One True Love will appreciate stepping up to a mile after finding 6f much too short when making her debut behind stablemate George Vancouver on this track but ABBEY VALE has to be the form pick. Ger Lyons' colt was making his debut on the surface when finishing very strongly behind Fighter Squadron over the C&D a week ago and this should prove within his capabilities. Polished Rock has run three times at Leopardstown, improving with each outing, and he looks a major threat if handling the surface. The once-raced Gmac can prove best of the remainder.
Dark Pulse (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden into 7th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Galileo Rock (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gs in Aug.
Gmac (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, no extra, 8th of 15, 8l behind Dont Bother Me (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gs in Aug.
Polished Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening winner final furlong, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Dont Bother Me (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gs in Aug.
Abbey Vale (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, short of room brielfy over 1f out, soon went 2nd, kept on without reaching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Fighter Squadron (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep.
Bumble Bee Slim 28-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Made In Design (8-11) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Free Days (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Prominent early, chased leader, dropped to 9th halfway, weakened entering straight, 14th of 16, 25l behind Gift From Heaven (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Whip Storm (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and no extra 3f out, last of 7, 27l behind Seolan (9-0) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Sep.
One True Love (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always behind, eased final furlong, 11th of 12, 11l behind George Vancouver (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Jul.
Blue Ale (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th of 15, 13l behind Salhooda (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn in Sep.