It's strange to see Jamesie racing over 6f on his Polytrack debut as his only victory was over a mile though he ran well over the trip at Cork early in August. Rory Cleary produced a master class to get TRULY GENIUS home on his debut here in August, bringing his mount with a sweetly-timed challenge to catch the consistent Expire right on the line. Trainer Christy Donoghue believed the winner was in need of the run so he should make progress and take care of the runner-up on the same terms. Knock Stars has been in good form but finished behind Expire here last time and there is no particular reason for a form reversal. Green Warrior makes his Polytrack debut but would have a real chance if able to repeat the form of his close second to Looking Lovely at Leopardstown.
Mr Man In The Moon (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th into straight, soon ridden, slightly hampered 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Natalisa (8-1) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.
Expire (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th into straight, 3rd and ridden 2f out, improved into 2nd and challenged inside final furlong, every chance, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 11, nk behind Natalisa (8-1) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.
Truly Genius (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway entering straight, 5th 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on to challenge inside final furlong and led last 50 yards, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Aug beating Expire (8-11) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Knock Stars (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Held up in touch, switched right and headway 1 1/2f out, 5th over 1f out, ran on well under pressure, nearest at finish, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Natalisa (8-1) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.
Catalpa Sail (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Never better than mid-division, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 12th of 22, 10l behind Stand To Attention (8-11) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo aut sft in Sep.
Jamesie (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 4th on outer at halfway, ridden from over 2f out, no impression in 3rd when bumped early final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 6l behind Pirateer (8-7) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp in Sep.
Green Warrior 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 8th 2f out, kept on one pace under pressure from over 1f out, 8th of 22, 9l behind Whipless (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Aug.
Joint Decision (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Always towards rear, checked after 1f, one pace straight, 10th of 11, 8l behind Natalisa (8-1) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.
The Munster Maori (IRE) 16-1 (7-11) Held up, dropped to rear early straight, eased final furlong, last of 11, 11l behind Natalisa (8-1) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Upset in stalls, chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, last of 6, 7l behind Proper Madam (8-6) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo hcp 50-80 gd in Aug.
Heir To The Mint (USA) 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden and one pace straight, 8th of 11, 8l behind Natalisa (8-1) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.