QUEEN OF POWER has a smart pedigree and could hardly have made a more promising start to her career than when beaten a short-head by Wonderfully at Fairyhouse in June. The winner subsequently landed a Group 3 and the third scored in better class so the form stands out though it's a bit of a concern that she hasn't run since. Beatify ran her best race to date on this track while Peter Deegan had a strong hand at the five-day stage and relies on Yes I Am, who is bred for this trip. Hellenistic caught the eye on her debut a month ago but didn't appear to make the expected progress when well beaten last week.
Dixie Highway 4-1 (8-13) Soon raced in 5th, ridden approaching straight where wide, no impression from under 2f out, moderate 6th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Aussie Valentine (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Les Darcy Haatef gelding out of Overcome.
Pontificate (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear, dropped behind from under 2f out, soon eased, last of 11, 41l behind Magnolia Beach (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
The Big Cat (IRE) 13-8 (9-5) Slow to load and uneasy in stalls, dwelt, towards rear, pushed along in 5th into straight, chased leaders 2f out, moderate 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Political Policy (9-2) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.
Yes I Am (IRE) Arakan gelding out of Aspired.
Beatify (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Prominent and tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and dropped to 6th early straight, no extra and weakened, eased final furlong, last of 12, 33l behind Elegant Peace (8-4) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Dandy Dame (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Saviolo.
Hellenistic (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden in 7th approaching straight, no extra in 5th over 1f out, 6th of 10, 15l behind American Girl (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol.
Jackie Ellis (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, last of 11, 25l behind Ballybacka Queen (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks in Aug.
Queen Of Power (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, moderate 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 5th over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, just denied, 2nd of 13, shd behind Wonderfully (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Suburban Sky (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Amorous Pursuits.
Water Sprite (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Slowly away and always behind, no impression from 3f out, last of 7, 17l behind Represent Yourself (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn clm stks pol.