The Munster Maori showed his first piece of worthwhile form when second at Cork six days ago. Forcing tactics may be employed again in this from the one stall but Mick Halford's gelding has a lot to find with CATALPA SAIL on their run together behind Knocks Stars over 6f here earlier in the month. Dermot Weld's charge, placed five times in nine career starts, deserves a change of luck and was a long way ahead of likely market rival The Reaper in a valuable sales race over 7f at Fairyhouse last month. The latter had been consistent up to that point and is better off at the weights here but this is his first start over the minimum trip since finishing well beaten on debut at Tipperary in April.
Catalpa Sail (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Chased leaders in 5th, 4th under pressure early straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Knock Stars (8-13) at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp pol.
Lilly The Lion (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, trailing from 2f out, last of 8, 33l behind Alexander Pope (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
The Munster Maori (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage under 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Gossamer Seed (8-8) at Cork 5f 2yo aut gd.
The Reaper (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra from early straight, 17th of 22, 25l behind Stand To Attention (8-11) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo aut sft in Sep.
Allymylovin (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Close up, soon disputed lead, wide on bend over 4f out, soon headed, weakened straight, 10th of 14, 25l behind The Four Masters (8-11) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut gf in Aug.
Beau Bunny (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Mid-division on inner, progress into 5th approaching straight, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Going Gaga (9-5) at Sligo 6f 2yo hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Ellxell (IRE) Exceed And Excel filly out of Irish Design.
Norma Talmadge (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, improved entering straight to dispute briefly 2f out, soon headed and no extra, weakened, 6th of 14, 10l behind Tradition (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Novena (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 21l behind History Note (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn.
Rayberts Pet (IRE) Orpen filly out of Shes A Peach.
Sneaky Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, moderate 6th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 5l behind Gossamer Seed (8-8) at Cork 5f 2yo aut gd.
Timeless Call (IRE) Sakhee filly out of Pourquoi Pas.