The remarkable DUNTLE is taken to make a winning reappearance, as she did a year ago when landing a Dundalk maiden by 18 lengths. She later won a Listed handicap at Ascot and a Group 3 here in August and finished first past the post in the Group 1 Matron Stakes over the course and distance in September only to be controversially disqualified. Sweet Lightning finished runner-up to the now retired Famous Name in this last year and made a successful reappearance in the Irish Lincolnshire. He disappointed when odds-on for a Listed contest here last month when Bold Thady Quill was in front but that wasn't his true form. Custom Cut was a long way behind in the Lincolnshire but then made all to land a Group 3 over 7f at the Curragh for which he is penalised. Elusive Ridge has been racing on Polytrack and will need to improve to get involved.
Custom Cut (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden well over 1f out and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on well, won at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) in Apr beating Nephrite (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 2nd after 3f, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Declaration Of War (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Duntle (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and edged right in 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure to lead close home, finished 1st but placed 2nd after stewards enquiry, 2nd of 11, shd behind Chachamaidee (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Elusive Ridge (IRE) 13-2 (10-1) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no impression final furlong, last of 8, 3 1/2l behind Hot Bed (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Apr.
Sweet Lightning 5-6fav (9-5) Chased leaders early, soon settled 4th, pushed along 2f out, ridden into 3rd over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 6l behind Declaration Of War (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.