Rummaging was in tremendous form at this time a year ago and has returned to his best, completing a double when strongly fancied three weeks ago. He's up 9lb for his last victory and Toccata Blue, who was narrowly beaten by him a month ago, should gain his revenge on 7lb better terms. Seanie was just behind the latter when they occupied the places behind Regulation last time but there were only four runners and the form may be misleading. IRON MAJOR had been running well on Turf all summer and returned to Polytrack with a very strong effort behind Queen Of The Sand, where he was only caught in the dying strides over a mile, so he looks the one to be on. Fleet Captain went up a massive 11lb for finishing runner-up to Doc Holliday but it didn't prevent him going one better a week later and he's been raised another 6lb.
Rummaging (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 3f out, stayed on in 4th and not clear run over 1f out, soon forced gap, led final 100 yards, kept on well close home, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov beating Antiquus (8-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Seanie (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Chased leaders and 3rd halfway, ran freely, ridden entering straight and no impression under 2f out, under pressure and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Regulation (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 2-1 (8-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge under 2f out, under pressure and no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Regulation (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.
Iron Major (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Chased leaders early, held up in 6th halfway, ridden and progress 1 1/2f out, close 3rd 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, every chance and disputed closing stages, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, nk behind Queen Of The Sand (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Maude Adams (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Queen Of The Sand (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Indian Landing (IRE) 6-1fav (10-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden over 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Captain May (9-0) at Listowel 7f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
Fleet Captain 6-4fav (10-1) Settled towards rear, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden to challenge and led 150 yards out, kept on, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Eljowzah (8-13) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leader, close up in 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 7, hd behind Queen Of The Sand (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Nov.
Elusive In Paris (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 12l behind Slipper Orchid (9-2) at Curragh 7f hcp gs in May.
Shes No Joke (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Mid-division, progress into 4th 3f out and ridden, closer 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Juara (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Lily's Star (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division in far side group, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 13th of 23, 7l behind Tylery Wonder (9-4) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Sep.