Joseph O'Brien has edged his way into the lead in the race for the jockey's title and has been booked for Indigo Ridge, who made a fine debut at Cork but has struggled in heavy ground subsequently. Desiderata ran poorly when fancied in testing ground at Fairyhouse on his nursery debut and looks a few pounds high while Sin Miedo has been well beaten in a couple of similar races to this at Gowran. Marvelous James did better at Down Royal last time and goes on the short-list but in an open contest a chance is taken with CUT ME LOOSE, who has been finding 6f on the short side and was finishing well on his debut on this surface last time. Lake Louise would prove a threat if getting a run from her reserve spot.
Desiderata (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-1) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Cut Me Loose 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 12, 7l behind Made In Design (8-11) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Mystery Angel (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outer, improved to dispute 2f out, ridden in 4th and no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 5l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-7) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp in Sep.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Led, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 14l behind Hall Of Mirrors (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo hcp gd.
Indigo Ridge (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Disputed lead early, soon raced in 2nd, 3rd and no extra from 2f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Talitha Kum (9-0) at Listowel 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Sep.
Forty One Phases (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Prominent and chased leader early, stumbled after 1 1/2f and lost place, ridden in rear halfway, weakened, 11th of 12, 31l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-1) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Time To Begin (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slight stumble early, never better than mid-division, no impression under pressure straight, 6th of 8, 22l behind Battle Of Marengo (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gs in Aug.
Marvelous James (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up, 10th halfway, ridden and headway under 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-0) at Down Royal 7f 2yo clm in Sep.
Brady's Hill (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders early, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 6l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-0) at Down Royal 7f 2yo clm in Sep.
Fiftyshadesofred (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Made In Design (8-11) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Sep.
Lindenhurst (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Dwelt, soon improved to chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 6th and kept on one pace 1f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-1) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Hail Shower (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride and towards rear, some late headway into 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 11l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-1) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Maudlin Magdalen (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 5th, moderate 4th and no impression from 2f out, 4th of 9, 20l behind Wholelotofrosie (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks hvy in Sep.
Samara Jazz (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 12th of 13, 19l behind Horizon Sky (9-10) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo hcp gs in Sep.
Lake Louise (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden into 6th 2f out, 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 6l behind Fromajacktoaking (9-1) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Speak Slowly 50-1 (8-7) Prominent on rail and disputed, ridden and headed 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, 12th of 13, 38l behind Starbright (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn in Aug.
Trainspotting 80-1 (9-5) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no extra, 12th of 14, 28l behind Beyond Thankful (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn.