John Oxx will have been delighted to have taken the open on Leopardstown's big day on Saturday so his Nayef filly Alafzara is one to keep an eye on. However, it's about time COLOUR BLUE was losing her maiden tag and though there are plenty of runners here her overall form, especially when not beaten far in a Curragh Group 3, is far superior to these rivals. Kevin Prendergast tries Trikala in a first-time visor after a couple of disappointing runs and Dermot Weld's newcomer Vote Often, who is a full sister to Group 1 winner Proportional, is another to note on her debut.
Alafzara (IRE) Nayef filly out of Aliyfa.
Colour Blue (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Boom The Groom (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in Jul.
Empress Toorah (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure in moderate 5th from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 7l behind Orchestra (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Feeltherhythm (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Soon prominent, no impression in 3rd from under 2f out, kept on same pace from 1f out without troubling winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Bleeding Hearts (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut gd in Aug.
Hallo Rosie (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 11th of 13, 18l behind Dazzling (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gf.
Hannah's Magic (IRE) 11-4 (8-8) Keen hold early, tracked leaders, niggled along after halfway, no impression in 4th from before straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Pearl Earing (8-8) at Sligo 7f 2yo aut sft in Aug.
Lady Clitico (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Niggled along from early, every chance in close 3rd over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Hilltown Gal (8-11) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gd in May.
Martial Mood 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 8th before straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 11l behind All Set To Go (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gd.
Queen Rosemary (IRE) Tagula filly out of La Normandaise.
Romantic Melody (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Adelana (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd in Aug.
Sandy Smile (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 10th of 17, 13l behind Vallado (8-10) at Curragh 6f 2yo aut gd in Aug.
Silk Lilly (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 9th of 11, 21l behind Adelana (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd in Aug.
Sophie's World (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders and 7th halfway, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace to go 5th closing stages, 5th of 8, 8l behind Come To Heel (9-0) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Trikala (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along in 3rd 3f out, ridden and no impression leaders 2f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd closing stages final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Adelana (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd in Aug.
Tuilelaith (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 1f out, kept on into 3rd final furlong, no impression leaders, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Flying Jib (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Aug.
Vote Often Beat Hollow filly out of Minority.