Kevin Ryan sent Blue Moon out to win this for Yorkshire last year and Mark Johnston will be hoping Vocational can follow suit. She's only run once on Polytrack when beaten a head in a Group 3 at Kempton and her overall form at a higher level entitles her to the greatest respect. Imaginationrunwild makes her all-weather debut and has been running well enough in testing ground to suggest she can be thereabouts while the lightly-raced Precious Dream has won here in the past and doesn't look badly treated. VIA BALLYCROY came with a sustained run to catch Candlehill Girl over 6f here last month and, with just a 6lb rise to contend with, Mick Halford's filly looks the one to be on.
Vocational (USA) 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear far side, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 12l behind Gabriel's Lad (8-10) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
New Magic (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Waited with, 6th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, 7th of 8, 17l behind Ondeafears (8-7) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy in Sep.
Knock Stars (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on stands' side, 3rd halfway, no extra under 2f out, weakened, last of 14, 16l behind An Saighdiur (7-13) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Jun.
Core Element (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, weakened before straight, 12th of 13, 12l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol.
Imaginationrunwild (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th 2f out, soon ridden and no extra, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Footprint (9-8) at Sligo 6f hcp in Aug.
Angel Bright (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 14, 11l behind Srucahan (8-12) at Curragh 6f hcp hvy.
Brown Butterfly 14-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden on outer entering straight, no impression, 9th of 14, 5l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Precious Dream (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 7l behind Timeless Call (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Dotada (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Never a factor, 23rd of 26, 21l behind Eur Elusive (8-4) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-85 gd in Aug '11.
Slim Chance (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 7l behind Stones Peak (8-10) at Curragh 6f fll hcp in Aug.
Via Ballycroy (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, switched 1 1/2f out, ridden into close 6th 1f out, soon stayed on to challenged, drifted left under pressure, led final 100 yards, kept on well, won at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Sep beating Candlehill Girl (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Dream Applause (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Led, disputed 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra, 8th of 13, 6l behind Creek Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Geraldines Lass (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Soon mid-division, no impression from over 2f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Joe Eile (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp sft in Aug.