Michael Halford's yard will be on a high after Casamento's Racing Post Trophy success and they won this last year. NIDIAN looks the best of their two runners here and though taking his time to lose his maiden tag he won't get many better opportunities. Ibelieveinmiracles is also a long-time maiden who should have won by now but he's run well enough on this track to warrant respect. An Saighdiur has run four times here and has never been beaten far. He's definitely one with realistic chances while Majestic Pearl has also produced some decent performances here though an extra furlong wouldn't have gone amiss. Little Luxury is another whose best form has been over further.
Hyden (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage halfway, ridden and headed 4f out, weakened and tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Ross Bay (11-1) at Sligo 2m N H flat gd in Aug.
Amys Lad (IRE) Pyrus gelding out of Amy G.
An Saighdiur (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Soon led, headed 2f out, soon no extra under pressure, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Bank On Black (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 3yo hcp 50-80 fm in Jun.
Majestic Pearl (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, outpaced before halfway, headway 1 1/2f out, 6th well inside final furlong, ran on well, 3rd of 14, hd behind White Daffodil (8-10) at Cork 6f Apprentice Handicap (3yo) gd.
Nidian (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Led, strongly pressed from under 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Kardyls Hope (9-7) at Cork 6f Apprentice Handicap (3yo) gd.
Ziran (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Prominent, 3rd halfway, weakened from 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Foildearg (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4yo nhf gf in Sep.
Cooke's Bar (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of St Clair Star.
Diamond Spirit (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Timbervati.
Finalstar (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th and ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 8l behind Road To Victory (8-10) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 gd.
Ibelieveinmiracles (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Held up on stand's side, driven along and headway 1 1/2f out, 7th over 1f out, soon no extra, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind White Daffodil (8-10) at Cork 6f Apprentice Handicap (3yo) gd.
Lisianthus (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up, 11th into straight, ran on well under tender handling from 1 1/2f out, nearest at finish, 4th of 14, 2l behind Ballydonnell Drive (9-0) at Dundalk 1m sks pol.
Little Luxury (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Settled 3rd, ridden to challenge entering straight, led briefly 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, eased, 12th of 17, 16l behind Ancient Kingdom (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn gd.
Shirley Schmidt (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 9l behind Jedward (9-0) at Navan 5f mdn stks.
Sovereign Secure (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, soon no extra, 13th of 14, 14l behind Johnstown Lad (9-12) at Dundalk 5f hcp 50-80 pol.
You Win I Lose (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, no extra in 6th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 6l behind Indicative (9-0) at Listowel 7f 3yo mdn aut in Sep.
Booganhagen 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 14th of 16, 27l behind Jedward (9-0) at Navan 5f mdn stks.
Luzhniki (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, no impression and kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 7th of 16, 11l behind Jedward (9-0) at Navan 5f mdn stks.