Hall Of Mirrors finished half-a-length behind Impound in a Killarney maiden a month ago and the latter was then almost three lengths behind CESTRE NOTRE GRIS at Listowel. A 2lb rise in the ratings shouldn't prevent the excellent claimer Ronan Whelan riding another winner here though Mister Aviation, who was a neck in front of him off level weights at Killarney last time, has to be a threat. Sin Miedo ran poorly on his nursery debut over 7f here but the longer trip will be in his favour.
Cest Notre Gris (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, under pressure from before halfway, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp hvy in Sep beating Wholelotofrosie (8-8) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Hall Of Mirrors (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Attempted to make all, attempted to assert from over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Secret Recipe (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Mister Aviation (IRE) 2-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 2nd into straight, ridden approaching 2f out, closed from over 1f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Count Of Limonade (9-7) at Killarney 1m 2yo hcp sft in Sep.
Ballyorban (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leader, ridden approaching straight, beaten when short of room about 1f out, no extra, last of 4, 11l behind Secret Recipe (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Hard Walnut (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Broke well and led, strongly pressed early straight and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong and dropped to 4th, 4th of 7, 6l behind Reglisse (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gs in Jul.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden into moderate 5th from 2f out, soon no impression, went moderate 4th and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 12l behind Einsteins Folly (9-6) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo hcp gs in Aug.