KERNOFF showed the benefit of his debut at the Curragh with a much improved effort here last month. He progressed further when runner-up to Wind Inher Sleeves over the trip three weeks ago and the form looks strong enough as the fourth has since been headed on the line over an extra furlong when Thirteen Diamonds was behind. Walk Right Back and Conocedor were well beaten behind Kernoff three weeks ago though both were making their debuts and should improve. High Stand made his debut for Sir Michael Stoute at Yarmouth at the beginning of the month and showed up well for a long way on the soft ground. Now with Johnny Murtagh, the 150,000gns yearling is bred to be a flyer so has to be respected. Mr Good Guy should be suited by dropping in trip after showing up well for a long way in a 6f nursery last time.
Conocedor (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 13l behind Wind Inher Sleeves (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Fire Games Firebreak colt out of Romantic Myth.
High Stand 17-2 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 10l behind Kaab (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Kernoff (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th on outer 2f out, went 2nd 1 1/2f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Wind Inher Sleeves (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Mr Good Guy (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, soon chased leaders, closer in 5th before straight, switched right over 2f out, soon 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Dark Skies (9-9) at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp pol.
Thirteen Diamonds (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Prominent, ridden in 2nd 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Lady Mega (8-4) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Walk Right Back (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly away and trailing, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Wind Inher Sleeves (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Doris Marie (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, rear of mid-division on inner, no impression straight, 11th of 14, 11l behind Lady Mega (8-4) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.
Katie Hall (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of Wakel Star.