The speedy An Mhi has only run once over this trip in 22 starts but generally sets the pace and should be competitive despite his big weight. Bubbly Bellini hasn't had the breaks in his last two starts and though both were over further he has performed well over the C&D in the past and should go close here. He holds the only C&D winner in the line-up, Stones Peak, on their run at Sligo in August though that was over 7f and the latter is better over today's trip. LAKE WANAKA has been sent to the UK for a couple of low-grade handicaps and looked an improver when just touched off by Steel Rain at Ffos Las. She's one of the few here with scope and can gain her first success.
An Mhi (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Jills Ballet (9-6) at Curragh 7f Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+) in Sep.
Joint Decision (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 11th of 17, 10l behind Jills Ballet (9-6) at Curragh 7f Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+) in Sep.
Amour Fou (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, some headway on stands' side over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 6l behind Noble Four (9-0) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp 50-80 gf in Jul.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, 6th 3f out, short of room and switched to inner 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, went 2nd close home, never nearer, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Kateeva (10-1) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Long Time Coming (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Always behind, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, last of 10, 17l behind Colour Of Love (9-3) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jul.
Rose Garnet (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th early, no extra straight, 12th of 13, 22l behind Bonnie Acclamation (9-6) at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 in Sep.
Stones Peak (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, headway in 9th 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on to go 2nd final furlong, no impression winner, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Just On Fire (9-6) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-60 gd in Sep.
Byte The Bullet (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, 4th early, no impression straight, 8th of 13, 17l behind Bonnie Acclamation (9-6) at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 in Sep.
Via Mia 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd on inner halfway, pushed along early straight, no extra from well over 1f out, weakened, 8th of 14, 11l behind Jeangeorges (9-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Tamujin (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, improved to track leaders halfway, no extra over 3f out, last of 11, well behind Haleniya (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Aug.
Trotting Weasel (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, some headway entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 16, 8l behind An Mhi (8-13) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Wellmarked (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, went 7th on outer 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4l behind Ashton Rose (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Afterglow 10-1 (8-8) Soon disputed lead, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 14, 5l behind Amour Fou (8-13) at Cork 5f 3yo hcp 47-70 sft in May.
Ferocious Fran (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Led, joined over 2f out, soon headed and no extra from over 1f out, last of 12, 13l behind Darasal Wane (9-10) at Roscommon 7f stks hvy in Sep.
Newpark Rio (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Chased leaders on far side, 7th halfway, no extra from under 2f out, weakened, last of 13, 9l behind Big Bad Lily (8-13) at Cork 5f app hcp 50-75 gf in Jul.
Lake Wanaka (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Prominent, led over 4f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed towards finish, ran on, 2nd of 7, shd behind Steel Rain (9-1) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Sable (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Bonnie Acclamation (10-3) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Dinah Doll (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th entering straight, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 12th of 15, 11l behind Lombrici (9-2) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.
Lovestoned (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Soon outpaced, effort on outside over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Steel Rain (9-1) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Ryguhl (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Very slowly away, always towards rear, last of 16, 50l behind Liberty's Gift (9-5) at Listowel 1m 3yo mdn aut in Jun.