Bravely Fought finished ahead of At Boolavogue when fourth over a longer trip at this track a fortnight ago. Midfield General was only beaten a short-head over a mile here last week with Moonbi Creek well beaten but GOAL makes most appeal. The latter has made a couple of successful raids to the UK recently, winning at Musselburgh and Wolverhampton last time, and is worth sticking with in his current form. Woodsophiesmile has been raised a harsh-looking 11lb for her recent win at this track and Melanippe has gone up 5lb for a two-length defeat over 1m4f here a week ago.
At Boolavogue (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led, ridden entering straight, headed under 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Shalaman (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Bravely Fought (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Shalaman (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Moonbi Creek (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Close up, keen hold, lost place and no extra 1f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Doc Holliday (9-3) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol.
Midfield General (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Soon led, headed before halfway, remained prominent, 4th 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Doc Holliday (9-3) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-70) (3yo+) pol.
Badger Daly (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Prominent, led before halfway, soon joined, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened, 12th of 14, 25l behind King Of Oriel (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Sky High Diver (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, weakened, last of 14, well behind Hurricane Ridge (9-12) at Navan 1m 5f hcp in May.
Sharjah (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Towards rear, headway from 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Dark Crusader (9-8) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Feisty Champion (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 12, 10l behind Abundantly (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct '12.
Flowing Air (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Led and disputed, led halfway, asserted 3f out, ridden 2f out, reduced advantage inside final furlong and headed last strides, 2nd of 12, hd behind Irish Bulletin (9-8) at Wexford 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Hello Humpfrey (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division and 8th halfway, pushed along in 6th early straight and soon no extra, 8th of 11, 12l behind Polished Rock (8-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gd in Aug.
Elanamol (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) A little keen early, soon towards rear, no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 12l behind Wyoyo (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Goal (IRE) 9-4fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, carried wide entering straight, led over 1f out, soon hung left, ridden out final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Cantor (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Woodsophiesmile (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Pushed along in rear on inner early until mid-division after 1f, ridden and went 5th 2f out, close 3rd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep beating Red Laser (9-12) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Melanippe (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, on terms from over 4f out, led before straight, strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Banker Burke (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Ned's Indian (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) Blindfold for stalls entry, keen hold on inner, chased leaders, no impression in 5th over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 16, 7l behind Eighteen Summers (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Rose Angel (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway from 4f out, ridden in moderate 9th over 2f out, 5th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Flawless Filly (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Tough Lady (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, went moderate 7th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Woodsophiesmile (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.