The battle for the apprentice jockeys title looks like going right down to the wire but Ben Curtis can get one over on arch-rival Gary Carroll here aboard DAISY MOUNTAIN. The filly has yet to make the frame in four outings but was far from disgraced when attracting market interest at Down Royal last month and, on the upgrade, is fancied to reverse that form with Frenka this evening. Carroll's mount Annakeen hasn't shown a great deal so far but White Daffodil must rate a danger after winning under today's rider at Cork six days ago. Celtic Life has run well in both previous starts at the track and may be the pick of the remainder ahead of Aoibhinn.
White Daffodil (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Broke well, held up, driven along 2f out, 8th and headway 1 1/2f out, not clear run entering final furlong, 5th and challenged over 100 yards from finish, ran on well to lead close home, won at Cork 6f Apprentice Handicap (3yo) gd beating First In Command (9-6) by hd, 14 ran.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear on far side, ridden and no impression from 3f out, 17th of 22, 17l behind Kammaan (8-12) at Curragh 7f app hcp 0-80 sft in Sep.
Capacity (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Chased leaders to halfway, soon no extra and weakened, 18th of 22, 20l behind Kammaan (8-12) at Curragh 7f app hcp 0-80 sft in Sep.
Aoibhinn 16-1 (8-1) Mid-division, kept on from over 1f out, 9th of 30, 3 1/2l behind Boynagh Joy (9-6) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-75.
Frenka (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd under 2f out, dropped to 4th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 4l behind Tahitian Pearl (9-10) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-60 gd in Sep.
Intyre Trail (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, towards rear for most, never a factor, 9th of 13, 16l behind Tahitian Pearl (9-10) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-60 gd in Sep.
Annakeen (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened before straight, 11th of 16, 27l behind Duc De Savoie (9-2) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn in Sep.
Coolagad Wonder (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Foxillian (9-3) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Andalucia Lady (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Refused to race, in a race won by Polly Ella (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gf in Jul, 14 ran.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, 5th under 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 6l behind Tahitian Pearl (9-10) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-60 gd in Sep.
Celtic Life (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Always prominent, 2nd entering straight, challenged from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Moonlight Rock (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Fastnowfast (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear, no impression under pressure from 2f out, kept on well without threatening final furlong, 8th of 23, 9l behind Statue Of Dreams (9-5) at Navan 5f app hcp 47-65.
Fathzo (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, headway when bumped 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and kept on, 6th of 13, 7l behind Tahitian Pearl (9-10) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-60 gd in Sep.
Chinook River (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Dwelt, towards rear, progress on outer 4f out, 5th over 3f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Golden Nugget (9-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
An Mhi (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, close 4th under pressure 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Moonlight Rock (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Golden Monica (USA) 16-1 (8-5) Held up, 11th halfway, kept on without threatening from 2f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Solar Sail (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Igowithyou (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden in 9th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 22l behind Duc De Savoie (9-2) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn in Sep.