Devotion has been a disappointment this season though she has competed at a much higher level, remarks that also applies to Aaraas, who is dropping back in trip. Royal Blue Star has been going well enough to consider but Colour Of Love, who has won seven times in her career, has only ever raced once beyond 7f. LILY'S ANGEL is untried on the surface so potential punters will be taking a chance she acts but her overall form, including when landing the September Handicap at Leopardstown last time, should give her the edge.
Colour Of Love (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 6th, 5th and progress 2f out, close 2nd and challenged 1f out, no extra last 100 yards, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Katla (9-1) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) hvy.
New Magic (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division on inner, progress into 6th 2f out, soon ridden, no impression, 7th of 12, 6l behind Via Ballycroy (8-9) at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol.
Lily's Angel (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, ridden early straight and 3rd 1f out, led inside final 100 yards and kept on under pressure, won at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Sep beating Seanie (9-0) by nk, 17 ran.
Funtimerag (IRE) Royal Anthem filly out of Fun.
Nurse Ryan (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up, 11th approaching straight, not clear run under 2f out, ran on well from over 1f out, never nearer, coughing post race, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Shu Lewis (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd.
Royal Blue Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Aaraas 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Up (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1) in Sep.
Devotion (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd 2f out, soon no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Manieree (9-3) at Naas 1m fll lst stks (1) hvy.