GUITAR PETE looked a useful recruit to hurdling when beating Lindenhurst just over two lengths at Listowel with Seeyouallincoppers a long way back in third. The placed horses had won previously and were conceding weight but the winner should have no problems confirming the form with that experience behind him. Sharjah was behind Seeyouallincoppers at Roscommon but benefited from the run and returned there to score a couple of weeks later, though that was on quicker ground than he'll face here. Dream Nolan didn't show much on his debut but can be expected to show some improvement.
Guitar Pete (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, a little impeded 3rd and reminder, closer order from before 3 out, soon tracked leaders, on terms travelling best approaching last where led, stayed on well run-in, won at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl in Sep beating Lindenhurst (11-1) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Lindenhurst (IRE) 4-1fav (11-1) Prominent in chasing group, closer order in 2nd when not fluent 3 out, travelling well before straight and soon led, strongly pressed and joined approaching last where headed, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Guitar Pete (10-12) at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl in Sep.
Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Led and disputed early, in front and clear circuit to go, reduced lead approaching 3 out, strongly pressed before straight, soon headed and no extra in 3rd after, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 17l behind Guitar Pete (10-12) at Listowel 2m 3yo hdl in Sep.
Sharjah (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th before straight, stayed on in 3rd 2 out, 2nd last, kept on to challenge run-in and led close home, won at Roscommon 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Aug beating Thefiddlerofduneen (10-5) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Down Time (USA) 14-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 1st or 3rd, ridden and one pace 2 out, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Estinaad (10-8) at Perth 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Sep.
Dream Nolan (FR) 5-2 (10-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along in 5th before straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 17l behind Gmac (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Heartbreak City (FR) 8-1 (9-5) 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Cassells Rock (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 1m 1f 3yo clm stks fbs in Aug (flat).
Moss Street 16-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression in 6th after 2 out and moderate 5th entering straight, kept on same pace run-in to nearly snatch 3rd on line, 4th of 13, 21l behind Noble Inn (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Native Realm (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 11th of 13, 14l behind League Of Nations (9-12) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 50-80 gf in Jun (flat).
Runaiocht (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 13, 9l behind The Black Devil (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug (flat).
Annagh Haven (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) Chased leaders and 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression in moderate 7th after 2 out, no extra, 8th of 13, 43l behind Noble Inn (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Sep.