Coolnagree had a length to spare over Jimtown over the C&D a week ago and though 4lb worse off won with a bit in hand and can confirm the form. Mr Red Clubs started favourite that day but couldn't land a blow though he gained compensation at Dundalk on Friday while Money Spider and Athlumney Lass were well beaten. After a promising start at Down Royal, Backbench Blues landed a maiden in good style at Dundalk and should continue to make progress while Fatcatinthehat ran very well in what looked a strong maiden here last week won by Thomasgainsborough. AMHRASACH finished a close runner-up in two very good maidens before attempting Listed class at the Curragh. She showed good pace until weakening quickly in that mile event and, as this trip and grade looks more to her liking, she can gain her first success.
Fatcatinthehat 10-1 (8-9) Led, driven along early straight, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed closing stages and no extra, 3rd of 19, 1l behind Thomasgainsborough (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Backbench Blues (IRE) 8-11fav (8-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong to lead last 50 yards, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Sep beating Shukhov (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Bahama Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, never a factor, no threat from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind An Ghalanta (8-12) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.
Khaos (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 10l behind Nocturnal Affair (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.
Amhrasach (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th on outer halfway, 5th 2f out, soon no extra under pressure, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 20l behind Homecoming Queen (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Oct.
Jimtown 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden along in 8th early straight, 6th 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Coolnagree (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-80 in Oct.
Coolnagree (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear of mid-division, good headway early straight, led 1f out, driven out and kept on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-80 in Oct beating Jimtown (9-1) by 1l, 14 ran.
Money Spider (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, headway on outer to go 6th approaching straight, soon ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong without troubling leaders, 7th of 14, 7l behind Coolnagree (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-80 in Oct.
Jeremy's Girl (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden in 9th 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Antiquus (8-2) at Navan 1m 2yo hcp 50-80 sft in Oct.
Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd early straight and soon challenged, close 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Coolnagree (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-80 in Oct.
Athlumney Lass (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Prominent on inner, 7th approaching straight, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 13th of 14, 19l behind Coolnagree (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp 50-80 in Oct.
Pinkisthecolour (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Never a factor, 10th of 13, 10l behind She's My Dandy (9-4) at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp 50-75 pol in Oct.