Al Mancilia has won twice over a mile, both times leading at around tonight's shorter trip, and still looks well treated despite a big weight. Like Magic has been racing over shorter and staying on so this trip looks his best though he's never won in seven starts on the surface. WHATYOUMAYCALLIT hadn't shown much before a better display over 6f here last week where he stayed on very strongly. With an extra furlong to travel and Leigh Roche using his claim he looks the one to be on. Cookie Crumbles has been in good form on Turf but the fact is she's now had 20 career starts without winning despite dropping to a very lowly mark.
Al Mancilia (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression in 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 6l behind Stronger Than Me (9-6) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Like Magic (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden into 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, disputed close home, shared 2nd on line, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Hootie (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Took keen hold in rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 11l behind Looks Like Rain (8-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Tsar Choreographer (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra, 9th of 14, 14l behind Rigoletta (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.
Mount McLeod (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, raced on near side, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Whatyoumaycallit (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on in 3rd 1f out, 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind My Good Brother (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Raced on near side, close up and disputed lead, headed and kept on without matching winner final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Crystal Harmony (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 6l behind The Reek (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Anna Montana (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, 4th 2f out, soon checked briefly, no impression final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Red Laser (8-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Bangalore Prince (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Khelino (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Blue Medecis (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Soon tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Cristy's Call (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Lady Erewhon (USA) 50-1 (9-5) Disputed lead, ridden entering straight, headed under 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 24l behind Wonderful (9-0) at Killarney 1m fll mdn stks in Jul.
Pussyfooting (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, no impression under pressure and kept on straight, 11th of 15, 13l behind Theyturnedmedown (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
Tamujin (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Waited with, closed to chase leaders from 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Wild China (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Magic Crystal (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 9l behind Khelino (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Lily's Star (IRE) 7-2fav (10-13) Mid-division, headway into 4th 2f out and soon ridden, 2nd over 1f out, dropped to 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Mt Weather (10-2) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Timar (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Khelino (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.