One Cool Cat's brother AFRICAN CAT should make progress this season though his second behind Money Trader in a modest maiden at Naas in July hardly set the pulse racing. Jemblatt just failed to catch Miss Velocity on his return to action over the C&D last month and has fitness on his side while Ger Lyons' newcomer Meydan Classic is related to several winners and is worth keeping an eye on in the market. Royal Procession produced an improved effort over the C&D last month and should have no problems making further progress.
African Cat (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Always prominent, ridden to dispute lead 1 1/2f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Money Trader (9-3) at Naas 5f 2yo mdn sft in Jul.
Cruise Master (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Soon disputed, led halfway, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, under pressure in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 12, 14l behind Midas Touch (9-0) at Curragh 7f mdn stks sft in Oct.
Jembatt (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders mainly 5th, still close up on inner 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, stayed on well final 100 yards, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Miss Velocity (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Meydan Classic (IRE) Tamarisk gelding out of Lear's Crown.
Oscillate (IRE) Celtic Swing gelding out of Two Spoons.
Spelterini (IRE) Chevalier colt out of Saana.
Alana Banana (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 12, well behind Lolly For Dolly (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo fll mdn hvy.
Antonius Park (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed early straight, soon no extra, eased 100 yards from finish, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Wit And Wisdom (9-3) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Chinook River (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Never a factor, 11th of 14, 14l behind Miss Velocity (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Red Boots (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 11, 9l behind Endless Expanse (9-0) at Dundalk 1m sks pol.
Royal Procession (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Brushed Aside (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn fll pol in Mar.
Treasure The Cross (IRE) Cape Cross filly out of Treasure The Lady.