Aidan O'Brien won this last year with Twirl, who was drawn 17 and ridden by Seamie Heffernan. Today's entry A STAR IS BORN is drawn in the same box with the same rider and the full-sister to Rip Van Winkle can make a winning debut. Jim Bolger's outstanding year continues unabated and any one of his three entries could take this though Teoirim has easily the best of the draw and could come out on top. Fitrah made a pleasing debut at Naas and will have come on for the run and Island In The Sun, another daughter of Galileo and a half-sister to numerous winners, is another newcomer to keep an eye on.
A Star Is Born (IRE) Galileo filly out of Looking Back.
Bainne (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Led and disputed, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, weakened, 9th of 11, 23l behind Pop Art (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Oct.
Bunairgead (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, improved into close 2nd 2 1/2f out, soon challenged, outpaced over 1f out, soon no extra, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Magician (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Davanti (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up, 9th and ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 15l behind Dubaya (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn in Oct.
Dizzy Contessa 25-1 (9-0) Pushed along towards rear from early, never a factor, 14th of 15, 24l behind Rasmeyaa (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.
Elusive Spring (IRE) Elusive City filly out of Rite Of Spring.
Fitrah (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In rear early, moderate 8th over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one paced, 5th of 11, 7l behind Pop Art (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Oct.
Ghazina (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, mostly last of the 5, no impression from 2f out, last of 5, 17l behind Twilight Zone (9-5) at Cork 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Hermia 20-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, no threat in straight, 10th of 15, 10l behind Big Break (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep.
Indy Gal (IRE) Intikhab filly out of Knockatotaun.
Island In The Sun (IRE) Galileo filly out of Coralita.
Juara (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Involved in bumping away from stalls, always towards rear, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 9 Lake Louise (8-7) at Navan 1m 2yo hcp hvy in Oct.
Lady Giselle 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, pushed along in 3rd approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Coolibah (9-0) at Roscommon 7f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Oct.
Merciful Hour (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Mid-division, weakened straight, 10th of 13, 10l behind Hazy Glow (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Oct.
Mollsrob (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Never a factor, no impression from early straight, last of 15, 25l behind Rasmeyaa (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.
Moss Top (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led and disputed early, headed after halfway, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 11, 17l behind Pop Art (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn hvy in Oct.
Teoirim (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, 3rd and ridden 2 1/2f out, weakened from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Tarana (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep.
Write To Me (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, moderate 5th 2f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 22l behind Wholelotofrosie (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks hvy in Sep.
Sweet Lana (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, dropped to moderate 6th and no extra from 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8 Loch Garman (9-5) at Navan 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Tri Na Ceile (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, no impression from 2f out, 13th of 15, 23l behind Rasmeyaa (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct.