f out, under pressure in 5th when slightly hampered 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Stephen Hero (8-6) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp gd.
Toretto (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, challenged 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Star Power (9-4) at Wexford 2m stks 0-75 gf in Jul.
Feile Bride (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 15, 15l behind Manalapan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Little Arrows (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, ridden approaching straight and some headway into 4th over 1f out, no chance with easy winner but kept on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Flawless Filly (8-11) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gd.
Ned's Indian (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Blind-folded for stalls entry, soon mid-division, switched to outer from 3f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, soon challenged, stayed on well to edge ahead closing stages, won at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug beating Maal (9-1) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
First Friday (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Pulled hard and chased leaders, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 8l behind Time Travel (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in May.
Casimir Road (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 7th and switched 2f out, ridden into 5th 1f out, kept on final furlong into 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Saga Heidi (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Dwelt a bit, towards rear, no extra from over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll hcp gf in Jul.
Jan Jeffer 10-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden 3f out, soonn, 6th of 12, 4l behind Sharjah (9-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in Jul.
Pim Street (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Bonanza Creek (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Whitethorne Scent 8-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, pushed along towards rear approaching straight, ridden into 8th 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Ned's Indian (9-5) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Settle For Red (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Soon mid-division, 7th early, soon well off pace, no impression and kept on same pace from 3f out, 8th of 14, 26l behind Long Dog (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f mdn stks sft in Aug.
Inate Value (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Dwelt and towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 11th of 20, 7l behind At Boolavogue (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf in Aug.
Ledwidge (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Loaded without rider, rear of mid-division, eased and dropped behind from 2f out, last of 14, well behind Cool Athlete (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Rock Of Dunamase (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Keen hold and chased leader, 4th halfway and soon lost place, slight hampered on rail 4f out, ridden and no extra over 3f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Slipper Satin (9-8) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gd in Aug.
Las Encinas 4-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th over 2f out, 3rd 1f out, soon 2nd and kept on well final furlong without reaching winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Flawless Filly (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.