Knightsone, a Roscommon bumper winner on soft ground, was narrowly beaten by Dayrina on his hurdling bow at Down Royal and that sets the standard. Sue And Isi attracted some support in that event but fell at the first while Spa Hill had a run over hurdles in June but performed badly and went back to bumpers, scoring at Killarney last month. He can do better and rates a threat but Willie Mullins looks to have unearthed another potential gem in VICKY DE L'OASIS. Three times a winning bumper in France, she'll need to adapt to much faster conditions here but, with her allowance to aid her cause, is expected to get off to a winning start.
Desert Roe (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) In rear, trailing from before 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 32l behind Dayrina (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Island Villa (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Violet Ville.
Knightsone (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Soon chased leader, not fluent 5 out, almost on terms from before 3 out where left in front, mistake 2 out, attempted to assert from before last, caught closing stages and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Dayrina (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Medinah Gold (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Grande Solitaire.
Sizing Scorpion (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, moderate 9th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 40l behind Curley Bill (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Spa Hill (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 4f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, led inside final furlong and kept on well, won at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in Aug beating Casey Ryback (11-7) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Wisty (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Waited with towards rear, moderate 10th before straight, no impression in moderate 8th and kept on same pace 2 out, 7th of 14, 31l behind Curley Bill (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Little Alma (IRE) 100-1 (10-4) Chased leader and disputed 2nd, ridden and weakened after 4 out, completely tailed off, last of 4, well behind Top Madam (11-1) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hdl gd in Aug.
Loving Kind (IRE) Jeremy filly out of Linette.
Sue And Isi (IRE) 13-2 (10-2) Fell 1st, in a race won by Dayrina (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf in Aug, 8 ran.
Vicky De L'Oasis (FR) (9-12) 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Vroum (10-1) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 4f n h flat hvy in Nov.
You Got Heart (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, untidy at 4th, moderate 8th 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace from before 2 out, 8th of 17, 23l behind Pepparpot (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug.